Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast #127 Featuring Chris Fox

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast recently interviewed Chris Fox. Highlights included:

  • What Chris has been up to since finishing his Void Wraith Trilogy, the military SF he wrote to market last year, and how it ended up doing overall.
  • Why he’s writing a trilogy in 12 weeks and planning to release the books in rapid succession.
  • Some of the benefits of writing more than the first novel in a series before publishing any of them.
  • The importance of taking time off and taking time for passion projects.
  • Strategies for launching into crowded niches.
  • Whether Chris will do 99 cents for his launch of Book 1.
  • Using Facebook and Amazon ads to find a target audience and whether they’re proving effective (and affordable) right now.
  • Why it’s worthwhile to think about your character names instead of just throwing things out there.
  • Accountability tricks for sticking to one’s goals.
  • Launching a novel when you haven’t built up a list yet.
  • Why you might not want to tell everyone you know about your new novel — the confusing effect that can have on Amazon’s algorithms.
  • Relaunching a novel or series that didn’t do well out of the blocks.

Listen to the full interview on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast!

Week 7: Dealing With Setbacks

Everyone has setbacks, even those who seem to have it all figured out. In this week’s video, Chris talks about how he has dealt with some of his own setbacks this week. First he gives an update on his progress on 12 Weeks to a Trilogy. Next he talks about how he has handled losing time due to doing his taxes this week, and the unfortunate discovery that his ads had started losing money. Want to hear more? Watch the video below!

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Week 6: The Advantages of Back-to-Back Writing

In today’s video, Chris talks about the advantages of writing books in a series back-to-back. Writing book 2 in 12 Weeks to a Trilogy before editing book 1 has allowed him to have a better sense of the world and where the characters are going, which can make the changes in editing for book 1 much richer. Check out the details in the video below, along with his progress on editing and updates on world building.

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Week 4: Launch Scheduling

This week, Chris talks about how he schedules his book launches in his latest video. Along with an update on his progress on 12 Weeks to a Trilogy, he discusses planning his schedule for finishing drafts, editing, and sending the edited drafts to his editor to ensure that he hits his target publishing dates. Check out the video for more details!

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Week 2: Plot Gardening

This week Chris talks about something he calls Plot Gardening in his Week 2 Video for 12 Weeks to a Trilogy. Writers are generally pigeon-holed into either pantser or plotter, but plot gardening shows how even a die hard plotter can work free form discovery into their writing. Watch the video below for more details and updates on Chris’s progress at week 2:

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