Episode 60: Writing and Marketing Books During the Pandemic With Michelle Jackson & Gertrud Nonterah

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

Thinking of writing a book during the pandemic? How has the pandemic affected self-published authors? In this episode, we chat with Michelle Jackson and Gertrud Nonterah about the challenges they have face writing books during the pandemic. They candidly share how they have pivoted their focus and what motivates them to continue writing despite the obstacles.

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Michelle Jackson is a blogger, freelance writer, host of Michelle is Money Hungry podcast, and the author of non-fiction and romance books. Based in Colorado, she is passionate about helping driven entrepreneurs sell what they already know online.

Gertrude ‘Gee’ Nonterah is a YouTuber, freelance writer, and the host of The Create & Prosper Podcast. She is also the author of several non-fiction books including Win At Freelance Writing. Subscribe to Gee’s YouTube channel here. She creates videos on freelance writing, blogging, self-publishing, and thriving as a creative entrepreneur.

In this episode we cover:

  • The challenges of writing a book during the pandemic.
  • Why self-publishing?
  • The writing and editing process.
  • Tips for marketing your books.

Writing Books During the Pandemic Tips:

  1. Develop a writing practice.
  2. If possible, write every day.
  3. Create a long-term marketing strategy so you can continue to sell your books.

Resources Mentioned:

Grammarly: A writing tool that checks for grammer, spelling, and punctuation mistakes.

If you want to learn how to make money writing eBooks, check out Michelle’s Make Money with Ebooks Academy. This monthly membership helps future authors get their stories, expertise, and doubts out of their heads so that they can begin publishing their first books.

Next listen to Episode 51 of The Thought Card Podcast – Top Tips For New Authors.

Connect With Michelle Jackson: 

Website: https://michelleismoneyhungry.com/ 

Instagram: @michelleismoneyhungry

Twitter: @MichLovesMoney

Connect With Gertrude Nonterah:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GertrudeNonterahTV/videos 

Website: http://geenonterah.com/ 

Instagram: @geenonterah

Twitter: @GeeNonterah

Book Writing Updates From Danielle Desir:

Hey there, thanks for checking out the show notes!

For National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo), I am working on my latest book Planning Local Trips During A Pandemic which is available on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Kobo, and more. Because this book is timely, I have been working around the clock to get it written and into your hands. Yesterday I surpassed 10,000 words so this book will be a short but impactful read.

Planning Local Trips During A Pandemic is a travel planning guide for U.S. travelers planning close-to-home activities and getaways during the pandemic.