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May 14th, 2024

Kevin Anderson's Guide to Build and Launch Bestselling Books

  1. Kevin Anderson's Guide to Build and Launch Bestselling Books 34:58

Imagine stepping off a farm in northern Alberta and into the prestigious corridors of Harvard, only to find your true calling in the bustling world of book publishing. That’s the journey Kevin Anderson shares with us, as he maps out the transition from academia to founding Kevin Anderson & Associates, an editorial enterprise that’s transforming the book publishing industry. Kevin’s story is more than just a tale of professional evolution—it’s a testament to the power of remote work and the entrepreneurial spirit that connects clients across the nation.

As we wade through the publishing world’s complexities, Kevin unveils the intricacies of guiding authors. Whether navigating the sensitive terrain of controversial topics or demystifying the elusive bestseller list, Kevin articulates the realities of enhancing an author’s professional platform. This episode illuminates the strategic partnership between authors and publishers, whether they’re major houses or the burgeoning hybrid and self-publishing spheres, and reveals the tailored strategies Kevin’s team employs to propel authors toward their goals.

Wrapping up our enlightening session, we peer into the crystal ball of hybrid publishing, dissecting its legitimacy and impact on the industry. Kevin extols the virtues of early guidance for authors, cautioning against the siren call of false industry promises. With a personal touch, he shares his literary inclinations and imparts an inspirational nugget that resonates with anyone holding a pen and a dream. If you’ve ever aspired to see your name on a book cover, this episode is your beacon through the publishing odyssey.

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Anika Jackson Creative Strategist, Podcaster

Anika is a mother, community volunteer, philanthropist, marketing and communications strategist and podcast host. As a marcom executive, she has done it all including experiential marketing/ event production, launch marketing, public relations, digital, and influencer throughout her multiple decade career.

She is a member of the Quickbooks Small Business Council, as well as on the Advisory Board for the Women in Leadership program for UCSB’s PaCE; advisor for Junior League of Los Angeles’ 2022 – 2023 President; Co-founder and board member of Learn Grow Lead; and Ballona Wetlands Philanthropy Chair for National Charity League’s Pier Chapter.

In Anika’s newest role, she is an adjunct professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, teaching graduate students in both the Masters of Public Relations and Advertising as well as the Masters of Digital Media Management programs.

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