Your backstage pass to the world’s most prolific authors

JD Barker
Christine Daigle
Kevin Tumlinson
Jena Brown

What does it take to succeed as a writer? Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson and Jena Brown as they pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide.

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Educating Authors with Bryan Cohen

Bryan Cohen is well-trained in the art of educating authors. With his forward-focused approach to teaching and emphasis on keeping students motivated, he has helped thousands of new authors understand the ins and outs of writing. In addition to teaching, Cohen has published a series of novels and dozens of writing guides. His most popular book, How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis, contains the secrets to attracting new readers and making a book sound good. His latest offering, “Amazon Ad School,” is available below.


Bryan Cohen is an author, a podcaster, and a coach. He’s published over 40 books, which have been downloaded over half a million times. His books include How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis and five novels in The Viral Superhero Series. He’s the co-host of The Sell More Books Show and the head writer at Best Page Forward, a book description writing service.

Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business – editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why successful people aren’t necessarily good teachers
  • Why self-paced courses don’t work
  • The importance of a feedback loop
  • Why most writers have multiple revenue streams
  • When to write for an audience vs. for yourself


J. D. Barker –

J. Thorn –

Bryan Cohen –

Amazon Ad Challenge (July 2020) –

How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis by Bryan Cohen –

Amazon Ad School – 

Secret Powers of the Author Mastermind: How to Transform from Struggling Writer to Career Author

Co-writing a Book Mini Course with Joanna Penn –

Save Indie Bookstores –

Music by Nicorus – 

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – and recorded at Mill Pond Studio –

Contact – 

“Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen –

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  1. Christopher Wills

    4 years ago  

    Interesting interview today J. Totally agree with the idea of great players not necessarily becoming great coaches; in the UK we have decades of examples in soccer. But one has to wonder, is it also true the other way around? I sincerely hope not, because I know I am a great teacher and trainer… 🙂.

    1. J. Thorn

      4 years ago  


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