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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Unlocking the Authorpreneurial Mindset with Jim Kukral of Unskippable

Jim Kukral is no stranger to the authorpreneurial mindset. For decades, he repeatedly struggled to create a stand-out book or brand, and the pressure to become a self-sustaining writer only increased when children and a mortgage were thrown into the mix. Regardless, through his unerring drive and determination for success, he eventually found the foothold he deserved. Jim is a non-fiction author, entrepreneur, and online marketing expert. He is well-known for his inspirational life guide, Your Journey To Becoming Unskippable, and for his talent as a keynote speaker. Kukral’s latest publication, The Unskippable Handbook For Dealing with Jerks, Idiots, and Terrible People, is available now.


Jim Kukral delivers insightful and entertaining content to growth-oriented organizations on attention-getting marketing, creative branding and understanding how customers think, react and most importantly, buy. With a passion for speaking and teaching, Jim travels around the world to teach brands and business owners on how they can apply his UNSKIPPABLE method to their marketing and brand mission to generate positive ROI-based outcomes and purposely attract lifetime customers.

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:

  • What sparks a mindset shift
  • How to get out of a dark period
  • How to take the first step into self-employement
  • The importance of creating a brand
  • How to write to market


J. D. Barker –

J. Thorn –

The Career Author Summit 2021 – 

Jim Kukral –

Your Journey to Becoming Unskippable by Jim Kukral –

The Unskippable Handbook For Dealing with Jerks, Idiots, and Terrible People by Jim Kukral –

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  

    Jim Kukral is an interesting and genuine guy. I enjoyed his book Unskippable.
    Fascinating discussion about Audiobooks. I have an idea. Full cast Audio dramas with moving pictures to show setting etc. I even have a name for this new media… movies… get it? Although thinking about it, nah, it’ll never catch on.
    Great show today.

    1. J. Thorn

      4 years ago  

      Or we can call them “talkies.” LOL!

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