Dec 29, 2020
Austen Rachlis is a writer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles.
She recently directed and produced the documentary Naughty
Books, which highlighted the ups and downs experienced by
self-published authors in the romance genre. Austen is a regular
writer for Wondery podcasts American Innovations and Business Wars.
She joins me on this episode to talk about her documentary, how the
self-publishing industry has changed the publishing industry, and
how it has empowered women. Join us for a truly fascinating episode
of Mitlin Money Mindset™ — you will not want to miss it!
You will want to hear this episode if you are interested
- How Austen came to film a documentary on the self-published
romance industry. [2:15]
- What surprised Austen the most about making the documentary.
- How Amazon has changed the self-publishing space. [5:38]
- How this space has empowered Women. [8:10]
- Why as a self-published author, you are the CEO of your own
- Misconceptions about self-publishing and the romance publishing
- Austen’s advice to aspiring authors considering
Connect with Austen Rachlis
- Austen Rachlis is a writer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles.
Her novel Hacker Mom was a launch title for Amazon’s Kindle Serial
initiative. She co-wrote the short film Loop Planes, which was
jointly funded and produced by Killer Films and Massify.com. It
premiered at SXSW and went on to screen at over 50 festivals
worldwide, including Tribeca, The Hamptons Film Festival, and the
Rhode Island International Film Festival, where it won the
Alternative Spirit Award. She directed and produced the documentary
Naughty Books, which is distributed by 1091 Pictures. She is a
regular writer for the Wondery podcasts American Innovations and
Business Wars. Austen holds a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA
from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
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