TMBA 637: Our Favorite Books In The Time of Pandemic

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Back by popular demand, Dan and Kyla Gardner blow the dust off their bookshelves, and fire up their Kindle and Audible libraries to share some of their favorite recent reads. In this episode, they’ll be talking about what sustained them through the long months of COVID containment. And Kyla also shares her experiences of writing fiction under the pen name Kyla Sharp.

“There are so many people making so much money from fiction. Obviously, anyone can self publish, so it has a bad rap and there’s a lot of junk out there. But sometimes you can’t tell the quality difference because people hire professional editors, they get professional cover designers. They run it through their readers to make sure everything makes sense and they don’t have typos. And then they self publish it and they get 70% of those royalties from Amazon instead of traditional publishing where you have to pay back your advance and you might be getting something like 5%”.

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Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How Kyla made use of her local Library during the pandemic 3’20”
  • The ‘deep dives’ Dan has been doing on certain topics and authors 5’48”
  • The lessons of post-apocalyptic books 11’50”
  • Why moving to Australia turned Kyla on to ‘Outback Noir’ 50’52”

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Kyla Gardner
Kyla Sharp
Taylor Pearson
The Beginning of Infinity
The Bitcoin Widow
One Second After
The Stand
28 Days Later
Four Thousand Weeks
The Glass Kingdom
Lawrence Osborne
Getting the Love You Want
Enlightenment Now
Civilized to Death
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
The Death of Stalin
Any Ordinary Day: What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life?
The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency
The Three Body Problem
Project Hail Mary
The Man’s Guide to Women
Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma
The Second Sleep
The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth
The Silent Listener
One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding
TMBA486: The Re-Readables: Getting Things Done
TMBA488: The Re-Readables: The War of Art
TMBA492: The Re-Readables: Rich Dad Poor Dad
TMBA534: The Re-Readables: The Millionaire Fastlane
TMBA594: Predictions About the Near Future – The Sovereign Individual

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA281: An Episode For Those Who Like to Read
TMBA431: We Wrote a Book
TMBA426: Our Favorite Books of the Past Year

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