• Comic Rescue! Interview With Danny J Quick

    This is a special episode where we discuss the current business model of 4th Wall Productions and give an extensive audit and strategy to take them from 400 to 800 dollars a month in sales, to 400 to 800 dollars a day! You don't want to miss this as it is a master course in e-commerce for comic book creators!

    Watch this episode on our youtube channel. Look up Black Sands Entertainment!

    50m - Mar 24, 2023
  • BIG WINS: Selling In Education is Hard!

    Big news on the future investment round and the basics on selling to educational institutions. It's time to learn how to sell in the school distribution world.

    14m - Feb 17, 2023
  • The Road to $1.5 Million Dollars

    2023 is going to be the most exciting year of your life. Join me on a journey to the biggest investment round ever held for an independent publisher. We are going to raise $1.5 Million dollars and you are going to learn every single step in the process to make this historic feat.

    If you haven't signed up for patreon, you absolutely must now! Go to Patreon.com/blacksands and be apart of the movement. Learn from the best, and prepare to make history!

    15m - Feb 10, 2023
  • The Beat Sheet Act 3: Finish the job!

    This last part of the beat sheet series explains the ways you finish a story strong. This is the moment the hero decides to take command of their life. It is make or break time!

    Support the podcast at patreon.com/blacksands

    14m - Aug 19, 2022
  • The Beat Sheet Act 2: The Fun and Games

    In this episode, we breakdown the elements of act 2 and why it's important to nail this part of your story. A boring Act 2 is a disaster for the entire story because this is where the promise must be kept. This is where the A story goes crazy.

    14m - Aug 12, 2022
  • Writing Time: The first five beats of the Beat Sheet

    We break down the first act of your story through the beats. By understanding what you need to tell a compelling story, you can avoid weeks of writer's block.

    16m - Aug 5, 2022
  • Equity Crowdfunding: Interview with Wefunder on how to fund your business!

    In this special episode, we interview Jacob Suggs to learn what it really takes to scale your career in publishing. This information is hard to find because this is a world foreign to 97% of all business owners.

    Only the best will ever get this far. Will it be you?

    Support the podcast at http://patreon.com/blacksands

    31m - Jul 29, 2022
  • Kickstart your project! How to run a successful Kickstarter campaign

    Manuel Godoy shares the facts about the platform Kickstarter and what to do to succeed in your first campaign.

    20m - Jul 27, 2022
  • Make Money like Netflix! How to secure patreon subscribers for your book!

    Manuel Godoy explains how he ended up with one of the largest patreon communities in the world. This gritty episode explains in detail all the pros on cons of the platform, and even the downright ugly.

    Want to support the podcast? Leave a review and subscribe at patreon.com/blacksands

    24m - Jul 25, 2022
  • Writing Opportunities! The Black Sands Universe is open to new writers!

    This special episode focuses on corporate news coming from Black Sands Entertainment. They are allowing their fans opportunities to write paid short stories in the Black Sands verse and even opportunities to be published under the brand in traditional deals.

    The opportunities are exclusively for patrons so if you wish to participate, you need to sign up at http//patreon.com/blacksands

    Submissions begin in two weeks.

    15m - Jul 22, 2022
  • Summarize or Die! Know how to get an Agent's attention

    This episode follows up on the log line episode to break down what makes a compelling summary. Your summary will be the only thing that gets your through the door when it comes to an agent. If they are not impressed, they will NEVER look at your manuscript. Let's get to work!

    You can find my books at blacksands.com

    Join our community at patreon.com/blacksands

    18m - Jul 18, 2022
  • Securing the deal with Kevin Hart on Shark Tank! Best Moment Ever

    Manuel and Geiszel Godoy explain their once in a lifetime experience on Shark Tank. It is amazing to see how far this couple has come from the small kiosk booth in Hoover Alabama, to a multi-million dollar corporation.

    Support their podcast at patreon.com/blacksands

    Review the podcast on Apple.

    17m - Jul 15, 2022
  • Choose Your Audience Wisely! Common mistakes people make before writing

    Manuel breaks down the keys to telling a story people want to read. Sometimes a little market research before you begin can save you from hardships later in your career. The key points to narrowing down your niche and building your core audience are explained in this episode of the Ultimate Guide to Self Publishing.

    Support the podcast by subscribing at patreon.com/blacksands

    17m - Jul 13, 2022
  • Log Lines! The most important two sentences of your life

    Manuel Godoy breaks down the idea of a log line and why it's so critical to the success of a title. He also goes in depth in the nature of a customer and how the log line leads a customer/reader in the decision making process.

    Reference material for this episode: Save the Cat

    Find my books at Blacksands.com

    Sign up for patreon at Patreon.com/blacksands

    17m - Jul 11, 2022
  • Avoid these mistakes that can ruin your career before you even begin! Partnerships and Collabs

    Manuel spills the tea with this amazing episode explaining the dangers of bad contracts and partnerships. The information in this episode is critical to the earliest in your journey as a writer because you can very well ruin your entire future before you even write a single word because you signed a contract.

    This is a crazy experience. No one has ever been this transparent. This is the Ultimate Guide to Self Publishing.

    To support the podcast and talk with the host about your project, subscribe at http://patreon.com/blacksands

    20m - Jul 8, 2022
  • The $100k a year Blueprint. What best sellers won't tell you!

    Follow this podcast and we promise you in 90 days, you will finish your first book!

    Manuel and Geiszel Godoy tell you everything about their first 3 years in business and what are the typical things required to be successful independently.

    Their real life experiences are relatable and sets expectations for what the future may hold for new creators in the field. This is the first of many steps needed to go into the industry prepared for the harsh reality of independent sales.

    This is the Ultimate Guide to Self Publishing!

    18m - Jul 6, 2022
  • Vanity Metrics & Criticism? What to listen to and what to ignore

    In this episode we will breakdown the distractions many creators face early in their career before they ever become established. Manuel Godoy breaks down real world scenarios where bad information led to disaster for many creators. This information is critical for a good start in self-publishing.

    18m - Jul 4, 2022
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