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Authors Love Readers, a podcast hosted by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a series of conversations between authors about how and why they create stories. Patricia is the chief question-asker, but she welcomes ideas from readers. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments below.

Kevin Tumlinson is the director of marketing for the ebook creation and distribution service Draft2Digital, supporting both indie and traditionally published authors. Books2Read, D2D’s author services resource, is a fast-growing tool for the industry, with services such as Universal Book Links offering authors increased discoverability with readers, and offering readers a simple, one-click method of finding new authors and new books online. 

In his words: “Books2Read has always been built around the idea that eventually we want readers to be able to discover there new favorite author on that site. … Discover new books, new authors that they love and follow, and then interact with them and support them by sharing things.” [21:45]

Kevin also is an award-winning and bestselling thriller author, and host of the Wordslinger Podcast. His archaeological thriller series featuring protagonist Dan Kolter has won awards and reached top rankings on Amazon and iBooks. You can find Kevin on: his website, Facebook and Twitter.

Listen to the podcast here.