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Ingenium Books Podcast

Ingenium Books Podcast


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Boni and John Wagner-Stafford of Ingenium Books.

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Join us as we talk about everything from writing craft to publishing processes, from book marketing to the business of publishing, from connecting your passion to your publishing journey, and from where you are now to where you become a changemaker. 


Recent Episodes

Behind the Scenes of a WSJ Bestseller Campaign with Boni Wagner-Stafford & Nancy CavillonesUntitled Episode

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Join us as we delve into the anatomy of a Wall Street Journal bestseller campaign with publisher Boni Wagner-Stafford and publishing manager Nancy Cavillones. Discover the strategy and hard work involved in achieving this pr…

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Elevate Your Writing with Show & Tell Techniques

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Discover the Power of Preparation in Publishing

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Authors, are you tired of hearing these myths about launching your book? Myth #1: Launching a book is a one-time event. Myth #2: It's best to focus solely on writing and worry about marketing later. Myth #3: Preparing the ma…


Finding Passion and Purpose in Publishing

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First up, it's a new season and a new name! Boni and John discuss the reasons for the name change from The Empowered Author Podcast to the Ingenium Books Podcast. Then we dive in to the wonderful ways to find passion and pur…

Book Marketing

Sell Sheets: What Are They And Why Do You Need One?

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The sell sheet is a tool that helps retailers see how your book can help them reach, engage and satisfy their customers. The sell sheet can help us achieve our goals for sales, reviews and promotion but it is also a powerfu…

About the Hosts

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Boni Wagner-Stafford


Boni Wagner-Stafford is co-host of the Ingenium Books Podcast, as well as co-founder and publisher at Ingenium Books. 
As a publisher, Boni leads strategy and editorial. 
As an award-winning former Canadian journalist, Boni covered politics, government, social and economic policy, health care, organized crime, and more. She later held senior management roles in government where she led teams responsible for media relations, issues management, and strategic communications planning. She has lived in more than seventeen different cities/towns in Canada, Mexico and France, lived for three years full-time on her sailboat, also named Ingenium, and now calls La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, home.

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John Wagner-Stafford


John is cofounder and CFO at Ingenium Books. Creating a better world is John’s personal purpose. John’s creative entrepreneur accomplishments include professional musician (saxophone, vocals); recording engineer with artists like Peter Frampton, Celine Dion, Pat Metheny, and Leonard Cohen; soundtrack producer for film and television. As video game producer for Ubisoft in Montreal John led a team of 160 and managed a budget of $12 million. He held real estate licenses in two Canadian provinces. He’s a master canoeist and ASA-certified sailor. He's also trilingual, speaking English, French, and Spanish.