Audiobooks are big, and they’re only getting bigger. In 2016, the annual sales of audiobooks were 2.1 billion dollars, and sales increased to 2.6 billion dollars in 2017. (Source) With podcasting also on the rise, it looks like audio is where the market is flooding to right now for content consumption. At the same time,…Read More
Playster is a growing subscription-based service that allows you to download unlimited music, movies, books, audiobooks and games for a monthly fee. For customers, it’s a great deal and it means you don’t have to worry about credits or paying extra like with Audible for audiobooks. While it’s good for the consumer, it’s also great for authors, as well.
Our guest this week is Kevin Tumlinson from Draft2Digital who talks about the benefits of making books available on Playster, as well as assuaging any fears authors might have about not getting paid for their work.Read More
Amazon may seem like the be-all-end-all when it comes to book sales, but there are a number of other markets and new ones emerging that can benefit your book sales. Spreading your books to these markets can help you not only make money with your book, but also help increase reader familiarity with your name and books.
Today’s guest, Tracy Cooper-Posey, has had her books listed on a number of different sites, as well as her own website, and encourages authors to focus their marketing efforts on getting their books on as many platforms as they can. She talks about some of her favorite platforms and ways you can increase sales on them.Read More
Have you ever wondered how self-published authors get a hardcover version of their book on their book’s sales page? I know I did. As you may already know, Createspace and KDP are print-on-demand distribution services that can hanldle making your paperback books. But there’s no option for print-on-demand hardcover books within Createspace or KDP, which forces us…Read More
A common question from authors is about pricing their books. There are five major things to take into consideration when setting your price: Competition analysis; Analysis of KU and Kindle Direct prices; Target Demographic; Future Book Sales; and Launch Prices.
Patrick King is the guest for this episode, and he’s had first-hand experiences testing prices and seeing what sticks.Read More
The first time I put my book on Amazon, I didn’t think to put much time into writing the description because I didn’t think it was very important, but when Amazon came out with Amazon Marketing Services, the importance became more apparent. I could see when people saw the cover and title on…Read More
An author bio picture is important because it is a reflection of yourself and it shows your professionalism. In this episode you will learn all the dos and don’ts of creating an author bio picture.Read More
Some of the mistakes authors have made we should to not only learn from, but avoid if you’re just starting to think about self publishing.
Even for established authors, it’s useful to look at past mistakes, learn from them and push forward. That also applies to comparing your mistakes to others successes on social media, which presents a false representation of the struggle of authors.Read More
Listing your previous books in other books is a great way to turn someone reading one of your books into someone who downloads and reads more of your books. There are a few places in your book to put this list. In the front Throughout the book The end of the book Keep in mind…Read More
Have you ever wondered how to write a children’s book, and if you have what it takes to create one? For me, it’s this smile. That’s my reason for writing children’s books. Many aspiring (and even accomplished) authors dream of writing a children’s book. Maybe you have an incredible idea that you can’t stop thinking…Read More