Welcome to the

Book Marketing Show

I'm Dave the Kindlepreneur, and this podcast is where I'll share the best tips and ideas. I'll also introduce you to some of the best book marketing and promotional minds in our industry as they provide a case study to each episode's lesson.

Listen, Learn, and Sell More Books!

Welcome to the

Book Marketing Show

Listen, Learn, and Sell More Books!

I'm Dave the Kindlepreneur, and this podcast is where I'll share the best   tips and ideas. I'll also introduce you to some of the best book marketing and promotional minds in our industry.

Lots of folks describe their idea or technique as a "game-changer". The Book Marketing Show isn't about playing games. Anyone can be a player; we want *our* listeners to be *winners*. My guests and I will help you discover the strategies successful self-pubbing insiders use. Come let us show you each week how to define your *own* game, where you can enjoy the same rewards and success we do.

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EpisodeCase StudyTitleCategoryPopularity
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At what price should you list your book?
The 5 major things to consider when setting a price for your book
Publishing ProcessNew
29
Ways to Make More Money with Your Book
Learn about creating services and merchandise in addition to your book that readers can purchase as a means for additional income
Marketing StrategyNew
28
How to Choose a Pen Name
Five things to think about when deciding to use a pen name for your writing
Platform Buildinglllllllll
27
Marketers & Coffee: Getting the Most out of AMS Ads with Brian Meeks
Learn how AMS ads work and how they can optimize them to help their books the most
Marketing Strategyllllllll
26
When and How to Redesign Your Book Cover
Learn how to grab a shopper’s attention and give insight to what your book is about
Book Coverlllllllll
25
Constructing a Book Description
Learn how to how to construct a book description that will turn shoppers into buyers
Publishing Processllllllll
24
When and How to Change Your Book Title
How to give your published book a “facelift” by changing the title to better represent the content.
Relaunchlllllll
23
Marketers & Coffee: Lessons learned publishing and marketing with Joanna Penn
Learn how Joanna Penn deals with self-doubt as a writer, tracks her progress, and reevaluates her goals to reach success with her writing.
Marketing Strategylllllllll
22
The Art of Getting an Author Picture for your Bio
How to capture the qualities that make up a good author picture for your bio.
Publishing Processllllllll
21
Why every author needs to start an email list ASAP
5 strategies to help grow your email list for promoting your current and future books.
Platform Buildingllllllll
20
How to increase your profits when taking your book publishing rights back
Learn how Sasscer Hill made more money in the first month after taking her publishing rights back.
Relaunchllllllll
19
Marketers & Coffee: Mistakes Authors and Ourselves Have Made.
Identifying mistakes authors make with book covers, social media, and more.
Publishing Processlllllllll
18
How to get your book listed in as many as 10 categories on Amazon
Increases your chances of achieving Best Seller status with your book by showing up in as many as 10 categories.
Book Categoriesllllllll
17
Where to find Secret Niche Amazon Categories
How and when to send Amazon a request to be listed in additional niche categories.
Book Categorieslllllll
16
The Power of Book Categories and Sales
How to distinguish a good category to list your book under and one that might not.
Book Categorieslllllll
15
Using a Heat Map to figure out what Amazon Shoppers Look at
How utilizing a Heat Map can help maximize the most viewed areas of your Amazon book listing.
Marketing Strategylllllll
14
Listing Previous Books for More Sales with Steve Scott
Best practices and effective tips for listing your previous books to increase Amazon book sales.
Publishing Processllllll
13
Reviving a Dead Book (Case Study #1)
Take an old book from "Dead Book" status and revive it using a few strategic techniques.
Relaunchllllll
12
Setting Up a Book Publishing Company
Start a company to publish other people’s works and to prevent your financial assets from ending up in someone else's possession if sued.
Book Publishingllllllll
11
Creating a Symbiotic Package to Market and Sell Your Book
The Symbiotic Book Package helps tailor your book for a specific market looking for your content.
Book Marketinglllllll
10
KDP Print or CreateSpace?
Only one of this Print on Demand services is best for your book. Find out which one.
Publishing Processllllllll
09
How to Collaborate with Another Author
Learn how to collaborate with another author on a book, thus saving time and money while increasing your marketing capability.
Book Writinglllllll
08
How to Get Book Reviews without a following, email list or website
With this simple step by step process, you can start getting legal and legit book reviews in no time.
Book Launchlllllllll
07
Using Book Promotion Sites to Launch Your Book
Learn about book promotion sites, how they actually work, and how authors can use them in order to get their books to a large amount of readers.
Book Launchlllllllll
06
Using Box Sets To Create Mammoth Marketing Teams for Your Book
Learn how authors are banning together, putting their books in a box set, and using their collective marketing power to create powerhouse selling machines.
Book Marketingllllllll
05
How Authors Can Sell Their International Rights
Learn how authors can actually sell the rights to their books, but only to specific markets in the world.
Publishing Processllllll
04
Kindle Select vs KU vs Other Markets: What's an Author To Do?
Learn about the benefits to KU and Kindle Select and figure whether you should use them, how to use them and when to use them.
Publishing Processlllllll
03
Book Category Selection and Finding Hot Niches
Learn how to select hot categories and research the market so that you can get your book discovered and listed as a #1 bestseller.
Keywordsllllllll
02
Keyword Mastery for Nonfiction and Fiction Authors
Learn how to research and find the right keywords so that your book gets in front of the right shoppers at the right time.
Keywordslllllllll
01
Book Marketing 101
With this, we'll break down book marketing so as to see how it has changed over the years, and how we can take advantage of the digital age of book publishing.
Book Marketinglllllllll
00
Welcome to the Book Marketing Show
Find out exactly what I'll be delivering on every episode, what to expect and how I will help you sell more books.
Introductionllll

reviving a dead book 2 sasscer hill

Episode 20: Reviving a Dead Book Case Study #2

Sasscer Hill published her first book in 2010 with a small publisher and was nominated for both the Agatha and Macavity Awards, and while it was very well received, she was only getting six percent profit from her publisher using Print-on-Demand. But when she got the rights back and made some changes, she saw more money in the first month than the money she made in six months with her previous publisher.

mark dawson mistakes authors make

Episode 19: Marketers & Coffee: Mistakes Authors and Ourselves Have Made

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.

get listed in more amazon book categories

Episode 18: How to get Your Book Ranked for More Amazon Book Categories

                                           The process for adding your book to other Categories is simple, and if you listened to the last episode, Episode 17, of the Book Marketing Show, you’ll already be familiar with the process and the form you’re going to use. When you do your research to determine which Categories you book will do best…

Dali Burgado changing Amazon book categories

Episode 17: Secret Niche Amazon Categories and Where to Find Them

                                           When you first publish your book, Amazon only offers about three fifths of the total categories. While you do have to choose from the ones offered, you also have to ask Amazon to add your book to other categories. Upon publishing your book, go to the special page Amazon has created specifically for sending…

picking good book categories e16

Episode 16: The Power of Book Categories and Sales

Dig deeper into how picking the right categories can help your book sales.

You’ll learn what Kindle Categories are, as well as how Category rankings are done within Amazon. You’ll also learn how to distinguish between a good category to list your book under and one that might not help as much as you might think.

michael alvear using a heat map to maximize amazon book listing

Episode 15: Using a Heat Map to figure out what Amazon Shoppers Look at

                                           When author Michael Alvear reached out to me to tell me he had a heat map about how shoppers use Amazon when buying a book, I hadn’t originally considered covering this topic. But authors can learn a lot from this map and what areas of their book page visitors will spend the most time.…

sj scott listing previous books

Episode 14: Listing Previous Books for More Sales with Steve Scott

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…

kevin mclachlan reviving a dead book

Episode 13: Reviving a Dead Book (Case Study #1)

How to take an earlier book from “Dead Book” status and revive it using a few strategic techniques.

setting up book publishing company clint coon

Episode 12: Setting Up a Book Publishing Company

When it’s a good idea for an author to start thinking about starting a publishing company? One reason would be to start publishing other people’s works. Another would be to prevent your financial assets from could end up in someone else’s possession if you were sued.

My lawyer, Clint Coons of Anderson Advisory talks about the steps authors can take to start a publishing company, including authors from outside the United States.

symbiotic book package kindle

Episode 11: Creating a Symbiotic Package to Market and Sell Your Book

The idea behind the Symbiotic Book Package is that each aspect of your work has been tailored for a specific market, and it reaffirms to that market that this is the perfect book out there for them.

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