I took Instagram's new IGTV video sharing app for a test drive. Listen to hear what I think of it, along with tips for authors and content creators. Want to join me on the IGTV adventure? Follow me on Instagram and IGTV at @heidithorne.

Also, an announcement about my second audio book, Public Speaking to Get Business, now available on Audible, iTunes Audio Books, and Amazon.

For more about me, visit my website at HeidiThorne.com or visit my author page on Amazon.com.

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Your nonfiction book title is your book's "ingredients label," telling readers what to expect. But how do you choose a good one? I discuss in today's episode. Plus, update on my second audio book project and my first impressions of IGTV, Instagram's mobile video app.

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Is your book writing project stalled because of summer... or something else? Discover some thought provoking questions to determine whether to keep going with your book or not. Plus, a quick update on my second audio book project, along with a tip on audio book artwork.

To connect with me, visit my website at HeidiThorne.com or tweet me on Twitter at @heidithorne. Check out my books, eBooks and audio books on my Heidi Thorne author page on Amazon.

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Advertising your Kindle eBooks where people are already buying them is a great idea! Luckily, Kindle authors can take advantage of advertising opportunities with Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) that are integrated into the Kindle Direct Publishing platform. In this episode, I explain the basics of the program.

To connect with me, visit my website at https://HeidiThorne.com. And if you'd like to read my books, eBooks and audio books, visit my author page on Amazon at https://amazon.com/author/heidithorne.

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Confused about KDP Select? Worried about how programs such as Kindle Unlimited impact you as a self published author? In this explainer episode, I discuss the major Kindle programs including KDP Select, Kindle Unlimited, Kindle Online Lending Library, and Kindle Book Lending.

To connect with me, visit https://HeidiThorne.com. All my books, eBooks and audio books are available on my Amazon author page at https://amazon.com/author/heidithorne.

 

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After reviewing many, many manuscripts, I’ve identified some of the most common writing mistakes. Are you making any of them? Plus, in today’s episode, I announce my new audio book on sales, Invisible Competition, that’s now on Audible.com.

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Amazon Alexa smart speaker devices have a whopping share of the market. So podcasters are sure to want their shows playing there. But it’s not as easy as it is for Apple HomePod. In this episode, I share what I’ve discovered about playing podcasts on smart speakers. Plus, I share an update on my audio book project and what I’ve discovered about the process.

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Did you update your email marketing list for new GDPR regulations for the EU? I talk about how it impacted me, and what it could mean for small business email marketing in the future. Also, an update to changes to this podcast to a longer, weekly format.

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Have you ever been surprised at what resonates with your readers? I discuss what to do with these results.

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Just like the blockbuster movies, books can also utilize video book trailers to get people interested in reading. I share tips for making inexpensive book trailers for self published books.

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