Archive for the 'Self Publishing' Category

Authors can often be tempted to create a separate website for their books. Seems cheap and easy to do until... well, I explain in this episode.

Video podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/S91mnrSGW6E

Read more on this topic on my blog:

https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Should-You-Set-Up-a-Book-Page-on-Your-Website

https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Self-Publishing-Tips-Should-You-Buy-a-Domain-Name-for-Your-Book-Title

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Swag, which is slang for imprinted promotional products and merchandise, can be very effective for marketing. But when it comes to self published books, it can be a huge money waster. I explain why in this episode.

Video podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/i6IR1I16KMM

Read these tips on my blog: https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Book-Promotions-Using-Swag-What-You-Need-to-Know

Listen to a FREE sample of my audio book, SWAG: How to Choose and Use Promotional Products for Marketing Your Business, on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07FXZ2DDQ/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-123241&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_123241_rh_us

Or get SWAG on Amazon in print or eBook at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1RP5H6

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I've never used a book launch team, and don't recommend them for self published authors. Not only do they dance on the edge of Amazon policy violations and ethics, they could impact your early book sales, too. I rant on why in this episode. Got an opinion? Connect with me on Twitter (@heidithorne).

Video podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0Cxp93R5mcc

If you'd rather read my rant, here ya go: https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Book-Launch-Teams-Why-I-Dont-Recommend-Them-for-Self-Publishing

And here's the link to listen to a FREE sample of my new audio book on Audible, Blogging for Money: Myths and Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Blog for Profithttps://www.audible.com/pd/B07R43RXQK/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-149948&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_149948_rh_us

You can also get the new audio book on Amazon and iTunes Audio Books.

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Something that just drives me nuts on social media is when self published authors post a photo of their proposed book covers for feedback. Why does that bother me so much? You'll understand why from my rant in this episode. And you might think twice about doing it for your next book. I also offer tips on properly getting feedback for your cover.

Video podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/T5skln9Lvz8

Wanna read about this instead? Blog:

https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Self-Published-Book-Cover-Do-You-Really-Want-Feedback

https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Book-Cover-Design-Dilemma-How-Much-Feedback-Is-Too-Much

 

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There's a scary thought for self published authors! What would you do if Amazon went away? While that's really unlikely for the foreseeable future, it doesn't hurt to think about it. I offer tips for future-proofing your self published books.

Podcast video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BvsGt82vc6w

Blog: https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Self-Published-Authors-What-If-There-Was-No-Amazon

Special discount on my Udemy course, How to Sell Your Self Published Book on Amazon, with the following link OR use Promo Code PODCAST:

https://www.udemy.com/how-to-sell-your-self-published-book-on-amazon/?couponCode=PODCAST

 

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In past episodes about the Thorne Self Publishing Survey, we talked about what drives authors to self publish. But what doesn't motivate them to take that route? I have to confess that I can totally relate to their answer. And what doesn't motivate is just as interesting as what does!

Video podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8tpDHhwEF04

And here's the link to your special podcast listener discount on my new Udemy course, How to Sell Your Self Published Book on Amazon:

https://www.udemy.com/how-to-sell-your-self-published-book-on-amazon/?couponCode=PODCAST

If the link is not working, use Promo Code PODCAST on Udemy to get your discount on this course.

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Selling self published books is tough. And it's getting tougher. In this episode, I share three mega trends that are affecting how much we make from self publishing.

Video podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dqjmJPg0HO4

Get the full 2018 Self Publishing Survey report on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MH8T9YG

Connect with me at HeidiThorne.com.

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With self publishing being easier than it's ever been in history, do self published authors still consider pursuing a book deal with a traditional publishing company? I share results from the 2018 Thorne Self Publishing Survey. And is there any justification for pursuing a traditional book deal these days?

Podcast video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cf0zUOuW_h8

Want more surprising survey results? Get the full report on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MH8T9YG

Also, get a copy of my book, Self Publishing to Make Money: What You Need to Know, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NXW57RW

The audio edition of my book is on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07PQSZNVL/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-145994&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_145994_rh_us

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Did we see an rise in self publishing income from 2016 to 2018? I discuss with results from the 2018 Thorne Self Publishing Survey. I also dive into what is impacting self publishing income, and a couple things you can do about it.

Plus, my latest book, Self Publishing to Make Money: What You Need to Know, is now available in audio book on Audible! Listen to a free sample by clicking here.

Want more stats from the 2018 Thorne Self Publishing Survey? Get the full report on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MH8T9YG

Podcast video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Cm2HjUJ2IEI

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Is there a mysterious X factor that determines whether you'll make book sales as a self published author? I review some common factors that we've discussed in previous episodes, along with additional insight.

Podcast video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WlMZOMXX9Lc

Full report on the 2018 Self Publishing Survey on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MH8T9YG

 

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