Archive for January 2019

With the often low book income that self published authors achieve, you have to wonder what motivates them to do it. Find out what drives authors to self publish in today's podcast which discusses author answers from the 2018 Thorne Self Publishing Survey.

Can't wait to hear all the results from the survey? Get the full report on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MH8T9YG

Podcast video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SexKA0zZLr8

Timestamp show notes (click timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:25 The ACME model of self publishing motivation

2:14 What achievement motivated authors in 2018?

4:02 Community motivators weren't a priority in 2018

5:40 Money wasn't a top motivator in 2018

6:49 Expression motivations ruled in 2018

8:42 The write-in answers for self publishing motivation

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Here's a free sample from my audiobook, How to Network: Networking Tips for Solopreneurs and Self-Employed Consultants. The complete audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes Audiobooks. Enjoy and share this sample!

Here are the links:

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07GRC94QW/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-125808&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_125808_rh_us

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GRDYSXC

iTunes Audiobooks:https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/how-to-network-networking-tips-for-solopreneurs-self/id1434343567

 

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Is there a gender pay gap in self publishing? I share results from my 2018 Thorne Self Publishing Survey.

Can't wait to hear all the results from the survey? Get the full report on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MH8T9YG

Podcast video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ocN0a9s3BtE

Timestamp show notes (click timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:24 Participation by gender in the 2018 Thorne Self Publishing Survey

1:37 Are more women self publishing than men?

4:11 Is there a gender pay gap in self publishing?

6:31 Are their book pricing gaps between genders?

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Some exciting changes are happening on the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) self publishing platform. I review what's new in this quick update.

Next episode will return to our discussion on results of the 2018 Self Publishing Survey.

Podcast video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xxbCpnD8ScI

Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:15 Kindle Create now offers Kindle eBook and paperback publishing with same file

1:25 Kindle Create can handle formatting that used to be done in Microsoft Word

1:56 Changes to Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) for book advertising

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Are self published authors optimistic or pessimistic when it comes to their book income for the coming year? Find out the most popular answers for book income forecasts for 2019 in this episode.

Get the full report and analysis for the 2018 Thorne Self Publishing Survey on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MH8T9YG 

Video podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8juPxgTD18U

Timestamp show notes (click timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:40 Most popular self published book sales forecast for 2019

1:42 Self publishing income isn't a major source of household income

2:15 Self published authors are over optimistic with book income forecasts

5:32 2nd most popular book income forecast

8:16 What are high income self published authors forecasting?

 

 

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The BIG question that everyone wants to know gets answered! I share how self published authors answered the current book income question in the 2018 Thorne Self Publishing Survey. Brace yourself.

In the next episode, I'll talk about what self published authors forecast for their income 2019. Plus, I'll be talking about so many key findings from the survey in the weeks ahead that you should subscribe to the podcast (if you haven't already) so that you don't miss an episode.

Can't wait to get the results through the podcast? Click here for the full report on Amazon.

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

Timestamp show notes (click timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:13 About the 2018 Thorne Self Publishing Survey

2:19 About the survey's income question

5:24 Most self published authors earn less than $1K/year

5:56 How 2018 income compares to 2016

7:01 Most popular income answer 2018

8:12 The big earners in 2018

11:24 What does this mean for all self published authors?

 

 

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Happy New Year! How are you going to approach your writing in 2019? I discuss getting your mindset right about writing habits in today's episode.

YouTube video podcast: https://youtu.be/k7iWO4p_1dI

Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:13 The problem with New Year's resolutions

2:15 Writing is a habit

2:24 The Moses Problem with writing

3:49 Developing a reading habit

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