Archive for April 2019

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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