Archive for October 2019

Promoting sales of your self published books during the holidays sounds like a logical idea, right? Well, not always. I share what books might be holiday sales-worthy, the worst times to run your holiday book sales promotions and ads, and why you need to be careful with discounts.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/QShpLm5e15k

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I'm definitely gonna get some argument on my contrarian view about ISBN numbers! But hear me out, okay? I go over what an ISBN number is, as well as pros and cons of getting them for your self published books.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/A9Wj80C7IDA

Blog: What is an ISBN Number?

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Are people reading more or less? And what book format (print, eBook, or audio book) do they prefer? I think you'll be surprised, even a bit concerned, about the research I report on in this video. But I do offer a way to future proof your self publishing efforts.

Link to my Udemy course, "How to Self Publish an Audio Book": https://www.udemy.com/course/how-to-self-publish-an-audio-book/?referralCode=75A2310A555CB12AFE4C

 

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/3BVBhpMzGTc

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What is TikTok? | Episode 110

TikTok is an emerging social media (?) platform that is short, vertical video content. It's gaining a lot of popularity with younger audiences. But is it worth using for business and for building your author brand? I share my experience with TikTok so far.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/by4zosSmjjA

Blog: What is TikTok? Is It Worth Using for Business? http://hub.me/amZFA

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The debate about the new Audible Captions feature has gone to court! I share my thoughts on why I don't think it's that big a deal... and the BIG question at the heart of it all. So where do you stand?

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/QPXFYs7DH7Q

Find my audio books on Audible: https://www.audible.com/author/Heidi-Thorne/B005G8AXT4

 

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