Archive for December 2019

As the year and decade come to a close, I take a look at the publishing trends that can impact self published authors.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/PFIMi53nGb4

 

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Just a quick episode wishing The Heidi Thorne Show podcast family a very Happy Holiday season! Thank you for your support and I'll look forward to continuing the conversation on self publishing in the New Year!

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CRM (customer relationship management) software can be a valuable tool. But do self published authors really need it? I discuss what a CRM system does and why most authors don't need it.

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Apple Podcasts is now on Alexa! If you love listening to content on your Alexa device, but have been frustrated by not being able to listen to your favorite Apple Podcasts (including The Heidi Thorne Show), here's good news. There's an Apple Podcasts Alexa skill! More info: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210759

 

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How will emerging voice technologies, such as smart speakers and voice assistants, affect self publishing? What can authors do to prepare for a voice enabled future? Here's what you need to know.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/UBdKTVjE078

Blog: http://hub.me/an99j

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

 

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The Kindle Quotes (#kindlequotes) feature that's available in the Kindle app for iOS can help you easily share beautifully formatted quotes from your self published books on social media. (Sorry, it doesn't appear to be available for Android devices just yet.) I share a step-by-step mini tutorial with screenshots in the YouTube video to show you just how easy it is and the results you can achieve.

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Learn more about Kindle Quotes from the Amazon Kindle Store: https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=19530372011

 

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