End of Year, End of Decade Publishing Trends and Future Outlook | Episode 122

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

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

0:44 Largest selling book of 2010 decade

2:19 Print and eBook sales stats for 2010 decade

3:24 Growth of audio books

4:31 Fiction and nonfiction sales stats

5:26 Growth in voice technology

 

Happy Holidays and Thank You! | Episode 121

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!

Do Authors Need CRM? | Episode 120

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.

YouTube video: 

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

0:11 What is CRM?

1:14 How to find CRM systems

2:39 Why CRM systems don't work for most authors

5:22 Does CRM make sense for business authors?

7:28 How to decide if you need CRM

8:08 How social media can be CRM for authors

8:44 Special CRM issues for authors who are public speakers

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Should Self Published Authors be Concerned about Voice Technology? | Episode 119

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

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

1:07 Why authors need to be concerned about voice technology

1:50 Authors needs to be more concerned with audio books than print

4:11 How voice shopping with affect authors

7:02 Voice technology stats that'll shock you

Blog: How Will Voice Technology Affect Self Published Authors 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

 

Using Kindle Quotes for Book Promotion (Kindle app for iOS) | Episode 118

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.

YouTube video: 

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

0:11 Introducing Kindle Quotes feature with step-by-step screenshots

2:15 How to use this feature for your Kindle eBooks

3:51 #kindlequotes hashtag and sharing quotes on social media

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

 

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