What is a Book Foreword? And Do You Need One? | Episode 143

What exactly is a book foreword? What is its function and value? Do you even need one? I explain what a book foreword, preface, introduction, and prologue are.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/_Hv3lGye7z8

0:28 What is a book foreword?

1:07 Who should write a book foreword?

5:01 What is a preface?

5:31 What is a book introduction?

6:01 What is a prologue?

6:43 Is a book foreword required?

7:19 How long should a book foreword be?

7:40 Why I declined an invitation to write a book foreword

Free online resources explaining your book's front matter:

Rant: Why Lead Generation Books Don’t Build Sales | Episode 142

Ugh! Lead generation books. Many entrepreneurs and authors want to do them, hoping for a big sales bonanza. In theory, they're a great idea to build your brand and business. But here's how they really work... or don't.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/IPkgBTpo-NQ

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

0:11 Why the concept of sales lead generation books is crazy

3:45 Two entrepreneurs, two stories lead generation books

4:06 Entrepreneur #1: Looking for wider audience

6:48 Entrepreneur #2: Looking to avoid marketing and selling

8:09 My sales lead generation book fail

Blog Post: Lead Generation Books Don't Build Sales... and Here's Why

Is Your Self Published Book Overpriced? | Episode 141

How do you know if your self published book is overpriced? And what is a right price for your book? I share an example of a self published book that was way overpriced and why that happened.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/uIVwctYfjm4

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

0:10 The frustrated author who overpriced her self published book

2:58 Why decreasing your book price won't increase sales

4:04 Why you need a market competitive book price

6:21 Do you make more money on eBooks?

Here's a FREE pricing guide to help you find the right price for your book based on the market and your budget. It's free to view online, no email required to get these valuable formulas and pricing tips.

https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Self-Publishing-Tips-How-to-Price-Your-Book-or-Ebook

But if you want more information on how to sell your self published book on Amazon, check out these resources.

* Udemy course, How to Sell Your Self Published Book on Amazon:

https://www.udemy.com/course/how-to-sell-your-self-published-book-on-amazon/?referralCode=CC4046D09C80264BC0BE

* Book, Self Publishing to Make Money: What You Need to Know:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NXW57RW

 

Survey: Do Age, Gender and Income Affect Book Discovery Source Choices? | Episode 140

We've already discussed the overall results of the Book Discovery Survey. But do factors such as age, gender, and income affect the ways readers discovery books to read? You might be surprised at which of these factors has the most impact.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/xDNU2UPuuYg

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

0:11 Revisiting the 2020 Book Discovery Survey results

1:14 Most often used sources for book discovery by demographic breakdown

3:45 Most occasionally used sources for book discovery by demographic breakdown

5:20 Never used sources for book discovery by demographic breakdown

5:40 Why age had most influence on book discovery source choices

8:35 What does all this mean for self published authors' book marketing?

In case you missed the earlier episodes about the Book Discovery Survey...

Book Discovery Survey Results Revealed | Episode 138

Survey: Do Fiction Readers Discovery Books Differently than Nonfiction | Episode 139

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