The Heidi Thorne Show

Traditional Publishing AFTER Self Publishing | Episode 200

Some self published authors really want to be traditionally published authors. But does self publishing get you any closer to getting a book deal or agent representation? I discuss pursuing a traditional publishing path AFTER you've become self published.

Blog: Traditional Publishing After Self Publishing: What You Need to Know http://hub.me/akTzM

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/0MoMPlSv-YU

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

0:56 How a self published author friend got a traditional book deal

1:53 How can you show traditional publishers your book idea has a market?

4:30 How to connect with HeidiĀ 

Print Books, eBooks, or Both? | Episode 199

Should you do a print book, eBook, or both? I discuss how to choose the best formats for your self published books.

Blog:

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/5g0P7i__rTY

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

0:14 Book format purchase stats from 2020

1:37 Looking back at digital publishing history

4:52 Another reason to do both print and eBook: More sales

5:24 When doing only an eBook makes sense

6:56 What to consider when choosing book formats

8:31 Why audio books are a new format to consider

9:10 How to connect with Heidi

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

What is a Backlist Book? | Episode 198

Backlist book titles can represent a valuable part of your self publishing empire. I explain what a backlist title is, and how to promote it.

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

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

0:16 What is a backlist?

1:28 What is a frontlist?

2:20 Why backlist titles are valuable

4:23 Backlist book marketing vs. book launch marketing

7:36 More sales and marketing strategies for backlist books

8:54 Advertising for backlist titles

11:54 How to connect with HeidiĀ 

Are Your Books in a Seasonal Sales Slump? | Episode 197

Authors may not realize that the reason they're not selling books is seasonal. I explain the seasonality of sales and why it should matter to authors.

Blog: How to Plan for Sales Slumps http://hub.me/afDaY

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/te7MGGJyy9g

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

2:47 How do you know if your book sales are in a seasonal slump?

5:01 Why is book seasonality important for authors?

7:24 Recommended Udemy course: How to Sell Your Self Published Book on Amazon

8:20 How to connect with Heidi

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

Kindle Vella: What Authors Need to Know | Episode 196

Kindle Vella is an episodic or chapter-by-chapter reading program available from Amazon. But is it worthwhile for self published authors? I explain what we know so far about Kindle Vella.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/oiDwm9e-rPI

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

0:31 What is Kindle Vella?

2:16 How does Kindle Vella work for authors?

4:46 How can authors earn money with Kindle Vella?

8:10 Do I recommend Kindle Vella for authors?

9:28 How to connect with Heidi

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