Selling Custom Card Decks on Etsy and Creator Selling Sites | Episode 204

Let’s dig into the topic of selling—not just creating and self publishing—custom card decks such as tarot, oracle, motivational, and inspirational.

Blog: Selling Your Self Published Custom Card Deck or Journal on Etsy and Online Sites - What You Need to Know http://hub.me/aoCoV

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

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

0:14 Following up on previous episode on self publishing custom card decks

1:08 Creating a custom card deck or journal is easy

1:58 Creator selling sites don't help you make sales

4:40 The one big thing creator selling sites (Etsy, eBay, Amazon, etc.) have that you don't

8:12 Pricing challenges of custom card decks and journals

10:24 What about promoted listings?

12:06 Would I self publish a custom card deck?

13:09 How to connect with Heidi

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A Decade of Self Publishing | Episode 203

My first self published book on Amazon, SWAG: How to Choose and Use Promotional Products for Marketing Your Business, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in July 2021. I share what I've learned in a decade of self publishing, and what I see for the industry's future.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/-sl1-j1BWkE

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

0:15 10th anniversary of my Amazon self publishing career and SWAG: How to Choose and Use Promotional Products for Marketing Your Business

2:55 Increasing competition for self published books

3:52 The riches in the niches marketing fallacy

5:19 The rise of subscription reading programs

6:44 Self publishing success factors?

8:39 How to connect with Heidi

See all of Heidi Thorne's books on Amazon https://amazon.com/author/heidithorne

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

 

Self Publishing Fan Fiction - What You Need to Know | Episode 202

The whole subject of fan fiction (or fanfic) puts me into a panic. Let me explain why and share a few things you need to know.

Blog: Self Publishing Fan Fiction: What You Need to Know http://hub.me/aozsY

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/9AeALOgEaF8

 

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

0:15 Why fan fiction makes me panic

0:58 What is fan fiction?

1:49 Is fan fiction legal?

4:58 What about fan fiction contests?

5:36 Doesn't fan fiction help you get noticed?

6:12 What about fan fiction based on public domain content or IP?

7:07 Why do you want to do fan fiction anyway?

8:35 How to connect with Heidi

 

Should You Do a Pre-Order for Your Self Published Book? | Episode 201

Doing a pre-order for your self published Kindle eBook is pretty easy. But does it really provide any advantages? I discuss.

Blog: Should You Do a Pre-Order to Market Your Self Published Book? http://hub.me/akFk3

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

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

0:15 New Pre-Order report in KDP Reports Beta

1:04 What is a book pre-order?

1:56 Why would you want to do a pre-order?

3:39 Are there any advantages to offering a pre-order for self published books?

6:30 How to connect with Heidi

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