The Heidi Thorne Show

Rant: You Can’t Afford to Donate Book Profits to Charity | Episode 209

Good for you for wanting to donate some of all of your self published book profits to charity. I explain why it isn't a good idea.

Blog: Downsides of Donating Self Published Book Profits to Charity http://hub.me/aoGiw

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/HV7t_T7RHtA

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

0:15 Why you can't afford to donate your self published book profits to charity

6:51 Beware of tax ramifications of donating profits to charity

7:51 What to consider before donating self publishing profits to charity

10:28 How to connect with Heidi

Book Marketing Without Social Media | Episode 208

Don't want to do social media to market your self published book? Is that even possible these days? I take a look back at how we marketed before social media was a thing, and whether these methods work now. I also discuss newer non-social media methods.

Blog: Blog: Self Published Book Marketing Without Social Media http://hub.me/aoFKS

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/g_yBDl0WBRI

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

0:15 The "book marketing without social media" question

0:57 Book marketing in the "before time" before social media

4:34 Events and trade shows

6:15 Email marketing

10:54 Reader magnets

13:11 Newsletter swaps

14:33 Goodreads

15:50 Advertising

17:32 Content marketing

19:30 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

 

Does Self Publishing on Multiple Platforms Multiply Book Sales? | Episode 207

Does self publishing on KDP plus other self publishing platforms, such as IngramSpark or Lulu, mean more book sales? I discuss why it doesn't.

Blog: Does Self Publishing on Multiple Platforms Multiply Book Sales? http://hub.me/aoFTd

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/Ekv25AbOCXo

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

0:15 Why authors want to use multiple self publishing platforms

2:21 Self publishing on multiple platforms does not multiply sales

3:34 "Please don't buy my book on Amazon!"

5:46 ISBN issues when using multiple self publishing platforms

7:20 KDP or Smashwords for eBook publishing?

9:39 The only platform you need to be concerned about

10:10 How to connect with Heidi

Bartering for Authors | Episode 206

Bartering for services you can't do yourself sounds like a great way for authors to save money on editing, formatting, and book cover design. But often one or both barter partners feel like they're not getting a good deal. I discuss what authors need to know about the bartering process.

Blog: What Authors Need to Know About Bartering http://hub.me/aoDTa

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/frbjTy2qOoQ

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

0:15 Should you barter for author services?

0:41 Buy what you can't DIY

3:04 Recruiting barter partners

4:23 When barters go bad

5:47 How to connect with Heidi 

Pity Book Sales | Episode 205

It's easy to get delusional with initial book sales from family and friends, then get disappointed when that level of sales doesn't continue in the future. I discuss how to get real about your early self published book sales.

Blog: The Problem with Convenience and Pity Buys http://hub.me/al1YX

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/9sarn9zu_10

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

0:15 Dunbar's number and what it means for your book launch sales

4:03 Pity buys of your self published book

4:44 How to be real about your self published book sales

7:40 How to connect with Heidi

 

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