The Heidi Thorne Show

What is #booktok? | Episode 230

#booktok is a hashtag community on the TikTok social media platform that is dedicated to conversations about books and book-related topics. Learn how it's influencing book sales.

Blog: What is #Booktok? http://hub.me/aoWSj

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/4G09zgnZKoA

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

0:16 TikTok isn't just for kids and dance videos

0:54 What do people do on #booktok?

1:12 Why the publishing industry is paying attention to #booktok

4:02 #booktok backlist bump

4:38 How influencers could ruin #booktok

6:30 How does #booktok affect self publishing?

7:32 How to connect with Heidi

Self Publishing Your Poetry | Episode 229

Writing poetry is challenging. Selling it is even tougher. I discuss marketing your self published poetry.

Blog: Self Publishing Your Poetry http://hub.me/aoWcW

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/Z_83xCXz970

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

0:50 Why is selling poetry so hard?

3:06 Poetry and SEO

4:19 Rise of Instagram poets and Instapoetry

6:29 Using Instagram to expose your poetry writing weaknesses

8:07 Poetry marketing tips for Amazon

9:08 Other outlets for your poetry

10:09 My first poetry book (but maybe not my last?)

11:17 How to connect with Heidi

NFTs Explained for Self Publishing | Episode 228

NFTs (non-fungible tokens), which are bought and sold with blockchain technology, are getting a lot of hype and attention for monetization of creative work, including writing. I explain what NFTs are (and are not), and how they relate (or not) to self publishing.

Blog: NFTs Explained for Self Publishing http://hub.me/aoVul

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/dlBeoG6swNg

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

0:28 What NFTs are (and are not)

4:59 Why are creators are excited by NFTs

5:52 Legal challenges and issues with NFTs

8:16 NFTs and climate issues

11:37 NFTs and self publishing

14:34 How to connect with Heidi

What is Zestworld for Comic Creators? | Episode 227

Zestworld is a new monetization platform for comic creators and authors. It has additional features and benefits not offered on standard self publishing platforms such as KDP. I share what we know so far about it.

Blog: What is Zestworld? http://hub.me/aoUDt

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/w85OrVpkHwc

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

0:26 Zestworld is coming!

1:12 The Superman IP Saga

3:14 What's different about Zestworld?

6:55 What's the problem with these monetization platforms?

10:30 How to connect with Heidi

 

 

 

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