Archive for the 'Self Publishing' Category

The Kindle Quotes (#kindlequotes) feature that's available in the Kindle app for iOS can help you easily share beautifully formatted quotes from your self published books on social media. (Sorry, it doesn't appear to be available for Android devices just yet.) I share a step-by-step mini tutorial with screenshots in the YouTube video to show you just how easy it is and the results you can achieve.

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Learn more about Kindle Quotes from the Amazon Kindle Store: https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=19530372011

 

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So what is an Amazon 4-Star Store? Does it mean anything for self published authors? I share my first impressions of the Amazon 4-Star Store in Oakbrook Center in the Chicago area.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/7Q19l4O9wIM

 

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I answer a blog reader question about being contacted by a company who said her book had traditional publishing potential. Legit or a scam?

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/g-lBdZUOS38

 

For further reading https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Self-Publishing-Scams-and-How-to-Spot-Them

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Are Facebook ads or ads on Amazon better for books? I share my experience with both.

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

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Self published authors may be overly concerned about their book ideas getting stolen. I address these concerns... and what you should be more concerned about.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/E7hv-e-40sg

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Promoting sales of your self published books during the holidays sounds like a logical idea, right? Well, not always. I share what books might be holiday sales-worthy, the worst times to run your holiday book sales promotions and ads, and why you need to be careful with discounts.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/QShpLm5e15k

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I'm definitely gonna get some argument on my contrarian view about ISBN numbers! But hear me out, okay? I go over what an ISBN number is, as well as pros and cons of getting them for your self published books.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/A9Wj80C7IDA

Blog: What is an ISBN Number?

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Are people reading more or less? And what book format (print, eBook, or audio book) do they prefer? I think you'll be surprised, even a bit concerned, about the research I report on in this video. But I do offer a way to future proof your self publishing efforts.

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

 

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/3BVBhpMzGTc

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The debate about the new Audible Captions feature has gone to court! I share my thoughts on why I don't think it's that big a deal... and the BIG question at the heart of it all. So where do you stand?

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/QPXFYs7DH7Q

Find my audio books on Audible: https://www.audible.com/author/Heidi-Thorne/B005G8AXT4

 

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They sound like a self published author's dream! Low content books can be an alternative self publishing profit center that provide additional value for your readers, too. Find out what low content books are in this episode.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/1HIUbw8TUWg

Blog: What are Low Content Books?

 

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