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

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

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

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?

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

TikTok is an emerging social media (?) platform that is short, vertical video content. It's gaining a lot of popularity with younger audiences. But is it worth using for business and for building your author brand? I share my experience with TikTok so far.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/by4zosSmjjA

Blog: What is TikTok? Is It Worth Using for Business? http://hub.me/amZFA

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

 

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?

 

I often get inquiries that ask,"My friend (or family member) just wrote a book. What should they do next?" Whether these folks are truly asking for a friend, or "just asking for a friend" because they don't want to tell me about their own plans, they're asking a loaded question! So in this episode, I share a quick overview of the two primary publishing paths, traditional and self publishing.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/P0wYjD_U2r0

Blog: You Just Wrote a Book. Now What?

Discount links for my Udemy courses for self publishing:

How to Self Publish a Nonfiction Kindle eBook Like a Pro or use Promo Code PODCAST

How to Sell Your Self Published Book on Amazon or use Promo Code PODCAST

 

The debate continues! Which is better? Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) or IngramSpark? Both have merits. But I rant on the concerns about them that may be non-issues for most self published authors.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/64wR7rDFn08

Blog: Kindle Direct Publishing versus IngramSpark: What You Need to Know

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