Think pricing your Kindle book at just 99 cents will make a lot of sales? I explain why it doesn't, and provide a tip for finding the right price for your Kindle book.

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Blog: Does Pricing Your Kindle Book at 99 Cents Boost Sales?

Udemy course, How to Sell Your Self Published Book on Amazon:

Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library are great programs for readers... but maybe not so much for authors. I discuss what these subscription and lending programs mean for your self published royalties.

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Blog, KDP Select, Kindle Unlimited, and Kindle Lending Programs Explained

Udemy course, How to Sell Your Self Published Book on Amazon

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Will your self published book sales grow in the coming year? I discuss the product life cycle of books and how it is different than that for regular products. I also discuss a mindset that keeps authors on an unproductive self publishing hamster wheel, and what to do instead.

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Blog: Will Your Self Published Book Sales Grow Over Time?

Udemy course, "How to Sell Your Self Published Book on Amazon"




As the year and decade come to a close, I take a look at the publishing trends that can impact self published authors.

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Just a quick episode wishing The Heidi Thorne Show podcast family a very Happy Holiday season! Thank you for your support and I'll look forward to continuing the conversation on self publishing in the New Year!

CRM (customer relationship management) software can be a valuable tool. But do self published authors really need it? I discuss what a CRM system does and why most authors don't need it.

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Apple Podcasts is now on Alexa! If you love listening to content on your Alexa device, but have been frustrated by not being able to listen to your favorite Apple Podcasts (including The Heidi Thorne Show), here's good news. There's an Apple Podcasts Alexa skill! More info:


How will emerging voice technologies, such as smart speakers and voice assistants, affect self publishing? What can authors do to prepare for a voice enabled future? Here's what you need to know.

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Udemy Course "How to Self Publish an Audio Book":


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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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.

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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?

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