When authors first contact us and I reach out to learn more about them and their book, this is something I see a lot. One example that really stands out is when someone writes a book wanting to give people advice, on anything, and they don’t have a professional background in that topic.
Amazon Fire tablets have a very low price point and every year, new devices are issued. The Fire HD 7 and Fire HD 8 are very popular and all have been refreshed. There is a new way you can install Google Play and many of the best Google apps on your Fire HD, without having to go through complicated procedures.
The new software is called Amazon Fire Toolbox, the app is compatible with a myriad of Fire tablet variants, starting from the latest iteration of the Fire HD 8 to every other variant since 2014’s Fire HD 6.
Publishing short stories is a great way to brush up on your writing and storytelling techniques, gain readership, and earn money and eventually credibility as a published author. If you want to reap these benefits, hop along — today, we’ll show how to publish a short story.
6 simple steps to flawlessly submit your short story
Here are 6 simple ways to up your game on Amazon by drawing in more readers that are specifically interested in your genre or topic!
When it comes to learning how to market a book, a lot has changed recently in terms of author events and book signings. We’re all having to get used to virtual events, camera lenses, and planning around kids and spouses being home.
If you’re like most authors, you’ve probably had events get canceled or postponed. This can be troublesome for people who are attempting to market their book. Everything from author signings to writer’s conferences has been pushed off till the Fall or, in some cases, have been pulled altogether. So what’s an eager author to do?
Tips for Hosting a Virtual Author Event
Amazon’s KDP/Pre-order information page says that pre-order is great to start building buzz and, true, it is, but it takes a lot of work. This is something that is best researched in depth before beginning the process. It’s important to understand your role as the author. But if you feel overwhelmed by the process, feel free to contact me. There’s a lot I can do to help you make the most of this function.
What are the benefits of the pre-order?
This post is based on episode 67 of the ProBlogger podcast.
This week I want to talk about creating a product for your blog.
Last month I talked about my various profit streams, and how nearly a third of my profits come from product sales. And that’s obviously one good reason to create and sell products – it’s a great way to monetize your blog.
But there’s another reason you should do it that goes beyond money. But before I get into that I want to tell you a little story.
Anyone “tuned in” to publishing will tell you the audiobook market is growing by a whole heckofalot. A survey in July 2019 by the Audio Publishers Associationdemonstrated how audiobooks are continuing to lead the book/publishing market in growth, with $940 million in sales during 2018, and unit sales increasing 27.3% over 2017. In summary: The audiobook business is booming. (At this point I should warn you, all puns are intended.)
As an independent author writing for a niche market, finding and reaching new readers is one of my main goals. It also happens to be my highest hurdle. My marketing approach has always been to cast as wide a net as possible. Ignoring audiobook listeners and not investing in audiobooks is like leaving a gaping hole in your net. There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but — in my experience — no population of readers is as consistently engaged, invested, and passionate as audiobook listeners.
I produced and published my first audiobook in 2014, more than one year after the ebook and POD (print on demand) version of that book were published. Since 2014, I’ve sold over 150,000 audiobooks across all my titles (not including downloads from Audible credits, Audible Escape, or library borrows).
In 2014, audiobooks accounted for 2% of my gross yearly income and the percentage has increased every year, with 2019 being the largest in terms of growth (30% growth year over year, presently 20% of my gross income). 2019 was also the year I decided to distribute all my titles wide through Findaway Voices, which definitely contributed to the increase in readership and royalty figures.
I hope this article will give you a road map for how to best market your audiobooks, not just during release week, but also over the lifetime of your title.