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079 – How to Write an Crazy Cool Author Bio

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:52 — 10.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS(James) In this episode we’re going to talk about creating a crazy cool bio. Intro Paragraph:   (Thomas)Today’s topic comes from Samantha Johnson author of The Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening. She asks: (James)I discovered the Novel Marketing podcast […]

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074 — The Enclave Files #2

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:43 — 19.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTalking Points: Videos (Great for helping authors shorten & practice their pitch, bad for selling books) MyBookTable (Forced us to get every book on every platform. Getting all our books on iBooks was a bit of a project) Email […]

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073 — How to Double Book Profits Through Affiliate Revenue

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:52 — 15.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTalking Points: How Affiliate Programs Work Percentage of Gross sales 2%-8% Cut of the cart Pay monthly Tracking Amazon’s Affiliate Program Pro: Easiest to Sign Up For Pro: Easiest to Use Pro: Largest Customer Base Pro: Cut of the […]

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070 — Q&A Lightning Round

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:07 — 19.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDenica McCall, author of Flowers in the Darkness Question: While I do write novels, I have just put out a poetry book(my first published book). The book is partly being used to raise funds for a local organization fighting […]

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065 – 7 Tips for Effective Email Newsletters

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:06 — 13.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPublic Service Announcement: Respect Spam is in the eye of the beholder. Creepy / Charming (thin line in between) Permission   Tip 1 Provide consistent value. New Book Announcements News (Progress Updates) Ask for Feedback Reader Stories Reader Art […]

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064 – How to Market Yourself to Readers Who Don’t Like You

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:53 — 9.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS  Talking points Marketing ourselves in every moment/editors and agents and readers are watching, wear, dress, speak, what you say, don’t say … how open, how closed off … James’ writing conference story Thomas’ Courtship Story Not Everyone Has […]

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052 – To Book Trailer, or Not Book Trailer … that is the question

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:13 — 20.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBook trailers are an interesting animal. Some people swear by them and claim they’re an extremely effective marketing tool, some say they’re a waste of time and money. Listener question from Elizabeth Jane Kitchens author of  The Beast’s Enchantress […]

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048 – The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Sign Books

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:37 — 25.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBook signings are likely the most personal connection you’ll have with a reader. Because of that, it’s an important opportunity that could either leave the reader with a memorable experience, or could alienate a new friend. In this episode, we […]

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