In this episode Dan Wood, Director of Author Relations at Draft2Digital talks about universal book links, selling overseas, and other what services Draft2Digital offers authors for production and distribution.
-Draft2Digital services include:
-How universal book links have changed the game for selling books across platforms.
-All about Books2Read and why it's more than just a place for readers to find books.
Draft2Digital home page:https://www.draft2digital.com/
Chris' latest book: Sell More Books With Less Social Media includes an extensive free online course (link in the book) to help authors learn faster. Buy here.
Register for the free master class coming Nov. 7 - 4 Steps to Your Best Book Launch Ever. Limited seats Grab your seat here now.
Open Fire by Becca Boyd available soon. Book five in The Line of Fire series from Somewhere, TX.
In today’s episode Maria Connor, owner and founder of My Author Concierge talks about her new book, Write More-Do Less, and how finding and hiring a qualified author assistant can turbocharge an author’s success.
-The different types of author assistants, their qualifications, and their skills.
-What are some red flags when hiring an author assistant?
-Are all author assistants created equal?
-Why author assistants are in so much demand.
-What kinds of tasks can author assistants do?
-Why you should have a specific list of skills and tasks you are looking for before you start the hiring process.
Show Links: (clickable links)
-Maria Connor’s website: My Author Concierge
-Maria’s Facebook page: My Author Concierge
-Link to Chris’ new book on pre-order with free online class: Sell More Books With Less Social Media
-Link to free master class coming Nov. 7: “4 Steps To Building Your Best Book Launch Ever”
(get your spot today!)
-If you’d like help leaving a review of the podcast on iTunes, here’s a link to a how-to post from our friend Stephen Campbell.
Please leave a comment or question at cksyme.com/podcast. We’d love to hear from you.
In this episode Shawn Manaher, founder of Book Marketing Tools and Reader Deals tackles how authors can use free books, legitimate reviews, and networking with other authors to build long-term book sales.
-What is the real value of having a perma free book available to readers?
-Shawn talks about the EBook Lister Tool and how they chose the sites included in the tool.
-How you can create a sales funnel with your free book and The Costco Effect.
-Why you need to know the lifetime value of a reader.
-Shawn’s Smarty Pants Tip: The hottest new book marketing strategy and how to use it: Partnered Promotion Giveaways
Book Marketing Tools website: http://bookmarketingtools.com/
Reading Deals website: http://readingdeals.com/why
Follow Shawn on Twitter: @ShawnManaher
Ebook Submission Tool: http://bookmarketingtools.com/submission-tool-features
Link to The Author Hangout Podcast: http://theauthorhangout.com
Link to KingSumo (giveaway application): https://kingsumo.com/
Don’t forget to go to the podcast page at cksyme.com/podcast and leave a question or comment. We’d love to hear from you.
In this episode co-hosts Chris and Becca Syme discuss ramifications of the new Amazon review policy for incentivized reviews and what it means to authors. Also, the two smarty pants hosts give their recommendation for developing advance review teams.
-A reading of the new policy and what it means to authors
-The pros and cons of verified review purchases
-Don't let Amazon's policies make or break your day. Keep calm and write on!
-How to recruit and manage an effective Advance Review Team (ART).
-Do you need to send reviewers a final copy of your book as an ARC (advance reader copy)?
-Be sure and go to the podcast page at cksyme.com/podcast and leave a comment or question.
Email Becca for a copy of the ARC text for advance readers at firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode of The Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast, authorpreneur Bryan Cohen shares the perfect recipe for book descriptions and gives advice to authors who are considering writing in a new genre.
The usual suspects:
Links from our guest: