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Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.

The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice Bryan Cohen and H. Claire Taylor: Self Publishing Author Entrepreneurs

    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 24 Ratings

Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.

    Episode 399 - Shopping for Writers, Wide Wary, and Finding Time

    Episode 399 - Shopping for Writers, Wide Wary, and Finding Time

    We are one episode closer to our 400th where we will be hosting the show live on our Facebook page! Be sure to check out Bryan’s Kickstarter as well as his Black Friday Blurb Sales at the links provided. Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. Top Tips of the week include how to format a book without owning a Mac, how to take your books wide, and what to give the author who has everything. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what is new with Amazon’s series page, what trad pub supply issues are doing to book launches, what are the results of the 2021 author survey, what is the new seismic shift in audiobooks and how to find time to write in a busy life. Question of the Week: What are you thankful for right now?

    • 44 min
    Episode 398 - The Big Buy, Training Your Team, and KDP Changes

    Episode 398 - The Big Buy, Training Your Team, and KDP Changes

    This week we have a great show in store for you! Be sure to check out Bryan’s Kickstarter at the link provided. Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. The winner this week is Andrew Chamberlain. This weeks Honorable Mention is Our Little Boy is Growing Up. Top Tips of the week include how to succeed with a virtual assistant, what ten steps to follow to get your book out there, and how to protect your hands from a repetitive stress injury. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include why you might want to write 30 kid's books in 30 days, how to embrace your inner Frankenstein, how Vellum is upping the style game with 3.0, how to advertise books that aren't in your KDP Dashboard and what Spotify's purchase of Findaway Voices could mean to the industry. Question of the Week: What do you think about the Spotify acquisition of Findaway, and where do you think this will go in the next 1-3 years?

    • 44 min
    Episode 397 - Setting Goals, NaNo Pantsing, and WHY

    Episode 397 - Setting Goals, NaNo Pantsing, and WHY

    This week we are coming to you live from 20 Books Las Vegas! Be sure to check out Bryan’s Kickstarter at the link provided. Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. The winner this week is Dave Core. Top Tips of the week include how to break down your goals to ensure your success, what you need to know about the NaNoWriMo book bundle, and how to fast draft your novel. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what to do when you find you there's already a book like yours out there, how Alexa is helping readers find their next favorite book, what those big E symbols on your Apple books mean, why the government is putting the breaks on the Penguin Random House and Simon and Schuster merger and why comparisonitis with other authors is a bad idea. Question of the Week: How are you going to get out of the grind this week and take good care of yourself?

    • 48 min
    Episode 396 - The True Universal Link, Chapter Titles, and AI

    Episode 396 - The True Universal Link, Chapter Titles, and AI

    This week we have a great show in store for you! Be sure to check out Bryan’s Kickstarter at the link provided. Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. The winner this week is Kevin J Fellows. Top Tips of the week include how to promote when you don't want to promote, how chapter titles can help sell books, and why to ask for blurbs and beta reads even when it hurts. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what is coming to AI audiobooks, what new link to use to promote your print books, what platform you should use to help go direct, how to take your buyer on a journey that increases book sales and what to do to get yourself back out there and writing again. Question of the Week: If you were to come up with a chapter title for one of your favorite chapters you’ve written, what would it be?

    • 48 min
    Episode 395 - Conferences, Audience Insurance, and Ditching the WIP

    Episode 395 - Conferences, Audience Insurance, and Ditching the WIP

    This week Claire is joined by Jami Albright and we have a great show in store for you! Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. The winner this week is Kamuela Kaneshiro. Top Tips of the week include how to promote your audiobook on Instagram, when to bail on a project..or not, and how to make a fantasy world map for your book or readers. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include Why you need to have a print book not just an ebook, why your cover matters so much, what new social media platform is coming just for readers and writers, what indie author event is less than two weeks away. Question of the Week: Will you be checking out the Copper social media site, and if so, how do you see yourself using it?

    • 42 min
    Episode 394 - Rights, Defamation, and Publishing Imposters

    Episode 394 - Rights, Defamation, and Publishing Imposters

    This week we have a great show in store for you! Amazon Ad School is open through October 25th, sign up at the link provided. Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. The winner this week is Jon Auerbach. This weeks Honorable Mention is Serial Successes. Top Tips of the week include how to get your rights back from a vanity press, what are the best ways to include real people in your books without legal problems, and why going full-time can lead to less writing. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include how to Kickstart a project without begging for money, what KDP is doing to books to make things easier on readers, what is an easy way to find your also boughts, why three men pretending to be one woman is a problem, and how translators are fighting for recognition. Question of the Week: Do you see Kickstarter being something you might try, and if so, what kind of project?

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Cotswold King ,

A must-listen show for those interested in selling more books

As a podcast listener to several book-selling and author shows, this is one of the few that has continued to stay in my playlist - the content is relevant, up-to-date, and helpful. Bryan and Clare make a great team, and are a credit to the independent publishing community. Don't be fooled by the introduction, which is reminiscent of Stuart Smalley's "Daily Affirmations," - this is a quality show about selling more books.

zeerillo ,

Good Old Dayd

Is anyone else old enough to remember when the Sell More Books podcast was about how to sell more books?

Anne On E-mouse ,

Top Show, Keeps this author right up to date

I’ve been listening to this show for a while now, and Bryan Cohen and Jim Kukral are excellent co-presenters, complementing each other perfectly.

Together they explore news stories and issues relevant to the author today, keeping abreast of changes and trends, and putting forward cutting edge ideas authors use or need to use today. Everything is game for discussion.

Of the podcasts I listen to weekly, this is one I’d never miss!

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