Are you ready to increase your book sales, and hit the bestseller list consistently? Welcome to the Book Marketing Show, where in this weekly podcast Dave Chesson will not only show you some of the best book sales tactics but also bring on top-notch guests to show how each tactic taught here was a game changer for their books and how it can be for yours as well. Having created one of the largest websites on book marketing, Kindlepreneur.com, he’s also been a book-marketing consultant for top NYT Bestselling authors in both Fiction and Non-fiction as well as helping big name publishing companies increase their sales. He’s been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and a multitude of book related websites across the net. So, tune in as you learn for free about the art to book marketing and how others are using these tactics to improve their sales and how you can too!
64: Book Launch to Consistent Sales Case Study
You’ve written your book and the hard work is done, right? Nope! As an author, you’re not just looking to write a book, but hoping to sell that book, too.
Author Amy Lyle talks about what she did for her launch and how it set her on the path to great book sales.
For more information, visit the show notes at https://kindlepreneur.com/e64
Marketers & Coffee: Publishing Companies and Deals with Anna David
Authors are finding themselves questioning if they are better suited for going with a traditional publisher vs. going the self-publishing route.
Anna David has seen both worlds. Her first six books were traditionally published, but now she prefers to self-publish, and she also started a publishing company for others. She talks about the pros and cons of going with a traditional publisher.
For more information, visit the show notes at https://kindlepreneur.com/e63
62. Best Writing Tools for Authors
Book writing software. There are a lot of options. In today’s episode, we’ll talk about three of the most common ones: Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Scrivener.
Microsoft Word is familiar to many and may already be on your computer. Google Docs is free and cloud-based, meaning you can access it from anywhere. Scrivener has the most bells and whistles, though, and is designed with authors in mind. Each one has pros and cons, and depending on your style of writing, you may prefer one over the others.
For more information, visit the show notes at https://kindlepreneur.com/e62
What Publishing Companies Are Really Like (Insider Story)
I’ve had the pleasure of working with publishing companies as an author and consultant. I’ve also seen plenty of interesting things that have a profound effect on authors both self-published as well as those working to become published by one of these companies.
In this episode, I talk about 4 ways authors can leverage publishing companies, how companies structure their deals, and how you can set yourself up for a better position when pitching.
For more, visit https://kindlepreneur.com/e61
Marketers & Coffee: Facebook Pages for Authors
Facebook can seem like an intimidating place to put yourself out there as an author if you’re not used to it. You may wonder how to navigate between using it for personal reasons versus using it as a marketing arm of your books. But it can be a powerful tool and, used correctly, can help your readers connect with you more.
Audrey Hughey talks about how Facebook pages can separate from our personal profiles and what kind of content works to our advantage when it comes to selling without seeming “sales
How to Get Paid Writing Other People’s Books
When you first start out as a writer, you may be looking to supplement your income. One great way of doing this is to become a ghostwriter. A ghostwriter is an author who is paid to write a book for someone else. It may not seem like it carries the same weight as authoring your own book and seeing your name on the cover, but there are a lot of reasons not to discount ghostwriting.
For more information, visit the show notes at https://kindlepreneur.com/e59
Excellent resource for a first time author
I just finished many of his podcasts and found them informative entertaining and a great resource for me as I am going through the first time authorship stage. He even answered my emails.
To first time writers and publishers
As a first time writer/publisher, I highly recommend this podcast. He explains complex things that make the difference from writing as a hobby to a self sustaining personal business.
But when will there be more new episodes? The content is fantastic, but it looks like he’s not continuing it anymore. I’m hoping that changes in the near future!