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Self publishing news and insight for authors. Topics include book writing, self publishing, blogging, podcasting, using social media, networking and marketing. Hosted by Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA. For more about Heidi and her work, visit https://HeidiThorne.com.

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Self publishing news and insight for authors. Topics include book writing, self publishing, blogging, podcasting, using social media, networking and marketing. Hosted by Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA. For more about Heidi and her work, visit https://HeidiThorne.com.

    What is a Book Foreword? And Do You Need One? | Episode 143

    What is a Book Foreword? And Do You Need One? | Episode 143

    What exactly is a book foreword? What is its function and value? Do you even need one? I explain what a book foreword, preface, introduction, and prologue are.
    YouTube video: https://youtu.be/_Hv3lGye7z8
    Free online resources explaining your book's front matter:
    What is a Book Foreword?
    Parts of a Book Explained

    • 10 min
    Rant: Why Lead Generation Books Don't Build Sales | Episode 142

    Rant: Why Lead Generation Books Don't Build Sales | Episode 142

    Ugh! Lead generation books. Many entrepreneurs and authors want to do them, hoping for a big sales bonanza. In theory, they're a great idea to build your brand and business. But here's how they really work... or don't.
    YouTube video: https://youtu.be/IPkgBTpo-NQ
    Blog Post: Lead Generation Books Don't Build Sales... and Here's Why

    • 12 min
    Is Your Self Published Book Overpriced? | Episode 141

    Is Your Self Published Book Overpriced? | Episode 141

    How do you know if your self published book is overpriced? And what is a right price for your book? I share an example of a self published book that was way overpriced and why that happened.
    YouTube video: https://youtu.be/uIVwctYfjm4
    Here's a FREE pricing guide to help you find the right price for your book based on the market and your budget. It's free to view online, no email required to get these valuable formulas and pricing tips.
    https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Self-Publishing-Tips-How-to-Price-Your-Book-or-Ebook
    But if you want more information on how to sell your self published book on Amazon, check out these resources.
    * Udemy course, How to Sell Your Self Published Book on Amazon:
    https://www.udemy.com/course/how-to-sell-your-self-published-book-on-amazon/?referralCode=CC4046D09C80264BC0BE
    * Book, Self Publishing to Make Money: What You Need to Know:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NXW57RW
     

    • 10 min
    Survey: Do Age, Gender and Income Affect Book Discovery Source Choices? | Episode 140

    Survey: Do Age, Gender and Income Affect Book Discovery Source Choices? | Episode 140

    We've already discussed the overall results of the Book Discovery Survey. But do factors such as age, gender, and income affect the ways readers discovery books to read? You might be surprised at which of these factors has the most impact.
    YouTube video: https://youtu.be/xDNU2UPuuYg
    In case you missed the earlier episodes about the Book Discovery Survey...
    Book Discovery Survey Results Revealed | Episode 138
    Survey: Do Fiction Readers Discovery Books Differently than Nonfiction | Episode 139

    • 12 min
    Survey: Do Fiction Readers Discover Books Differently than Nonfiction? | Episode 139

    Survey: Do Fiction Readers Discover Books Differently than Nonfiction? | Episode 139

    Though most readers read both fiction and nonfiction, each genre is a very different reading experience. So does each genre discover books differently, too? Find out in today's episode which continues discussion on the Book Discovery Survey 2020.
    YouTube video: https://youtu.be/akoCfTWWSKI
    Did you miss the overall results of the Book Discovery Survey? Listen or watch now!
    Audio podcast: Book Discovery Survey Results Revealed
    YouTube video: Book Discovery Survey Results Revealed
     

    • 6 min
    Book Discovery Survey Results Revealed | Episode 138

    Book Discovery Survey Results Revealed | Episode 138

    The results of the 2020 Book Discovery Survey are in! Find out how real book readers really discover books (like yours) to read. You might be surprised.
    YouTube video: https://youtu.be/h0FQqzjqxZU
    If you're not already receiving my email newsletter, subscribe at https://heidithorne.com/network/ and get a FREE summary report of the Book Discovery Survey results. (Note: If you're already receiving my emails, you will receive a link to download the report. So watch your email!)
     

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Great Tips for Publishers

If you're thinking about self-publishing, this would be a great podcast to listen to. Heidi has wonderful tips and information for people that wish to publish.

Additionally, if you're never planning to publish, she has great ideas for entrepreneurs.

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Practical friendly advice!

Like chatting with a friend. I enjoy the “inside scoop” on editing and publishing—as well as marketing/branding tips and ideas—and Heidi’s open, enthusiastic discussions. Check her out if you’re looking to get into self-publishing or simply want a better idea of the work involved behind various entrepreneurial pursuits!

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