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 370 - A/B Testing, Subscription Selling, and Instant Gratification
This week we have a great show in store for you. Make sure to leave a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week! The winner this week is - Anmarie. Top Tips of the week include how to get clicks on your ads, why to switch out your email list, and how to catch scammers. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include who is Disney refusing to pay, what is new with Amazon, how to get into the right mindset when writing, where has Kobo Plus launched, and how to take on new opportunities. Question of the Week: What sort of environmental accommodations do you make to aid your focus and get the most out of your deep-work time when you have it?
Episode #369 - Building Funnels, Comparisonitis, and Print-on-Demand Demand
This week we have a great show in store for you. Make sure to leave a review on Apple Podcast. The winner this week is - Jessica Hall. Our Honorable Mention is - Non-Fungible Bragging Rights. Top Tips of the week include what freebies can do for you, how a funnel can up your marketing, and how to write a bestseller. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include how to make sure you don’t lose your Amazon Affiliate account, why you need to stop doubting if you’re an author, what concept is being offered to publishers of print and ebooks, who supports indie authors, and how to push on as an author. Question of the Week: What would you say you’ve learned since you started publishing about bringing people in to find out about you as an author and taking care of them along the way?
Episode 368 - Tracking Sales, Sleep Habits, and Kindle Vella
This week we have author Monica Leonelle on the show! She also teaches writing, publishing, business, and marketing. Claire still has some seats available for her last Indie Author Alignment Workshop on April 24th. You can check them both out at the links provided. The winner this week is - Betsy Flak. Top Tips of the week include why it may be time for you to dive into Tik Tok, what aggregator is best, and how to support your favorite authors without having to spend money. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what your sleep schedule says about you, who is the new cover design resource that just launched, what new changes are coming to Barnes and Noble, where you can track all your sales in one place, and what is Kindle Vella. Question of the Week: Are you planning on trying out Kindle Vella, and if so how are you planning on using it for your catalog?
Episode #367 - Email Lists, Instagram, and The 7 P’s of Publishing Success
Claire has her last Indie Author Alignment Workshop on April 24th before she switches things up, you can find tickets at the link provided. You can still join Bryan’s April 5-Day Amazon Ad Profit Challenge, all links will be in the show notes. The winner this week is - KT Sargent. Top Tips of the week include why quality might be better than quantity for email lists, what hybrid means in publishing, and what you need to know about growing in Instagram. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include how introverts feel about returning to a pre-pandemic world, what what are the 7 P’s of publishing success, why brand strategy is important, what honest truth writers need to hear when starting out, and what advice author Ines Johnson has for you. Question of the Week: What do you want your writing to do for you (outside of making you money)?
Episode 366 - Children’s books, Direct Talk, Building That Audience!
Happy April! Claire is back this week and has an Indie Author Alignment Workshop on April 24th, you can find tickets at the link provided. Bryan’s April 5-Day Amazon Ad Profit Challenge coming around the corner, look out for that link in the show notes. The winner this week is - Bradley. Top Tips of the week include how to market your children’s books, why video is a great way to engage with your readers, and what you need to know about starting a fiction podcast. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what is the PRO Act, why you should look into Medium to publish your books, what major update Scrivener is getting, what ACX needs to change about their sales reports and why you should think about going direct. Question of the Week: When do you think that selling direct will start to surpass Apple Books as the #2 sales platform for authors?
Episode #365 - Costco Audio, Permafree Still Works, and D2D Payment Splitting
This week Bryan is joined by Mark Leslie Director of Business Development at Draft2Digital, we have a great show in store for you. Check out Mark and Wide for the Win at the link provided. Bryan’s April 5-Day Amazon Ad Profit Challenge coming up so look out for that. The winner this week is - Abraham Benguigui and our Self Publishing Resource of the Week is Wide for the Win. Top Tips of the week include what is D2D payment splitting, why it’s important to find allies, and how spending time where your readers are is beneficial. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what new feature BookFunnel has launched, how author visits during the pandemic have changed, who is starting its own audiobook imprint, what to use to boost your book sales and what big name company has launched an audiobook store. Question of the Week: Based on this week's audio-related news, will you consider doing audiobook versions sooner, or do you still plan on doing audio sometime in the future?
The Weekly Round Up For Indie Publishing
Everything you need to know about the latest news in the publishing world plus advice and opinion from hosts worth listening to. Listening to this podcast while I drive has replaced pretty every writers’ magazine I used read!
I just started listening in January 2021, although I’ve been an indie author since 2014. I wish I would’ve discovered this show sooner. The hosts are honest, funny, entertaining, informational, and perhaps most importantly of all, they serve as a weekly reminder that I’m not alone in what can often feel like a very lonely industry (especially in this past year). Thanks, Brian & Claire!
The podcast every indie author needs
There are a lot of podcasts out there for indie authors but this is where I'll be spending my time. I get relevent news quickly, I love the format - lists! Yay! - and I feel connected to what's important in the publishing world. Bryan and Claire are fun to listen to, with just the right amount of humor and get-to-it. Wednesdays are happy podcast days for me! Thank you!