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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

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    • 4.9, 263 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 332 - Short Stories, Generational Genres, and Evolving Book Events

    Episode 332 - Short Stories, Generational Genres, and Evolving Book Events

    This week we have a great show for you, don’t forget to leave a review on Apple Podcast. Claire is still running a free Indie Author Alignment: 5-Day Foundation course. This week’s Super Charger Story Course Winner is Sara Prow Blackard. Thank you to our featured Patrons - A Band Director's Guide to Everything Tuba, Faster Than Falling, and The 30-Day Femme Manifesting Game. Top Tips of the week include how writing short fiction is good for getting started and book sales, what Abacus can do for you, and what you should know about pre-release campaigns. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include who’s reading what, how Dan can help you start writing the book you’ve always wanted, why the sales of romance novels go up during global downturns, how you can spice up online book events, and what year has been the best for print and ebook. Question of the Week: What could you share through video that would forge a stronger connection between you and your readers?

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    Episode 331 - Healthy Habits, Inner Critics, and Demanding Readers

    Episode 331 - Healthy Habits, Inner Critics, and Demanding Readers

    Bryan is back and we have a great show for you this week! Be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcast. Don’t forget that Claire is running a free Indie Author Alignment: 5-Day Foundation course. This week’s Super Charger Story Course Winner is Eve H. Thank you to our featured Patrons - Symphony of the Wind, Trauma-Sensitive Early Education, and 
    The Strange. Top Tips of the week include why asking yourself hard questions can lead to the best marketing plan, how making writing a habit and not a task changes your outlook, and why to use sweepstakes in your marketing strategy. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include why it is important to know what your goal is, what getting fresh eyes on your manuscript can do for you, should cancel culture be cancelled, why author Patrick Rothfuss is taking some heat, and why you should retain as many rights as possible. Question of the Week: What’s something you could stop doing that’s not moving you toward YOUR definition of success, and what’s something you like doing that you could replace the old thing with?

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    Episode 330 - Clear Strategy, Full Data Sets, Can’t Lose

    Episode 330 - Clear Strategy, Full Data Sets, Can’t Lose

    What metric would be a business changer for you if Amazon could provide it? Bryan is out this week and H. Claire Taylor is joined by Becca Syme of the Better-Faster Academy. Claire is running a free Indie Author Alignment: 5-Day Foundation course. She also has a preorder for her Supercharge Your Series course and the offer ends August 1st so make sure to check those out! This week’s Super Charger Story Course Winner is Flyover. The Top Tips of the week include why less is more when it comes to marketing, what will you tell readers when they ask why they should buy your book, and how walking can benefit your brain. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what increases in earnings are coming from indie publishing, why book cover designers are speaking up, how the lockdown sparked a popular genre, why you should enroll your books via eBook, and what has Amazon added into their Ads Dashboard. Question of the Week: What metric would be a business changer for you if Amazon could provide it?

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    Episode 329 - Five-minute Marketing, Pre-order Peril, and Shucking Scammers

    Episode 329 - Five-minute Marketing, Pre-order Peril, and Shucking Scammers

    There are many different ways to promote your book, what is one five-minute task that you could do today to promote your book? This week we have a great show for you! Don’t forget to leave us a review on Apple podcast. This week’s Super Charger Story Course Winner is Steph Pajonas. If you become a Patron of the show you will now get access to the show 8-12 hours earlier then when it airs! The Top Tips of the week include what ten marketing hacks bestselling author Zoe York is giving to you, how to create content that will attract your ideal reader, and why pre-orders may be hurting you instead of helping you. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include how to avoid getting scammed by a vanity press, what new service NetGalley is adding to their lineup, what publishers look for when deciding which book to bet on, how BookBub’s new feature “related authors” could be beneficial to you, and where Kobo Plus is being launched next. Question of the Week: What is one five-minute task you could do to promote your book today?

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    Episode 328 - Finding Your Flow, Eastward Expansion, and Reader Farming

    Episode 328 - Finding Your Flow, Eastward Expansion, and Reader Farming

    What are some ways that you can you prioritize some long-term reader farming instead of only focusing on short-term reader hunting? This week we have a great show for you! Don’t forget to leave us a review on Apple podcast. This week’s Super Charger Story Course Winner is Nalani Sheils. Thank you to our featured Patrons - Blogging for Authors, Shadow Raiders, and Guardian of the Grail. The Top Tips of the week include what myths you should know about publishing, how to find the perfect book cover just for you, and why practicing getting into states of focus is important. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what genre of print books are increasing in sales, why you should check out some of the newer ebook distributors, what new update is coming to the copyright process, why sustainable marketing is a lot like farming, and what new feature Facebook is launching for page owners that is similar to Patreon. Question of the Week: How can you prioritize some long-term reader farming instead of only focusing on short-term reader hunting?
     

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    Episode 327 - Publishing Pressure, Pandemic Print on Demand, and Trad Pub Not Paying

    Episode 327 - Publishing Pressure, Pandemic Print on Demand, and Trad Pub Not Paying

    We all have mental blocks, what are some that are holding you back from your upcoming projects and why are they having that effect? This week we have lots of great tips to share with you! Bryan’s Free 5-Day Amazon Ad Profit Challenge starts July 13th so make sure to check it out and H. Claire Taylor just released her last Jessica Christ book! This week’s Super Charger Story Course Winner is Kenesha W. Thank you to our featured Patrons - Sell More Books With Less Social Media, Nightblade, and Leaving Eva. The Top Tips of the week include what getting reviews on your book can do for you, why authors are upset with Lulu, and why a book launch includes marathons, sprints, and pounces. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include who has managed to become the fifth largest bookstore chain in the US, why Walmart pulled Kobo reader displays from it’s stores, how Ingram is keeping up with the surge of print-on-demand books, what advice Kristine Kathryn Rusch has for traditional authors, and how to keep up with everything you need to do as an author. Question of the Week: What mental blocks do you think are holding you back from your upcoming projects and why do you think they're having that affect?

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
263 Ratings

263 Ratings

CMBins ,

Tips, news, and advice all in one delightful bundle

This is one of my favorite podcasts for indie authors! I love the structure of the show: the hosts give a bunch of tips collected from various sources, and then give all the big news in the publishing and indie publishing world. I feel like I'm caught up on everything without having to spend hours sifting through news outlets, blogs, videos, social media posts, etc. Plus, Bryan and Claire provide their own insights, opinions, and experiences, which are always fantastic -- and they do it with a healthy dose of humor! I look forward to this podcast every week.

SurfaLot ,

My new favorite

Just discovered this podcast and I love it. Great advice, attitude, and chemistry between the hosts.

Sara Blackard ,

Must listen for any indie author

This show is one of few I make time for every week without fail. Though some is more than I need at the moment, it always gets me thinking.

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