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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
    • 4.9 • 294 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 423 - Ads Help, Tik Talk, and Ditching the Day Job

    Episode 423 - Ads Help, Tik Talk, and Ditching the Day Job

    This week Claire is joined by romantic comedy author Rich Amooi! Join the Sell More Books Show Afterparty group on Facebook and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. Be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcast. Top Tips of the week include how to get your books into libraries, how to reboot a dying series, and why you should consider writing in a series. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include when to ditch the day job, Amazon KDP is able to print in Poland and Sweden now, what is better than 5-star reviews, how to have someone run your ads for you, and how one publisher is embracing TikTok. Question of the Week: What strategies have you used to cope with those harsh 1-and 2-star reviews?

    • 56 min
    Episode 422- Respecting Rights and Planning for the Worst

    Episode 422- Respecting Rights and Planning for the Worst

    This week we have a great show for you! Join the Sell More Books Show Afterparty group on Facebook and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. Be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcast. Top Tips of the week include how to best find and use keywords to sell more books, why to create and distribute a hands-off mystery box, and why you should write and market in more than one genre. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include how to plan for the worst, whether to refresh or republish your book, how changes to Android and Apple could affect in app book sales, what those rank numbers really mean, and why Creative Commons might be more trouble than it's worth. Question of the Week: Do you have a backup plan if sales dip, and if not, what do you think you’d try so you could still progress in your self-publishing career?

    • 54 min
    Episode 421 - Sell More Books, Working Your Backlist, and Changing Bonuses

    Episode 421 - Sell More Books, Working Your Backlist, and Changing Bonuses

    This week Claire is joined by author Jamie Davis! Join the Sell More Books Show Afterparty group on Facebook and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. Be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcast. Top Tips of the week include how to spot book problems, what you shouldn’t do with social media, and what new feature Dropbox has. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include how to make your backlist work for you, how KU readers are helping your reviews, what KU bonuses are changing, why Modi files are on the outs, and how groups have the power to sell books. Question of the Week: Do you think traditional publishing is going to change its mindset about backlist vs new release? And how are you leveraging your backlist at the moment?

    • 42 min
    Episode 420 - Junk Marketing, Delayed Launch, and Managing Pain

    Episode 420 - Junk Marketing, Delayed Launch, and Managing Pain

    This week we have a great show in store for you! Join the Sell More Books Show Afterparty group on Facebook and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. Be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcast. Top Tips of the week include when are the best times to post on social media, when to delay a book launch, and whether you should sell direct from your site. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what the next 10 year of publishing will look like, how to avoid junk marketing scams, where another ship full of books is stuck, how to cope with and manage chronic pain that affects your writing, and what author summit you won’t want to miss. Question of the Week: What do you think publishing will look like in 2032?

    • 48 min
    Episode 419- Tax Changes, Writing Buddies, and Backlist’s Back

    Episode 419- Tax Changes, Writing Buddies, and Backlist’s Back

    This week we have a great show in store for you! Join the Sell More Books Show Afterparty group on Facebook. 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 revamp your backlist to increase sales, your ideal role at book events and conventions, and how a daily theme can help you write more. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include Why authors should have multiple streams of income, why you should find the best writing group for the stage of your author journey, how a new coffee shop is helping writers write, what ACX's big tax reporting change means to authors, and how Kickstarter is changing the tide in the publishing industry. Question of the Week: Getting started in publishing, what side hustles did you work (or are you still working) in order to fund your business?

    • 56 min
    Episode 418 - Home Retreats, Hacks, and Hucksters

    Episode 418 - Home Retreats, Hacks, and Hucksters

    The challenge is on and you can join in! You can find Bryan’s Author Ad Challenge in the links provided as well as Claire's Author Motivation series. Join the Sell More Books Show Afterparty group on Facebook. 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 have a home-brewed writer's retreat, how to copyright your book, and whether you should accept a Kindle Daily Deal. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include whether hacking your productivity is a good idea, what new Kindle Vella feature will help engage your readers, what you can do tonight to start writing more tomorrow, what Barnes & Noble did to their audiobooks, and what print being down means for publishing. Question of the Week: How might you or will you use the new poll feature offered in Kindle Vella?

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
294 Ratings

294 Ratings

repossible ,

The Go-To Show for Indie Authors

This is one of the very few shows I continue to listen to over the years.

As an indie author, I have so much information to digest (and act upon) on an ongoing basis.

I dare say that this show is all you need, just an hour a week, to stay on top of the latest in the indie author and publishing space.

Please keep it going, Brian and Claire!

Lars D. H. Hedbor ,

Keeps me informed and inspired!

I've been an indie author for over ten years now, and the Sell More Books Show has been a critical part of my weekly routine for a lot of that time. I rely on Bryan & Claire to learn what's new in the industry, and to give me valuable ideas on how to be better at this work.

jenebrooks ,

Love the show!

Great content and perspectives. Thanks Claire and Bryan!

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