The Self Publishing Podcast - DIY Digital Publishing, Kindle Publishing, and Advice for Writers
About This Show
Want to get your words out into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or any of the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to become a writer, and to be in charge of your own destiny rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be.
Self-publishing ninjas David Wright and Sean Platt -- who have manufactured a publishing machine around Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform -- join popular blogger and author Johnny B. Truant to explore everything related to getting published in today's new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn't artsy talk... we're business guys with no-BS strategies to help you make self-publishing a rewarding reality. Submit your questions at SelfPublishingPodcast.com!
Most Recent Episode
Self Publishing Podcast #146 – Using KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited as a Tactic
2 days ago
This week, the guys had Lindsay Buroker on to talk about how you can use KDP Select as a tactic to sell books and make money, while not endangering your overall sales strategy long term.
Lindsay seems to know exactly how to work KDP Select for her advantage, since last year she revealed a pen name experiment that made her over three grand in the first month! She wrote a blog post about that, which caught the SPP guys’ attention.
Check out the original article here: http://www.lindsayburoker.com/amazon-kindle-sales/pen-name-launch-first-month-earnings-marketing/
Before having Lindsay on and talking about KDP Select, the guys talked about how awesome Scrivener is, which is the writing tool just about every writer serious about their craft uses. They’ve learned a lot from the “Learn Scrivener Fast” course. They recently did a live webinar about the tool, and they plan to do another one soon, so stay tuned for that if you’re interested.
To get Scrivener, go here for Mac: http://get.esellerate.net/get/ALP877983468/default.htm?skuid=SKU81634174866&affid=AFL6778979386&at=
And here for Windows: http://get.esellerate.net/get/ALP404895636/default.htm?skuid=SKU82916413320&affid=AFL6778979386&at=
To learn about Learn Scrivener Fast, go here: http://sterlingst.jarono.hop.clickbank.net/
When Lindsay did come on the show, she started by talking about her point of view regarding Select, and how she used a pen name and Select to get fairly decent sales in a short period of time.
The secret, it turns out, is a combination of things, including choosing the best categories for your book, not being afraid to jump into a specific fiction niche, and publishing books often, so you never really feel that 30 day drop.
You’ll want to check out the above article, as well as the more recent stuff Lindsay has been up to, here: http://www.lindsayburoker.com
You can also listen to her writing/publishing advice here: http://www.thewritingpodcast.com
And here: http://www.marketingsff.com