18 minutes | Jun 8, 2015
Smart Self-Publishers Plug into Kindle Data for Secret Sales
Did you know there is data for self-publishers who are looking for secrets on additional market information for publishing successful short reads and short stories? Writers who want to know what is selling on Amaon Kindle might be surprised to learn a new product is available offering researched answers. On this episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast, the hosts Jodi Jill and Darla Hanger discuss what can be utilized to get a leg up on the competition and really focus on selling the Kindle genres including short reads and short stories. Competition on Amazon Kindle is fierce! Writing books professionally means finding a genre that produces sales and grabs the attention of readers. With this newly released report, data is reviewed from the previous month and offered as an opportunity to see what is selling and what isn't selling. The market overview suggests what could be used to be successful. Also added in the data is the degree of competition as well as trending topics in different sub-genres.
13 minutes | Jun 1, 2015
Secrets to selling children's books on Amazon Kindle
Amaon Kindle writers know there are pockets of sales that can be found, including in the market of writing ebooks for kids. Different than romance books and other genres, the idea of sharing stories and information with kids is a great field. However, there is a dark side to writing for children. Currently there are approximately 200,000 book titles on Amazon Kindle solely for kids. This figures out to be more than 200 children's book sub-genres. Sadly only 59% of these book categories do hardly sell. On this episode of the Ebook Publishing Podcast, the hosts discuss how to find real time information and get the most accurate data to find the niches that are selling very well on Amazon. Not only is it necessary to have the correct book, it's important to know the competition, have a strong title and be in the right catagory. To find the real time data, check out the K-lytics details for children's books here. For the first time ever, people are able to see the data broken down and use it for their next book.
13 minutes | May 29, 2015
Amazon Kindle Romance Data: Niche secrets at finger tips
Self-publishers who are looking to be successul on Amazon Kindle might be looking at writing a romance and wondering which sub-genre to try first. The most important factor might be what specifics can be mined from data currently found on Amazon's website. Finding what titles are currently selling, the average price structure and other data will give writers an edge before they sit down and write their book. This episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast offers a look at what writers need to know to be successful writers who sell books. Jodi Jill and Darla Hanger give an overview on what information is needed and where it can be found. Romance books fall into the highest selling book genre on Amazon Kindle. So where do you find the most recent data? K-lytics has offered new reports for writers who want to know more about the competition, the market and how to be successful in this unique genre. Giving a realtime outlook, based on mined data from Amazon, the look shares exactly how your book might fit if place into the market today.
14 minutes | May 17, 2015
Hashtag Mania - Using Twitter's popular Symbol to Sell Books
#Selfpublishing Wanting to get the most out of selling your book on social media? The idea of using Twitter, Facebook and even Instagram should include the best way to find your subject: Hashtags. On this edition of Ebook Publishing Podcast, Jodi Jill and Darla Hanger discuss why you need to hashtag every piece of information you send out on social media. Selling books on social media means making connections. Exploring by introducing your books often goes farther with a few simple"#messages" that give people interested in a subject reason to look. Plus, a simple hashtag might actually make a new connection that could be an interview, a future colleague or some other angle. Tune in to hear how you can find your place in social media and expand even further using hashtags! If your sales are depending on it, there is no reason not to throw a few hashtags on every message you send out.
15 minutes | May 11, 2015
Self-Publishers find TV morning News a great place to promote
If you are looking for a way to break into the local news maybe you should try the morning news. Local TV stations are more open to interviewing self-publishers in the early hours when their viewing audience is getting ready for work. In this episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast, the discussion offers a glimpse how to get your foot in the door and what surprising results comes from getting up early for live, local morning news with a digital book. If you are considering what can be done for publicity locally, consier tuning in to see how a local, early morning spot could help your books sales. This early spot usually leads to other spots and bigger exposure in your area.
14 minutes | May 4, 2015
Ebook marketing strategies to get more readers and sales
Ebook marketing strategies are again the focus of the latest episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast. Discussing different aspects of the marketing elements, the hosts of Ebook Publishing Podcast discuss what is more important: Interviews or announcements? Offering up a look at interviews, the premise to touch people who typically wouldn't know about your books is discussed. Also discussed are announcements, which are far less labor intensive than interviews as authors usually use services. Which gets better results? Tune in to hear the hosts discuss what works better and why you might want to reconsider your priorities when it comes to marketing books on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook and other outlets.
13 minutes | May 1, 2015
Self Publishers bio: Using bios as an ebook marketing tool
Grabbing the attention of readers is the focus of every self publisher and one successful way to add to your ebook marketing strategy is offering up a bond with your reader by strengthening your bio. Giving readers a reason to take a look at your books and presenting yourself as an authority, you can easily translate your reader's interest into more sales just by offering a peek at who you are and why you write. In this episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast, the hosts discuss what makes a good bio and how to really connect with readers. The ideas presented offer a look into the mindset of the readers which is important to sell more books and make bigger profits. Tune in to find out more!
11 minutes | Apr 19, 2015
Self Publishers Ask: Do I Write the Title or Content First?
Self Published authors work differently, but the debate on whether to title your book before you write the content has authors talking about the best tactics. In this episode of Ebook Publishing Podast, the hosts discuss how to decide what elements to use first when it comes to an ebook project. Thinking it might be awkward to share your work with others without a title? Tune in to hear how a working title might be a good way to split the idea of having a title without committing to it until the last word is written. Sharing how titles help scope an idea, the opportunity to gauge the different words used in a potential title can often help a book idea too.
23 minutes | Apr 15, 2015
Write Clean Fiction? Self Publishers Band Together
Talking to Lia London of Clean Indie Reads, in this episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast listeners get a chance to hear an ever increasing marketing of clean fiction. Lia unleashes her excitement and motivates people to write their best. In today’s episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast, Lia outlines what her group of over 2,000 Facebook authors recognize as clean ebook content. Lia outlines her group's vision and shares what makes Clean Indie Authors and Readers tick. Her sense of humor and enthusiasm for writing will inspire you to try your hand at writing some great fiction. Lia is a published author in both print and digital books and gives us a behind the scenes look at the woman behind the pen. Giving a glimpse into her newest project, listeners will pick up the process that is involved in launching this ebook. Join us as we learn how to enter the world of clean fiction. With upcoming book projects, Lia London keeps an eye on the future of ebooks and makes a couple of important observations about the future of publishing on the Amazon Kindle platform. We hope you enjoy this interview with Lia London and check out her group's Facebook page for Clean Indie Writers!
24 minutes | Apr 12, 2015
Self Publisher’s Guide to Setting up Your Writing Business and Taxes
Thinking about the tax season and how to set up your Amazon Kindle book business in the best way possible? Expert Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur joins Ebook Publishing Podcast in a conversation on how self publishers can protect themselves when it comes to setting up their writing business. Dave Chesson is an enthusiastic author with a mission. To help other authors with their writing business and that starts by setting up your business properly. In this episode, Dave Chesson gives some sound business advice and also a few tips on how to save money on taxes. Offering up his own compelling personal reason for why he is so passionate about helping others, Dave shares why he offers assistance. Suggesting some great advice on what to do if you have not set up properly for taxes this year, this podcast caters to the self publishers and indie authors who are looking for advice on making the most of the tax season.. It is not too late to be prepared for next year. The idea of paying for your child’s college was intriguing and you are going to want to bookmark this podcast for future reference. Tune in to find out what is the best state in the United States to conduct business in for tax purposes. Hint: It isn’t the state you think it is (as Nevada as changed their tax code.)
16 minutes | Apr 7, 2015
Ebook Marketing 101
Attracting attention to your Kindle ebooks might be tough without proper ebook marketing. Self publishers need a strategy and a plan to make sales for every book. Working on Kindle can be difficult sometimes as well as not everyone has an account on the massive bookseller. On this edition of Ebook Publishing Podcast, the hosts Jodi Jill and Darla hanger discuss how to find other ways to make sales through ebook marketing. Giving sugestions, tips and a few tricks, the hosts share ideas to make any book shine. Tune in to hear some interesting ideas and pick up a few suggestions to getting your books into the buying population and see the sales rolling in!
14 minutes | Apr 4, 2015
Republishing your Kindle book?
Thinking your kindle book is selling too slow? Considering the idea of republishing your kindle book after exhausting your ebook marketing resources? Self publishers might be considering republishing their books and start frest. In this episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast, Jodi Jill and Darla Hanger discuss when it's necessary to consider rewriting a book. The idea of republishing your Kindle book might seem like the only option possible if your book isn't doing as well as expected. Breaking down the sections, the hosts discuss the options of partially, as well as completely, deciding to redo your digital book.
13 minutes | Mar 31, 2015
Should Self-Publishers use KDP Select
Today’s broadcast of Ebook Publishing Podcast tackles the hotly debated topic of exclusivity on Amazon’s KDP Select platform. A common perception of many writers is that they are fearful of having a lifelong exclusive relationship with Amazon’s KDP Select program. Concerned about having all their "books" in one basket. The opportunities that writers find on Amazon can't be described as one size fits all. Looking at all the options, the hosts discuss why the program works for some authors, but not everyone.
17 minutes | Mar 28, 2015
Ebook Writing: Clean Romance Novels Make Big Money
Ever consider writing clean romance novels? Romance is the hottest market on Kindle over the last few months and authors are sitting up and paying attention. On this episode of the Ebook Publishing Podcast the idea of having a chance to write a clean romance novel is explored. Discussing Romance to Cash, the course is dissected as the hosts consider what needs to be in a romance book and why it's possible to make money on this popular genre. The biggest sub-genre of these catagories are dominating the market and there isn't one scene that could be compared to Fifty Shades of Grey. Tune in to find out more on how to write clean romance novels or any romance that could be popular on the Amazon Kindle platform.
15 minutes | Mar 25, 2015
The Trouble with Trolls: Overcoming Negative Reviews
In today’s episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast, Jodi Jill and Darla Hanger discuss trolls that use ebook reviews to use trouble with the author. Dealing with trolls takes some finesse, and a balancing act that can make all the negatives fade away. Self publishing authorrs know it only takes one negative review, based on a personal agenda, to hurt their books. So do you feed the trolls? Ignore the trolls? Of find ways to make the review (and the experience) go away. Tune in to see what advice the hosts offer to make the best of any trolling situation!
16 minutes | Mar 23, 2015
Bad Ebook Covers: Kindle ebook marketing nightmare
Looking for a really bad ebook cover? No writer ever trolls for the worst cover on the Amazon Kindle platform, but apparently there are readers who do. On this episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast, Jodi Jill and Darla Hanger discuss the different sites popping up online focusing on bad book covers. So exactly what constitutes a bad cover? Writers might be surprised to learn one of the biggest objections of the readers is that the cover and material don't connect. Another? The type is small. Tune in to hear the hosts go through the points of each concern of readers and discuss why it is never a good idea to be on one of these lists!
19 minutes | Mar 19, 2015
Ebook Marketing: Using Videos for Kindle Books
Want more eyes on your Kindle book? Perhaps it's time to consider putting together a video about your book, book series and your process of writing. This episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast talks about the idea of what needs to be in a video to highlight your book. Including details that are interesting to your potential readers, this idea is great for ebook marketing and showcasing the ideas in your books. Jodi Jill and Darla Hanger discuss how a video could pick up new readers by introducing work on a visual platform.
16 minutes | Mar 17, 2015
How to end your ebook: A self publisher's dilemma
It is a self-publishing nightmare when you have your book have a strong hook, a great story, but the ending leaves the fans disappointed. In this episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast, Jodi Jill and Darla Hanger discuss what the most important elements are needed for a good ending for any Kindle book. A good writer can work out the best way to end their book and offer a satisfactory result to the readers. The basic elements included what can bring value to the reader and how you can have a perfect ending that makes your fans happy. The Ebook Publishing Podcast is a podcast discussing the best of the Kindle world from the writer's perspective. Check out more details on their website: EbookPublishingPodcast.com
16 minutes | Mar 13, 2015
Cliches in Your Kindle Book? Trite or meaningful?
Do you use cliche in your work? Amazn Kindle writers might be pulling their hair out with the idea of using these overused phrases in your work. In this episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast, Jodi Jill and Darla Hanger debate whether or not it's a good idea to use these popular phrases. To cliche or not cliche? As every writer knows, this question can only be answered by considering how readers might respond to your written work. So who discourages cliches? Most news agencies and people who don't like flowery language frown on cliches, but it is a style issue that continues to be debated. Tune in to consider how this influences your style.
15 minutes | Mar 11, 2015
Amazon Author Central
Is your profile complete on Amazon? The Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing platform offers ebook authors one of the best tools for marketing and promoting information to fans. Today’s episode of Ebook Publishing Podcast covers the benefits of this tool. Besides your name and book titles, the opportunity for self publishers to utilize real time social media streams along with introductions to books, characters and other elements to engage readers is possible. Tune in to see how best to use the Amazon Author Central and why it's a tool that shouldn't be ignored.