51 minutes | Jun 1st 2020

Finding Your Superfans with Damon Courtney

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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the publishing world, offers writing tips, and interviews Damon Courtney of Book Funnel on how writers can maximize sales and find “superfans.”

Chapter 1: Introduction
The Early Bird registration fee for WriterCon 2020 (writercon.org) expires on June 15. You can attend in person or stream the conference online and even have private meetings with agents and editors by Skype.

Chapter 2: News
1)Lawsuits between authors writing in the fan fiction “Omegaverse” illuminate how copyright law can be “weaponized” and the impossibility of owning a world that you did not originate.
2)Author sues major publisher claiming AI “text spinning” was used to plagiarize original work.
3)Book sales improved in April.
4)In the wake of racism claims, RWA retires the Rita Award and launches the Vivian.
5)Draft2Digital partners with Vivlio to distribute books to European markets.
6)Kindlepreneur adds a book description generator/formatter to its webpage.

Chapter 3: Interview
Bernhardt interviews Damon Courtney of BookFunnel about how to maximize sales with landing pages, freebies, newsletters, mailing lists, and other services designing to help writers acquire and keep “superfans.”

Chapter 4: Parting Words
Register for WriterCon 2020 today! www.writercon.org
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