Episode 412- Big brands, Rewrites, and No-sweat Instagram

Do you change your writing position from time to time, or are you chained to the desk, and what could you do more of?

Bryan has a webinar with Mel Cooper on mastering your book launch! Join Claire’s motivational email series as well as the Sell More Books Show Afterparty group on Facebook! All the links will be provided in the show notes. Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. Top Tips of the week include why to watch out for free fonts, whether a standing desk is worth the investment, and how to promote on Instagram without freaking out. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what big brands can teach authors, how to make money on YouTube with Audiobooks, why you might want to revisit your first book, what Amazon is doing to review scammers, and how to sell on Kobo? Question of the Week: Do you change your writing position from time to time, or are you chained to the desk, and what could you do more of? read more

Episode 411- The 411 on Blurbs, Series, and Robot Rights

Are you writing a series and what kind of factors will you consider for deciding when to end it?

Be sure to join the Sell More Books Show Afterparty group on Facebook! We are hosting a contest and the winner will win Claire’s Supercharge Your Story course. All you have to do is share the group! Go check it out at the link provided! Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. Top Tips of the week include whether blurbs really sell books, when to stop writing a series and when to keep going, and what three steps it takes to finish your book. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what to do if you’re burned out, who has a new marketplace to find your narrator, why Vella is now available on Android and some Kindle devices, why robots can’t own their own work, and what is an easy way to sell direct? Question of the Week: Are you writing a series and what kind of factors will you consider for deciding when to end it? read more

Episode 410- Helpful Mindsets and Pursuing Your Passion.

What methods do you use to interrupt cycles of negative thoughts?

Be sure to join the Sell More Books Show Afterparty group on Facebook! We are hosting a contest and the winner will win Claire’s Supercharge Your Story course. All you have to do is share the group! Go check it out at the link provided! 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 quickly grow your Bookbub followers, how to make your editing better and faster, and how teaming up with other authors can grow your reach. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what three things authors need to stop saying, where Amazon makes it’s real money, how SFWA is opening up it’s membership to more authors, where to get the self-esteem boost you need from a good team, and can you turn your passion into your work? Question of the Week: What methods do you use to interrupt cycles of negative thoughts? read more

Episode 409- Talking AI, Delayed Preorders, and Smashing Success

How do you think the D2D acquisition of Smashwords will effect the industry or your business in particular?

There is over 600 members in the new group, The Sell More Books Show Afterparty! Go check it out at the link provided! 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 your brand makes a promise to your reader, what is a new way to sell your audiobook direct, and why a slow author site could mean trouble. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include how a big acquisition could change the industry, how to reframe your negative self-talk to sell more books, why Amazon is paying over 2 million and shutting down a selling service, how to delay a preorder and not be banned from more, and how you can make an AI audiobook using Google. Question of the Week: How do you think the D2D acquisition of Smashwords will effect the industry or your business in particular? read more

Episode 408- Selling Sequels, Enlisting Editors, and Rank Rancor

What is the most covert, sneaky, and generally ineffective way you’ve tried to market your book?

There is over 500 members in the new group, The Sell More Books Show Afterparty! Go check it out at the link provided! Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. Top Tips of the week include why promoting sequels will help sell your series, why to consider an editor, and why you should start your email list. This weeks Honorable Mention is Indie Inspired. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include how one intrepid author broke into the library with his book, how Amazon changes glitches are ruining indie launches, why ‘no offense’ is no defense, how newsletter swaps can grow your list, and how to make your Facebook ads more effective. Question of the Week: What is the most covert, sneaky, and generally ineffective way you’ve tried to market your book? read more

Episode 407- Booms, Blues, and Boons

Which are you focusing on more right now, “Boom” or “Bloom” or both, and why?

We have a discussion group! The Sell More Books Show Afterparty. Go check it out at the link provided! Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. Top Tips of the week include why introverted authors need people, how to run a successful online book event, and how to address your winter writing blues. This weeks Honorable Mention is All in the Family. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include why 80/20 marketing means more success, what is the latest bestseller list scandal, why mixing long and short term marketing is best for success, when it’s ok to reedit your first books, and how high POD prices are going. Question of the Week: Which are you focusing on more right now, “Boom” or “Bloom” or both, and why? read more

Episode 406 – Harlequin Plus, Six-Figure Direct Selling, and Getting Out of Your Own Way (with Phoebe Ravencraft)

What do you do to counteract the sinister voice in your head that tells you that you can’t do something?

This week Bryan is joined by author Phoebe Ravencraft! We have a great show in store for you! Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. Top Tips of the week include what is the new free book promo site, when to promote and when to wait, and how to be productive by getting out of your own way. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include how to choose a book title that sells your book, who’s reading more and in what formats, what is the new romance book subscription service, how your goals can help you write your book, and how authors and how to sell direct and why. Question of the Week: What do you do to counteract the sinister voice in your head that tells you that you can’t do something? read more

Episode 405- Healthy Habits, Creating Categories, and Story Software

What do you do to get more hours and improve the quality of your sleep?

This week we have a great episode in store for you! Be sure to check out Bryan’s Ad Challenge that starts today, the link will be provided in the show notes. 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 enjoy work more, why small habits create huge opportunities, and how to choose the best outlining software for your book. This weeks honorable mention is The Sleep Solution. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what advice Jane Friedman has for new authors, how to get a new book category created, who was scamming publishers out of prerelease manuscripts, wether Apple is getting into the audiobook business. and what happened in Vegas… with authors.. Question of the Week: What do you do to get more hours and improve the quality of your sleep? read more

Episode 404- New you in 2022?

After the holidays, what changes are you considering for your business in 2022 to move closer to your idea of success?

This week we have a great show in store for you! 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 authors can be protected from hackers, why recommending other books can sell your book, and why you should see if your book will sell before you even write it. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include what’s happening to Amazon authors, big tips for your 2022 author business, what are the expert author predictions for 2022, what it means to you that books are being released in the public domain, and how authors and publishers sunk Ukrainian ebook pirates. Question of the Week: After the holidays, what changes are you considering for your business in 2022 to move closer to your idea of success? read more

Episode 403 – Year In Review: Top 5 Stories of 2021

What was the biggest lesson you learned this year?

We are ending off the year with the Top 5 Stories of 2021! Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and answer the Question of the Week in the comment section. The Top 5 News stories that matter most to indies this year include how indie authors and their stories are making it to film, how Apple disrupted email marketing and advertising, why BookTok is making other social media platforms jealous, wide is the new black, and lots of indies are embracing the wide-for-the-win mentality, and what few positive changes are coming from our lockdowns. Question of the Week: What was the biggest lesson you learned this year? read more