Episode 141 – Merchandising, Rented Books, and the Page-Read Recession

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Question of the Week: Would you rent an ebook?

With Bryan off hanging out with his new baby, Sheridan Stancliff joined the show to chat about tips on InstaFreebie ARCs, collaborations, and merchandising. After thanking their Patron-sponsored books of The Ten-Year Turnaround, Removed, and How to Drive Your Next Car Deal, Sheridan and Jim discussed news about a new app making waves in Croatia, a surge in creativity for digital comics, changes in Amazon’s pre-order policy, how KU free runs may not be as lucrative as you think, and why rented books could become a big deal. This week’s Question of the Week: Would you rent an ebook?
What You’ll Learn:
  • How authors can use InstaFreebie to build up book reviews
  • How writers can improve author rankings with collaboration
  • How authors can use merchandising to increase profits
  • How a new reading app could help Croatia close the digital divide
  • How the decline of newspaper comics led to a surge in creativity
  • How authors can benefit from Amazon’s new pre-order policies
  • What one author’s sales data show about page-reads during KU free runs
  • How a Google Play Book’s promotion is changing how YA fans read


Question of the Week: Would you rent an ebook?

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