Episode 199 – BookStat, Author Earnings, and the Top 50 Indies

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Question of the Week: Did Data Guy sell out by starting BookStat? Why or why not?

Has Data Guy sold out? Bryan and Jim are back for another week of the latest news and tips for authors. After taking a moment to thank their patrons How to Kick Author Overwhelm to the Curb, The Thing Speaks for Itself, and Dark as the Grave, they jump into this weeks tips. Authors can get to know their readers better with some simple tips, boost reader interest by thinking outside the box, and how indie authors can avoid getting booted out of Facebook Groups . News items include how authors should never give up trying to get their rights back, Amazon raising the monthly Prime subscription rate, CreateSpace shutting down some of its divisions, Data Guy launching Bookstat, and the latest Author Earnings report. Question of the Week: Did Data Guy sell out by starting Bookstat?
What You’ll Learn:
  • Why authors need to narrow down their target audience
  • How authors can boost reader engagement with riddles
  • What best practices indies should use in Facebook Group interactions
  • How one author earned back the rights to traditionally published books
  • What Amazon is trying to accomplish with Prime cost increases
  • Why more than 50 CreateSpace employees are losing their jobs
  • How Data Guy’s new company plans to improve industry data
  • What the new Author Earning Report says about the state of indie publishing

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