Ep 046: Ali Katz: How can self published authors get their books traditionally published?

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As the bestselling author of Hot Mess to Mindful Mom and the recently launched Get The Most Out Of Motherhood, Ali Katz is a rarity in today’s self publishing sphere in that she has also gone the opposite route and had her books traditionally published. In a space where many authors are either on one side or the other of the fence, Ali joins us to explain the pros and cons of both self publishing and traditional publishing and how you can get your self published book picked up by traditional publishers.

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Ep 045: Debbie Drum: How can authors get more reviews for their book on Amazon?

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As the bestselling author of over 5 books and an absolute Internet marketing rockstar, Debbie Drum is also the creator of several online products – including one that helps your book get reviews on Amazon. She stopped by the Happy Self Publishing Show to share how authors can get more reviews for their book on Amazon, and why the number of reviews you receive is increasingly important in a world that relies heavily on social proof.

Get more reviews for your book using Debbie’s software HERE.

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Ep 043: How to convert your book into an online course? with Grant Weherley

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As the founder of MonetizeMyExpertise.com, Grant Weherley works with experts across various industries to help them build and launch online courses to scale their businesses. As we’ve seen via many of our clients’ experiences, the process of creating an online course from your book can overwhelming to say the least. Join us as Grant explains how authors can easily convert their book’s content into a teachable format and help them reach a wider audience via an online course.

Schedule a call with Grant HERE to discuss your online course.

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Ep 042: How can authors build their email list to market their book? with Meera Kothand

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Writing a book is one thing, but marketing it is a whole other ball game! To help lift your marketing efforts off the ground, we asked bestselling author of the One Hour Content Plan and email marketing specialist Meera Kothand to stop by the show and share her invaluable insights. Meera’s book hit the bestseller chart after just a few days thanks to the power of her e-mail list. She shares how delivering value and creating trust with your followers can ultimately grow your business and multiply your book sales in the long run.

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Ep 040: How can authors distribute their ebooks and audiobooks via Draft2Digital? with Kevin Tumlinson

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Many first-time authors become overwhelmed with all of the steps involved in the self publishing process and focus solely on Amazon to distribute their books, overlooking all of the other possible platforms. Kevin Tumlinson, bestselling author and Director of Marketing at Draft2Digital, joins us for Episode 40 of the Happy Self Publishing Show to explain how authors can distribute their audiobooks and e-books on alternative platforms, aside from Amazon. Having written over 40 books, Kevin explains how using a publishing aggregator such as Draft2Digital allows authors to upload and distribute their books on outlets worldwide, reaching a larger audience in the process.

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How To Create A Book Using Content Sourced From Your Blog

If you’re the founder of a well-established blog, there’s a high likelihood that a valuable book could emerge from the mountains of carefully crafted content you’ve spent the past year(s) publishing.

Let’s put the concept into perspective quickly. Nowadays, the average non-fiction book clocks in at around 50,000 to 75,000 words. Granted, that might seem like an intimidating number to some but in the grand scheme of all of the blog posts you’ve written, it really isn’t! Let’s say that you’ve had your blog for 3 years and published between 20-30 posts a year on average, with each post containing between 750-1000 words. You’re left with well over the typical amount of content that goes into a book, providing you with ample room to sift through and pick the posts that are relevant while discarding the ones that aren’t.

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Ep 028: Tom Corson-Knowles: How do I make my book available in different languages?

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As the founder of TCK Publishing, Tom Corson-Knowles has written over 20 books and has made it his mission to help his clients earn a full-time income off of theirs. To increase authors’ revenue flow, one of the approaches he suggests is to sell the foreign language distribution rights to their books. Join us for episode 28 of the Happy Self Publishing Show, where Tom highlights the key tips and tricks to employ to entice foreign publishers to approach you for your book’s distribution rights and have your book sold across international markets.

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How To Create A Showstopping Author Bio Page On Amazon

Once first time authors have self published their books, they’ll setup their Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) accounts in hopes of making their first sale. However, many will skip a crucial step – setting up an Amazon Author Central account!

As the platform that ultimately allows writers to build their Author Pages on Amazon, Amazon Author Central’s ability to help you track book sales, see and respond to reviews, interact with your audience, fix issues with your listings and add editorial reviews to each of your books is invaluable to your overall self publishing business.
Any author with a book listed for sale on Amazon can sign up for an Amazon Author Central account.

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Ep 024: Jim Molinelli: How does one successfully promote their paperback book?

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In today’s episode, we sit down with architect and remodelling expert Jim Molinelli to learn more about how he got his book, Remodel, to the no. 1 bestseller position in both the Kindle and Amazon paperback stores. Join us as Jim shares the clever marketing tactics he employed to ensure that readers were buying paperback copies of his book, despite the fact that he was also selling a less expensive e-book version. He shares his valuable tips for climbing to the top of third party sales platforms using tailored pricing strategies, category positioning and more!
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Ep 015: Morgan Gist Macdonald: Is it necessary to hire an editor if I have an excellent command over the English language?

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In this episode, we sit down with Morgan Gist Macdonald to highlight the importance of hiring an editor for your self-published book – even if you’ve got an excellent command over the English language! Morgan is the founder of Paper Raven Books and the bestselling author of Start Writing Your Book Today. Join us as she discusses how spelling and grammar mistakes can negatively impact your Amazon reviews, lead to lowered book sales, prevent you from signing traditional publishing deals and hinder your chances of collaborating with industry leaders in your field.
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