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Are you ready to increase your book sales, and hit the bestseller list consistently? Welcome to the Book Marketing Show, where in this weekly podcast Dave Chesson will not only show you some of the best book sales tactics but also bring on top-notch guests to show how each tactic taught here was a game changer for their books and how it can be for yours as well. Having created one of the largest websites on book marketing, Kindlepreneur.com, he’s also been a book-marketing consultant for top ...
 
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What do you do when your book isn't selling? What changes can you make to make your book start selling? International bestselling author, Stuart Thaman, who works with traditional publishing companies to revive dead books that aren't selling, joins the Am Writing Fantasy podcast to share his insights. In this episode the how-to guide book, "How ...…
 
Autumn have been feeling quite overwhelmed and stressed out lately. Unfortunately, she is far from alone in dealing with these feelings, yet its a topic that each writer often deals with in isolation. It's our hope, that by putting it out in the open - with this episode 42 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast - that others will feel more empowered ...…
 
Have you noticed those free ISBNs that come with distributors or with Amazon's paperbacks? Is there a catch to using them and you should run like a maverick demon on a rampage to purchase "safe" ISBNs directly ... or are they really OK to use and might be saving you up to $125 a book?! Join Jesper and Autumn as they lay out what an ISBN is and ...…
 
The character arc represents the change the character will undergo as the story progress. Stories are all about growth. If the character doesn’t change then there is no story. But how do you create a character arc and what different kinds are there? Join Autumn and Jesper as they share how to create an authentic and believable character arc. An ...…
 
There are so many ways to market your book from paid advertising to join promos and newsletter swaps. But does joining a free group promo really help you with sales or new readers? Join Autumn and Jesper as they discuss the pros, cons, and possibilities out there with group promos in Episode 39 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast. Check out some ...…
 
Discoverability is a true challenge for authors in today's publishing landscape. The Internet is a crowded place and it’s getting increasingly difficult for authors to get their work seen. Jim Kukral is an Internet Marketing veteran who has helped companies like Fedex and Ernst & Young to understand how to use the Internet to grow their busines ...…
 
You've got the story, but what do you title it? Is choosing a title for your novel pivotal? Are there any steps to pick the right title? Autumn and Jesper hash out why choosing a title is actually very important and how to go about doing it in episode 37 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast. Check out the links we mention in the podcast: https://w ...…
 
Not everyone will like your book, but they aren't supposed to either. You aim is to find the reader who likes the kind of fiction you write. What happens when you do come across someone who doesn't appreciate your work and leave a bad review on Amazon? How do you tackle it? Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FA ...…
 
If you spend any time on the Internet, you'll find advise stating that writers should write every day. Is that true? What happens when things get in the way? Are you then a failure? In episode 35 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper shares their thoughts on a topic that troubles many. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday ...…
 
Sometimes you just have to face the facts and accept reality for what it is. Even when it hurts. We've decided to make a major change to the Am Writing Fantasy YouTube channel and Podcast. The reasons and what this change encompasses are shared in this announcement. Thank you so much for watching over the past three years. We sincerely hope tha ...…
 
You're not the first author struggling with a lack of confidence in your writing or imposter syndrome. Author self doubt is a very common theme. The good news is that we have a solution for you. Check it out here: https://ultimatefantasywritersguide.com/main New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: http://bit.ly/1WIwI ...…
 
Now that KDP Rocket changed it's name to Publisher Rocket, we brought its founder and creator, Dave Chesson, on to Am Writing Fantasy. We discuss the recent change to Publisher Rocket, but more importantly, how authors can get the most out of Publisher Rocket. The conversation covers everything from how to rank on Amazon, insights on the Amazon ...…
 
The general advise is that it's better to write in series instead of standalone novels if we want to earn a full-time income. What does a six figure author has to say on that topic? Lindsay Buroker, a highly successful fantasy authors, join Am Writing Fantasy to share advice on how to earn a living as an author. You can find out more about Lind ...…
 
First, don't forget that we are celebrating our 1 year anniversary on Patreon with some special rewards if you join us before July 31, 2019. Wahoo!! Check them out at https://www.patreon.com/AmWritingFantasy! Do you love tightly plotted novels where little clues become huge problems in the next book? I do! But how do you plot them as an author ...…
 
Should you create an audiobook version of your novel? Are audiobooks worth it? If you do go ahead and get an audiobook created, despite the production costs involved, how do you then market the audiobook? And what about how to publish and distribute it? All your questions will be answered in this episode. The resources we mentioned were: ACX (A ...…
 
Is it really worth it attending author conventions and events? And if it is, how can you ensure to get results from it? What is you would like to organize your own convention or event? What do you need to consider and are there financial risks to take into account? Zach Bohannon & J. Thorn from The Career Author podcast (http://thecareerauthor. ...…
 
It isn't easy to sell books. That's especially true outside of the Amazon eco-system. I sat down with the former Kobo Director Mark Leslie Lefebvre to pick his brain on how we authors can sell more books on Kobo. There's some really strong book marketing tips and tricks being shared. And, here's a link to Mark's podcast: https://starkreflection ...…
 
MailChimp's recent pivot from an email marketing provider to a full-service marketing platform left many authors in the dust. Including us! We jumped ship and we have some key tips to help you move on... and preferably move up to something that will make organizing your email list and newsletter life in ways you never dreamed were possible. Che ...…
 
Don't you hate it when you have a fabulous idea, the writing flows well, and then when you hit edits you release your favorite bit has NOTHING to do with the novel plot? Keep your writing on track so you don't waste writing time OR inspiration with this very quick outlining method, which is nearly painless, even for pantsers! And don't forget t ...…
 
Do you know the feeling of reading a book which really does have an engaging plot, yet each chapter just feels a bit... boring? We share our 5 steps which every chapter should contain. Learn how to write your chapters in such a fashion that they keep the stakes high and the tension going. These 5 steps will get rid of boring chapters once and f ...…
 
The pricing of eBooks is an ongoing conversation among authors that might never reach a conclusion. Some say that a low price devaluate the books, whereas others swear that a eBooks should be cheap because of the online distribution mechanism. I had a talk with Joseph Malik, who didn't just succeed in making his first novel, Dragon's Trail, a K ...…
 
When you first starting out as an author it can be incredibly difficult to market yourself and build an audience.You don’t have a large list of books to promote. You only have one. On top of that, you have no experience and probably no idea on where to begin. So, what can a new author do to build an audience? Learn the one thing that is more im ...…
 
From social media shares to ads, authors need a LOT of marketing images. But how do you create them, especially if you aren't a graphic designer or have a tight budget? Autumn checks out a new tool that might be the perfect solution for your marketing image dilemma. From a free option to a no fuss templates, is BookBrush all it looks to be on t ...…
 
What if there was a new way in which you could test our your story ideas before committing the time to write a full novel, or even trilogy, only to find out that readers aren't interested? We've run some experiments over the past month and are here to discuss if this way of testing story ideas is a viable option for authors? New episodes EVERY ...…
 
You’ve gone through all the trouble of creating an amazing character for your fantasy novel, only now you have to introduce him or her to the reader. Your fingers hover over the keyboard. You feel paralyzed. How do you best introduce the character? Here's you'll get my best advice on how easily you can make character introductions interesting. ...…
 
Don’t you hate when opening a novel and you’re presented with a ten-page prologue which dumps a whole slew of ancient history on you? The question is though, what should a prologue contain to make it a good one? And how about the epilogue? New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC PATREON!Many bon ...…
 
Have you had comments that your story is slow or characters are flat? What you might be missing isn't more plot or character development. What you might need to work on are hurdles and lulls! Join Autumn as she dives into hurdles and lulls and how they can help build tension, develop characters, give you a chance to show off your world, and mor ...…
 
Chet is a line editor. He gives us a solid crash course on line editing and shares practical examples of common author mistakes. Writing is a craft that no one ever masters fully and it's always helpful to get inputs on how to improve. Chet delivers lots of tips and tricks. Whether you're an experienced writer and a newbie, there's lessons for ...…
 
As authors we're 100% depended on our data, yet many treat it as not important. A writers worst nightmare comes through the day your computer crashes and everything is lost for ever. We don't want that to happen to you, so we took it upon ourselves to lay out 4 simple steps that will secure you data for good. The different tools mentioned in th ...…
 
Internationally bestselling author Angela Ford began publishing in 2015 and grew her platform quickly. Discover how she managed to rocket up the indie book list and the essential things you need to build your author platform. Plus, we may have a bit of fun on the way! Check out Angela Ford's writing at https://angelajford.com/ and her amazing w ...…
 
Should you use Facebook ads to sell more books or are you just going to waste your time and money? Bill and I discuss this very topic while we also give some good tips and tricks on things like ad images, audience selection and split testing. Lots of good stuff that should be helpful for all authors who has either never run any Facebook ads or ...…
 
Are you ending your writing session the best way so that you can pick up writing again faster? We've put together a few tips to help you continue your writing flow no matter what life throws at you between sessions. New videos EVERY single Monday. Make sure to subscribe: http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC PATREON!Many bonus perks for those who become a patr ...…
 
It can be extremely time consuming to research Amazon keywords for your Amazon ads. What if there was a piece of software that could make your life a million times easier? That little life-saver is called, KDP Rocket. Of course the next question to ask becomes: Is it worth my money? Today, you'll get the answer to that question together with in ...…
 
Short stories are an asset in today's ebook market. They can be used to attract readers, as giveaways, introductions to characters, and so many other things. But first you have to know how to write one - a really good one! Short story writing is an art entirely different from writing a novel. Get five key tips on how to write a short story and ...…
 
How do you handle organizing your mailing list and newsletters to reach out to readers? Join Evan Gow, writer and creator of Story Origins, and Autumn as they discuss tools on how to efficiently manage a mailing list. Check out StoryOrigin at https://storyoriginapp.com/! New videos EVERY single Monday. Make sure to subscribe: http://bit.ly/1WIw ...…
 
A few weeks back we discussed how to set up an email list. Once that is sorted, you obviously need email subscribers. But, how do you get your first 1,000 email subscribers? What tips and tricks can you employ to get quality subscribers rather than a bunch of random people. We're here discussing email list growth strategies by sharing from our ...…
 
Amazon Ads used to be called Amazon Marketing Services, or AMS, but it has since rebranded and are now known as Amazon Ads. I explain what Amazon Ads are, clarify which types of ads are available on Amazon when you're marketing your books and also some recommendations along the way. New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go ...…
 
In this video we discuss why an email list is important for your authors business. Why also talk about which email service providers are available for you, the pros and cons of each, and how you should get started. The different email service providers covered are: MailChimp: https://mailchimp.com/ ConvertKit: https://convertkit.com/ MailerLite ...…
 
Why is it that we only ever hear about author earnings in the cases where somebody earns a gazillion dollars? The thing is that it's impossible to replicate these people's success because they often don't even know how they made it to earn a living from their writing. I'm therefore going to share the similarities that I see between those who ha ...…
 
Don't you hate it when story ideas fizzle leaving you lost in a half finished manuscript? No more! Learn to develop an idea to double check it will lead you somewhere while creating a framework to help guide you through the novel - all in under half an hour. Heck, the video isn't even that long! Be sure to check out the FREE Ultimate Fantasy Wr ...…
 
Do you find it difficult and frustrating to find the time to write a book? This is one of the complaints we hear most often and here's our response. While for a lot of people there always seem to be something else taking up the intended writing time, and some have even given up entirely, we still have some advice on how can make the time to wri ...…
 
Book marketing can be so incredibly frustrating. It's difficult and many authors sees little to no results despite all the efforts.The market is shifting and there's no way around the fact that you HAVE to use paid ads in 2019 if you want any visibility. In this episode, I explain why and what you should pay attention to when your running paid ...…
 
You’ve written your book and the hard work is done, right? Nope! As an author, you’re not just looking to write a book, but you’re hoping to sell that book, too. Our guest today talks about what she did for her launch and how it set her on the path to great book sales, as well as opportunities. Amy Lyle is an author, comedienne, actor and scree ...…
 
Welcome to the brand new, AmWritingFantasy, podcast. We share tips and tricks for authors on writing, publishing and marketing. With this episode 1, we're just popping in to introduce ourselves and to let you know what you can expect from this podcast. New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC PAT ...…
 
Back in Episode 61, we talked about what it’s like to work with publishers and the differences between legitimate, illegitimate, and vanity presses. But in today’s episode, we talk with an author who has gone the traditional publishing route and self-published. She has also set up her own publishing company. Anna David became well-known as a fr ...…
 
Book writing software. There are a lot of options. In today’s episode, we’ll talk about three of the most common ones: Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Scrivener. Microsoft Word is familiar to many and may already be on your computer. Google Docs is free and cloud-based, meaning you can access it from anywhere. Scrivener has the most bells and ...…
 
As an author and consultant who has worked with a number of book publishers, it’s important for us authors to understand how publishing companies work, what they look for in books, and what authors need to consider before signing anything. The biggest thing to consider is these companies are looking for books that will sell. There are four main ...…
 
Facebook can seem like an intimidating place to put yourself out there as an author if you’re not used to it. You may wonder how to navigate between using it for personal reasons versus using it as a marketing arm of your books. But it can be a powerful tool and, used correctly, can help your readers connect with you more. Audrey Hughey helps h ...…
 
When you first start out as a writer, you may be looking to supplement your income. One great way of doing this is to become a ghostwriter. A ghostwriter is an author who is paid to write a book for someone else. It may not seem like it carries the same weight as authoring your own book and seeing your name on the cover, but there are a lot of ...…
 
Writing a book is hard. Sometimes when we find our books aren’t selling well, we may have to make the choice between reviving it or letting it go. In this Reviving a Dead Book case study, we look at an author who decided not to revive his first book, but instead tried reviving his second. Then, he was able to look at both to see the difference ...…
 
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