How to Sell More Books as a Indie Publishing Author: Tips for Your Genre and How to Dominate Amazon

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Defining your genre poses a challenging and painful task for many writers, and I am no exception. The choice of genre not only helps potential readers find the types of books they are most interested in reading, but it also now plays a critical role in the sales and marketing process on Amazon. Over the last month, in anticipation of launching my debut novel, Providents Awakening, I’ve researched this question to death, and I learned some interesting things, and had a personal epiphany. Here’s what I learned…

Video: Duncan Whitehead Discusses His Book, The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club, Indie Publishing, Marketing, and How to Attract Investors to Help Launch Your Book

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In this episode, I chat with novelist, Duncan Whitehead, author of The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club. We discuss having the courage to publish, the insane concept of getting investors for your book just like you would a new business, marketing your book on social media, radio, print, and blog tours. And he talks about the importance of building and leveraging your own platform. WARNING: Beware the NC-17 outtakes near the beginning, especially if you’re watching this near your kids or co-workers.

Hugh Howey Interview – Part 1: New York Times Bestselling Author Gives His Best “Super Secret” Indie Publishing Tips

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In this episode I chat with New York Times bestselling author and self-publishing rockstar, Hugh Howey. We discuss his evolution as a writer, his humble beginnings in the world of self-publishing, and his subsequent rocket blast into the stratosphere of bestsellerdom, powered by the unlikely success of the near-orphaned short story which became Wool. But the thing you’ll love most, I suspect, is the fabulous advice he gives for being über-successful as an self-published author.

Gary Vaynerchuk Interview – Part 3: Was Signing a 10 Book Deal with Harper Collins My Worst Business Decision Ever?

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Enjoy this fantastic interview as we continue our chat with Gary Vaynerchuk, star of WineLibraryTV, author of three books, social media all-star, CEO of VaynerMedia, and future owner of the New York Jets. In this first of three parts, Gary dives deep discussing the importance of moving fast at the beginning of cultural shifts like we’re seeing in the publishing industry today. And he talks about the importance of building and leveraging your own platform.

Gary Vaynerchuk Interview – Part 2: The Importance of Storytelling and My Strategy for Buying the New York Jets

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This continues my interview with Gary Vaynerchuk, star of WineLibraryTV, author of three books, social media all-star, CEO of VaynerMedia, and future owners of the New York Jets. In this first of three parts, Gary dives deep discussing the importance of moving fast at the beginning of cultural shifts like we’re seeing in the publishing industry today. And he talks about the importance of building and leveraging your own platform.

Gary Vaynerchuk Interview – Part 1: Success, Business, Cultural Shifts, Social Media, Books, Storytelling, and Opportunities for Authors in the Brave New World of Indie Publishing

Gary Vaynerchuk Part 1

In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Gary Vaynerchuk, star of WineLibraryTV, author of three books, social media all-star, CEO of VaynerMedia, and future owners of the New York Jets. In this first of three parts, Gary dives deep discussing the importance of moving fast at the beginning of cultural shifts like we’re seeing in the publishing industry today. And he talks about the importance of building and leveraging your own platform.

Guy Kawasaki, Co-Author of APE, and Friends, Hang Out Google-Style with Indie Publishing Phenom Hugh Howey, Author of WOOL

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I Just Can’t Get Enough of Hugh Howey’s Story! If you are an aspiring author, a lover of great fiction, or just get fired up by little-guy-works-hard-and-finally-makes-it-big-doing-it-his-own-way kinds of stories, then you have to love what’s happening in Hugh Howey’s life right now. I know I’ve been both inspired by it, and have learned things from his experience I know will help in my own career. But this video is a double win for us indie authors because Hugh gets interviewed by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch, the co-authors of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book.