This week I talk to Dan Wood from Draft2Digital, probably the second best known eBook aggregator after Smashwords. I talk to him about their current offerings and some interesting changes they are making in terms of new efforts to help authors with their marketing.
This episode was much more opportunistic than most. I saw on Adam Croft’s facebook profile that he was number 1 on Amazon in both the UK and US eBook stores, so I thought it would be interesting to interview an author at the “peak of their powers” to find out how he got to number 1 on Amazon. It’s an interesting journey from being a self-published author to being picked up by an Amazon imprint to getting to number 1 in the whole Amazon US store.
In this episode I talk to Justin Renard of Pronoun about why you should consider using Pronoun as your eBook aggregator, especially in the U.S. Pronoun have been in the news as they are very competitive compared to the other eBook aggregators, especially in the US and Canadian markets for Amazon. They actually pay better rates for some books on Amazon than going direct via KDP direct.
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Streetlib is an eBook aggregator, publishing services and POD company that’s been relatively unknown (being an Italian company) in the US and UK but offers interesting services and is expanding into the US. I interview Giacomo D’Angelo CEO of Streetlib USA to find out more.
Steve Dotto is a TV presenter turned YouTube businessman, and he reveals the secrets of his success in using YouTube in this interview.
An eBook aggregator service takes your eBook and submits it to multiple eBook stores, such as Apple, Nook and Kobo. The reason why these services are useful is it means you don’t have to manage several different system dashboards and in some cases it allows you to get into stores where there isn’t even a direct route for self-publishers into that store (for example Google Play).
I must admit that I thought Smashwords and Draft2Digital were the only major eBook aggregator companies, but after joining the International Indie Authors Facebook group, I heard about a whole host of new and international companies, primarily PublishDrive, Streetlib and Pronoun. I’ve decided to try and get representatives from these companies on to the show to learn a bit more about them. This week I talk to Kinga Jentetics from PublishDrive.
It’s a new year and it’s time to get that hit book published. I know a lot of people have “publish a book” as a New Year’s goal. So I thought I would do a quick summary of the advice I would give someone who has this resolution, from my own humble experience.
In this show I talk to Alisa Meredith, who is an expert and speaker on Pinterest and is, to my mind, the world authority on Pinterest’s advertising platform, Promoted Pins.
In this show I discuss how I have started using a new technique using tailored audiences to allow me to start making successful use of Twitter Adverts.