In this interview we talk to Harper Bliss & Caroline Manchoulas, successful Lesbian Romance authors about Lesbian fiction and it’s differences to normal fiction.
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 again to Alex Newton from the firm K-Lytics about the trends he has recently seen in the Amazon eBook market. His company K-Lytics scans the Amazon charts and looks for the number of books, their prices and how they rank relatively. In this way he can work out what areas are the easiest to chart in and which are the areas with the most potential sales and least competition.
An often talked about option for marketing books (especially fiction books) is eBook discovery services like Bookbub, where readers sign up to regular e-mails of discounted books and authors pay to have their books listed. But how good value are these services? What do you need to get listed with one? Which are the best for which genres? I talk today to Alli’s watchdog John Doppler who has done a comparison of these services about what he found out.
In this episode I tell you about my recent (very soft launch) of Magpies and Magic 2 : The Great Escape and the fact that not for the first time I’ve done so many things wrong.
In this show I talk about something that I have been wondering about lately. How do you revive sales in a book that doesn’t sell? I’ve recently finished the second book in my Magpies and Magic fantasy series. The issue I have before I get into the process of releasing the new book is what to do about the first book in the series, that just doesn’t sell.