In this show I give you a behind the scenes glimpse of how I put to together the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast and the equipment I use to make the show.
In this episode I talk to WordPress security expert Chris Varnom about how to make sure your website is secure. Invariably I see on a monthly (and sometimes weekly) basis reports of author websites being hacked, so I thought this was an important topic to cover on the show.
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.
I’d heard about Dave Chesson and Kindlepreneur quite some time ago, but have always been slightly put off by companies with Kindle in the title, as they have tended to be get-rich-quick schemes. However I heard an interview Dave Chesson gave on the EOFire podcast, and with a recommendation from another friend, decided to have Dave on the show. It turns out Dave knows a lot about SEO, and Amazon SEO in particular!
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.
In my first solo show for a while I use the information I learnt from my interview with Emmanuel Nataf about how much self-publishing costs to create a spreadsheet to work out exactly how many eBooks you’ll need to sell to cover these costs, get these costs plus a minimum wage and to a comfortable “average” income from an individual book.