In this show I talk to social media tools expert and regular Facebook Live broadcaster, Ian Anderson Gray. As well as being a tremendously nice guy he’s also a talented singer and musician. I talk with him about Facebook Live.
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.
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 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.
It’s been a while since I had a look at the Reedsy Book Editor (in my episode on 17th February) and I’d thought I’d re-examine it and update you on the progress on the product. I did slightly rush to review it when it came out so I think it is only fair that I do a brief show every now and then to see how they are progressing with it.
In this episode I talk about a repeat of an experiment I performed when I started self-publishing, that is building up a Twitter following relatively quickly. In under 6 months I’ve built up my following on the Begin Self-Publishing Twitter account (beginsppodcast) to over a 1000 followers, taking about 10 minutes a day on a normal day doing this. I am still building up followers on my main Stoneham Press account as well, which has now over 4500 followers in just under 2 years. I soon worked out that you can do this with relatively small amounts of work if you use the right tools.