Brain Burps About Books: How to Create Your Author Platform, Adult and Children's Book Publishing, Book Marketing Podcast (eBooks)

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #235

Turn Your Kindle Fails Into a Kindle Sale

An interview with Kindle Expert Dave Chesson

Announcements
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This week's guest is Dave Chesson!

This week's guest is Dave Chesson. Dave's a best selling author and lead editor at kindlepreneur.com. He focuses on advanced online marketing tactics for authors and self publishers. While in the Navy, Dave spent his nights working on his other business: book marketing and online marketing.  He started by creating niche websites, and earning advertisement and affiliate commissions.  After spending years practicing and learning Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as more of an obsession than a hobby, he quickly expanded his website arsenal to 27 different sites, all of which are used for different online purposes and endeavors. But it wasn’t until Dave discovered self-publishing on Amazon that he kicked it into the next gear. Between his SEO knowledge & website development experience with Kindle Direct Publishing, Dave will help you turn your Kindle fails into Kindle sales!

Dave and I talk about

  • Why authors hate “keywords."
  • How SEO can work for you.
  • Thinking of Google as the only search engine. (HINT: Don't!)
  • How to find your best keywords.
  • When should you do your keyword research.
  • Dave's in-depth article on finding keywords. Read it HERE.
  • Our one month experiment with How To Promote Your Children's Book.
  • How to dovetail your current ebooks into sales of future books.
  • His awesome widget, below. You can embed it on your own site by doing a search for "Kindle" in plugins in your Wordpress site.
  • Find Dave at http://Kindlepreneur.com.
  • See Dave Keynote at the Traffic Generation All Stars Virtual Summit!
Direct download: Turn_Your_Kindle_Fails_Into_Kindle_Sales.mp3
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 5:00 PM

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #229

Writers, Do You Have a Financial Mentor?

An Interview with Todd Tresidder

Announcements
  • Find out the First Five Ways to Build Your Author Platform and be the first to get notified when the How to Create Your Author Platform course opens again. CLICK HERE to get started.
  • Join the fun in the Brain Burps About Book Podcast Group: www.katiedavis.com/podcastgroup. I'll be offering extras, and sharing resources to help you grow and learn best practices.
  • Why should you as a writer learn about video? Not only to market your books, but because reciprocity rocks: to help with charities near and dear to your heart. I was able to help my local Neighbor to Neighbor charity with this video, below.
Appearances
This Week's Guest is Todd Tresidder!

This week’s guest is Todd Tresidder. Todd Tresidder is a financial coach at FinancialMentor.com. His unconventional take on worn financial topics has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Smart Money magazine, Yahoo Finance, and more. He’s authored 5 financial education books including How Much Money Do I Need To Retire?, Variable Annuity Pros and Cons, and the 4% Rule and Safe Withdrawal Rates In Retirement.

Todd and I talk about
  • Why every writer needs a platform - whether you are self-published or traditionally published.
  • How books build relationships and relationships build businesses.
  • Why you have to market your books.
  • How writing the book is only a third of your job as an author.
  • Building equity.
  • How to compound your equity as a writer.
  • Your books being your art.
  • Expected Value Bets.
  • How investing isn’t gambling.
  • Roderick Russell, the Renaissance Man behind RemarkablyHuman.com.
  • EventualMillionaire.com.
  • How Todd and Pat Flynn help each other out.
Direct download: Writers_Do_You_Have_a_Financial_Mentor.mp3
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 7:00 AM

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #199

 Click to tweet about this money-making episode here!

Announcements

  • Are you ready to take your writing career to the next level but don't know where to start? Come learn the basics of using video and tech, social media, how to start an email list (and why you need one), marketing your book and yourself and how all this combines to build a platform in the new Crank It Up group starting Oct 30. Click here.
  • I’m grateful to Tim McCanna for his wonderful Halloween jingle!
  • Julie Hedlund returns this week with a gratitude segment.

This week’s guest is Steve Scott, independent writer and publisher who has earned $60,000 in a month with his Kindle books. Listen in and learn how he did it!

In the interview you’ll hear Steve’s top advice about:

  • Marketing tools that Amazon supplies.
  • Should you give away your book and if so, when?
  • Drilling down into topics and breaking them down for your books.
  • How to find the perfect illustrator.
  • How many words is selling for what amount now and what’s working for him.
Direct download: IndieAuthor_Steve_Scotts_Giant_Success_Advice.mp3
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Direct download: Starwalk_Kids_Media_Apps_and_eBooks_eBooks_for_children.mp3
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Direct download: 134_Little_Bahalia.mp3
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 10:00 AM

To Review the Show on iTunes: 

1. Open the show's page in iTunes store here.

2. Click on VIEW IN iTUNES button under the logo (cow).

3. You will see the list of episodes. Scroll past them to "Customer Reviews" and "Write a Review" is right under that.

Thank you!

Please call in your feedback or questions to

the voicemail hotline by clicking the yellow tab on the side of my site at http://www.katiedavis.com


Direct download: How_to_Submit_Apps_and_eBooks.mp3
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 7:00 AM

In this episode you'll hear about Facebook applications, a critique, and William Joyce, but more specifically you'll hear...

Direct download: 104_SierraTierra_FB.mp3
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 7:00 AM

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Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com

Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

What you'll hear: a review by Travis Jonker (100 Scope Notes ) of Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever! by Stephen McCranie / a Take5 Marketing Tip from Dianne de Las Casas: Reading Posters / the designer Christopher Steininger, who did the cover of Dust / what gets a customer to click on an e-book / Derek Mah, who did Art's site and a whole bunch of his book covers / John Locke's How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months! / what kind of pricing sells a book Pixel of Ink (free and bargain Kindle books) / step-by-step details on how he creates his e-books / Smashwords / the change in relationship between readers and authors whether our Facebook ads are working or not / my podcast's attempt at global domination / Canadian niceness emerges when Art apologizes / Project Wonderful's wonderful way to focus ads / Twitter book launches v. in-store launches

Direct download: 52_ArtSlade.mp3
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 7:00 AM

Episode #36

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Direct download: 36_Neumyer.mp3
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 10:00 AM