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Episode 135 - Early Adopters, Working Smarter, and Conquering Paperbacks (with Derek Siddoway)

Question of the Week: Which stage of technological adoption is self-publishing in and why? Innovation, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority, or Laggards?

Happy November! Jim and Bryan welcomed back Derek Siddoway of Book Review 22 for another Lab segment, but not before thanking their latest patrons Jennifer Evans (and her book Peaks of Passion http://bit.ly/pleaspnt ), Matthew Paulson (and his book The Ten-Year Turnaround http://www.amztk.com/tenyearturnaround ), and Randy Stapilus (and his book What Sells Books http://www.ridenbaughpress.com/whatsellsbooks/ ). This week, the candidate champs discussed tips on working smarter, diversifying income, and Amazon review rules. News stories included Nook Press changes, a recent scam, the dissolution of a big Author Solutions Relationship, a new freelance law, the likelihood of books disappearing, and being an early adopter. This week’s Question of the Week: Which stage of technological adoption is self-publishing in and why? Innovation, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority, or Laggards?

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Direct MP3 Download What You’ll Learn:

  • How authors can earn a living by working smarter, not harder
  • Why authors should try new things and diversify income
  • How new Amazon review rules will affect indie authors
  • What changes Nook Press has in store for its users
  • How and why scammers rose through the Kindle bestseller ranks
  • What move Barnes & Noble made with Author Solutions
  • How a new law will affect authors working with freelancers
  • Why the paperback book may not be so bad off after all
  • Why author technology has improved so much in the last few years

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Question of the Week: Which stage of technological adoption is self-publishing in and why? Innovation, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority, or Laggards?