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Episode 75 - Walmart, Tracking, and Judgey
 


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Jim and Bryan brought the thunder in their landmark 75th episode! After the two talkers gave props to their latest Patreon supporters (Mark E. Cooper's Merkiaari Wars Box Set, C. Steven Manley's Awakened, Kate Curran's She's Out of His League, and Honoree Corder's Prosperity for Writers), Bryan introduced his $1,000 Copywriting for Authors Giveaway. Enter and get his book description cheat sheet at http://authorcopy.com


This week's tips included solutions for top writer excuses, how to create an indie collective, and why you should track your marketing efforts. News stories focused on the Wall Street Journal's piece on ebook pricing, Facebook marketing, Kindle Scout, judging books by their covers, more zombie publishing memes, and Jamie McGuire's Walmart shelf placement. This week's Question of the Week: Do you buy books at Walmart? How hard would you work to get your books on the shelves there?



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What You'll Learn:


  • How to enter Bryan's $1,000 copywriting giveaway

  • Answers to the top excuses writers like to make

  • How to create an indie author collective

  • Why you should track your marketing efforts

  • How trad pub shot itself in the foot with pricing

  • Why Michael Alvear is wrong about Facebook

  • How one author succeeded with Kindle Scout

  • Why the Judgey guys should go further

  • What Konrath and Eisler think about the "devaluing" meme

  • Why Jamie McGuire's Walmart placement matters


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Question of the Week:

Do you buy books at Walmart? How hard would you work to get your books on the shelves there?