Episode 80 - Translations, More VAT, and the Ebook Market
 
Question of the Week:

Which non-Amazon ebook retailer would you like to see at #2 in the market and why?


This week, Bryan and Jim tackled another wild week in publishing, including stories on the VATmess expanding, the Author Earnings ebook market report, and the Amazon Crossing announcement. First, Bryan talked about the successes and failures of his insane last week activities, such as an attempt to hit the NY Times list with a BookBub and his March to a Bestseller 3 event. You can opt-in to get his free training course for authors at http://sellingforauthors.com


Our Featured Patron of the week was Thomas Umstattd of the Novel Marketing Podcast (http://www.novelmarketing.com). Jim and Bryan also covered tips on free book promotions, pre-orders, and writer's block. This week's Question of the Week: Which non-Amazon ebook retailer would you like to see at #2 in the market and why?


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What You'll Learn:


  • How many books Bryan sold off his BookBub

  • Whether or not KDP free promotions still work

  • How to boost your pre-order

  • Why writer's block may not actually exist

  • How Audible is using VR to promote a big release

  • Why Jim is tired of talking about trad pub

  • What 13 countries are doing to collect more taxes

  • The numbers behind the ebook industry

  • How Amazon's announcement could've been a bigger deal

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Question of the Week:

Which non-Amazon ebook retailer would you like to see at #2 in the market and why?

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