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Episode 86 – Alan Moore, Marie Force, and the Discount Double-Cross
Question of the Week:

What's the deal with Amazon? Are they dropping the ball or are we just expecting too much and why?


With Bryan back from his walkabout, he and Jim discussed the latest in the self-publishing sphere. After giving a hat tip to their patron Jonathan Small and his book Ascent (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013TH3N7M), the death-defying duo covered tips on autoresponders, forging relationships, and what to ask a publicist. News stories included Amazon falling down on the job, the Authors Guild's fight against the "discount double-cross," Alan Moore's pro-self-publishing rant, Dean Wesley Smith's business advice, and the five-year anniversary of Marie Force's first self-published book. This week's Question of the Week: What's the deal with Amazon? Are they dropping the ball or are we just expecting too much and why?


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What You'll Learn:


  • An interesting tip and bringing new perspective to your email list

  • How nine months of planning can birth some effective marketing

  • What you should aspect prospective publicists

  • How Amazon has come up short for indies

  • Why the Authors Guild is asking for trad pub contract changes

  • What Alan Moore said that set the indie world ablaze

  • How to treat your author career like a business

  • The story of Marie Force and her eight-figure success

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Question of the Week:

What's the deal with Amazon? Are they dropping the ball or are we just expecting too much and why?