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Episode 99 - Keywords, Expert Reviews, and Writing to Market (Featuring Chris Fox)
Question of the Week:

Which opinion do you trust more when you buy books: experts or friends/Amazon strangers and why?


Chris Fox, the author of Write to Market, visited the show this week for our latest lab segment. Jim and Bryan thanked their patron Kathy Coakley and her book Dad's Girls (http://www.kathycoatney.com/dads-girls/) before launching into their final double-digit show (#99!). The trio of tips included pointers on burnout, book file sizes, and social media image sizes. The top five news focused on the Amazon recommendation algorithm, Facebook ads, expert reviews, keywords, and Scribd's latest scale back. This week's Question of the Week: Which opinion do you trust more when you buy books: experts or friends/Amazon strangers and why?


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What You'll Learn:


  • Why Chris Fox is writing a novel in 21 days

  • How he chose the genre for his challenge

  • How to stave off burnout

  • Why file size matters for your bottom line

  • Which image sizes to use on social media

  • Why Jim and Bryan like Amazon's "inhuman, narrow" recommendation engine

  • How long Adam Croft waits until he gives up on a Facebook ad

  • Why reviews from experts no longer matter

  • How the Amazon search engine actually works

  • What Scribd's latest service cutback means for the industry

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Question of the Week:

Which opinion do you trust more when you buy books: experts or friends/Amazon strangers and why?