How can you use video to attract readers to your books — and create multiple streams of income? Meg La Torre gives some tips for video marketing.
In the intro, ACX emails the community apologizing for an incredibly slow production process; but doesn't address the serious issue of returns [Susan May Writer]; ALLi revokes ACX as a recommended self-publishing service; Level up your author business [ALLi]; and Tree of Life, ARKANE 11, is in the final stages of production. Out 9 Dec 2020.
This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
Meg LaTorre is a bestselling science fiction and fantasy author, YouTuber at iWriterly, speaker, and a blogger. She previously worked at a literary agency and has a background in magazine publishing, medical and technical writing, and journalism. Her latest book is The Cyborg Tinkerer.
You can listen above or on your favorite podcast app or read the notes and links below. Here are the highlights and the full transcript below.
- Thoughts on publishing options and what authors get wrong when pitching agents
- The difference between AuthorTubers and BookTubers
- What works, and doesn’t work, when selling books on YouTube
- What kind of personality suits video marketing
- Tips for YouTube video titles and graphics
- Why consistency matters for feeding the YouTube algorithms
- How YouTube can add to an author’s multiple streams of income