There is never enough time for everything we want to do as writers, let alone in the rest of our lives. In today's show, I talk to Nick Stephenson about prioritization and automation of author marketing, so we have more time to write … and to live.
In the introduction, I talk about some exciting developments in audio. ACX.com opens up to authors in Canada and Ireland; Audible announces a $5 million fund to commission new works from emerging playwrights that will be turned into audiobooks; and indie author Brian D Anderson gets a six-figure audiobook deal with Audible, as reported by Fuse Literary.
In personal news, How to Market a Book Third Edition (available on pre-order) is with my non-fiction editor and will go to the audio recording studio end of next week.
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.
Nick Stephenson is a bestselling thriller author with the Leopold Blake series. He's also the creator of the “Your First 10,000 Readers” video course, helping authors also make their book marketing, and will soon be expanding into software and many other exciting things.
>>> Join Nick and me for a FREE webinar on How to Automate your Author Marketing and Find your First 10,000 Readers. Wed 14 June at 3pm US Eastern, 8pm UK. Click here to find out more and sign up for your free place. If you register, you'll be able to get the replay. <<<
- Designing our businesses to suit our personalities
- How to say no to opportunities that aren't a good fit
- Working with a team and automating parts of your business
- Nick's three-step process for marketing your books
- Whether going exclusive with KDP Select affects this process
You can find Nick at YourFirst10kReaders.com and on Twitter @Nick_Stephenson