Video can be a great way to stand out in a crowded book market. In today's show, Michael La Ronn explains how to use YouTube effectively.
I've been posting YouTube videos since 2009, but I learned a lot from this interview and am switching up my channel in the coming month. You can check out the videos at YouTube.com/thecreativepenn
In the intro, I talk about my experience and some lessons learned from the Smarter Artist Summit in Austin, Texas. I mention Society6.com for merchandise, the Sell More Books Show episode where I heckled Jim Kukral, The One Thing book by Gary Keller, the Indie Author Fringe live online summit this week (amazing lineup!), and an update on Destroyer of Worlds (available for pre-order)
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.
- Why YouTube is important for entrepreneurs, including the information one can glean about viewers.
- YouTube as a social media platform.
- Tips on making the most of a YouTube channel, including plug-ins.
- How and why fiction authors can use YouTube.
- Why authenticity matters in video.
- Tips on creating better quality videos, including tips on background, on-camera clothes and makeup.
- Suggestions for tools and apps to help you make good videos.
- On book trailers and video Facebook ads.
- The purpose behind video for both fiction and non-fiction authors.
- The optimum length for videos and effective calls to action.
- Structuring videos and why video is a very different format than audio.
- On monetizing YouTube videos; what works and what doesn't.