Many first-time authors become overwhelmed with all of the steps involved in the self publishing process and focus solely on Amazon to distribute their books, overlooking all of the other possible platforms. Kevin Tumlinson, bestselling author and Director of Marketing at Draft2Digital, joins us for Episode 40 of the Happy Self Publishing Show to explain how authors can distribute their audiobooks and e-books on alternative platforms, aside from Amazon. Having written over 40 books, Kevin explains how using a publishing aggregator such as Draft2Digital allows authors to upload and distribute their books on outlets worldwide, reaching a larger audience in the process.
How did a first-time self published author manage to get press coverage from the likes of Fox, CBS and NBC? Alan McComas, author of the bestselling book Laidback Lifestyle, joins us to highlight how he effectively used the power of media press releases to promote his book – while also acting as VP of an engineering company, dabbling in real estate as a side business and playing lots of golf! While he didn’t expect his book to receive as much coverage as it did, he shares his insights on how to work the press to get them interested in your content.
As the author of multiple bestselling books including Author Startup and High Performance Paperback, Ray Brehm has positioned himself as an expert who helps entrepreneurs become authors. Having spent over three months in the editing phase of his first book, he is no stranger to procrastination and how authors can become their own bottleneck. He joins us for Episode 38 of the Happy Self Publishing show to explain how the concept of rapid writing can help authors complete their books faster and overcome roadblocks in the self publishing process.
Having been recognized as a networking expert by Inc and Lifehacker, Robbie Samuels recently dropped by our podcast to discuss how authors can leverage the potential of LinkedIn to market their books. As the author of the recently launched Croissants Vs. Bagels, Robbie is an advocate of avoiding wasting time on networking and spending it building valuable relationships instead. He joins us to explain how he successfully used LinkedIn to promote his book before its launch and engage his network of contacts effectively on the platform.