November Member Teleseminar

November 20, 2015

11 am PST   12 pm  MST  1 pm  CST   2 pm EST

If you’re not traditionally published you’ve probably published with a service like IngramSpark, Amazon, BookBaby, Smashwords and the like. But don’t stop there! You can also publish on various non-exclusive, innovative, alternative platforms that are free for you to use and experiment with. These services not only allow you to publish and sell your book, but they give you the email addresses of your audience so that you can communicate with them directly. Profits from sales are much higher because they’re direct, and sliding-scale or pay-what-you-want pricing encourage generosity. Learn how to reach, identify, expand, and sell to your audience using these tools and services:

Carla KingHow to make money with your book-in-progress by writing or blogging using LeanPub, a hybrid pre-order/crowdfunding platform. How use Gumroad, a platform built for writers, artists, and software developers to sell digital and physical copies of your books, music, software, or audio-recordings, plus products like t-shirts, pens, and notebooks. How to use analytical tools like Bitly and Google Analytics to figure out what your audience reads, and doesn’t read, so you can keep them engaged and spreading the word about you and your books on social media platforms.

Carla King is an adventure travel journalist and memoirist who has been self-publishing since 1995. In 2010 she founded the Self-Pub Boot Camp educational program of books and workshops. Last month, by popular demand, she launched Author Friendly to serve authors who don’t want to do it all themselves to assist with planning, formatting, distribution, websites, social media, and other geeky aspects of publishing.