By Mark Coker
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Learn to publish ebooks like a pro. Mark Coker guides you step-by-step from the very basics of ebook publishing to more advanced topics. Whether you’re considering publishing your first book, or you’re already a New York Times bestselling author, the Smart Author Podcast will help you reach more readers. You'll learn how to make your ebook more discoverable, more desirable and more enjoyable to readers. Over 80% of people dream of writing a book one day, yet most are completely unaware of the free self-publishing tools that can make their dream a reality today. And most published authors aren't reaching as many readers as they should because they're not taking full advantage of these amazing tools either. The Smart Author Podcast teaches you how to use these tools. The Wall Street Journal recognized Mark Coker as one of the industry’s leading movers and shakers in self-publishing. Over the past ten years, Mark has taught thousands of writers to publish ebooks with greater pride, professionalism and success. Mark is the founder and CEO of Smashwords, and the author of several books about ebook publishing. Access show notes and supplemental information for the Smart Author podcast at https://smashwords.com/podcast
||CleanPublishing in the Classroom (E16)||Publishing in the classroom. When high school students are given the chance to publish their writing as an ebook, it helps them gain a new appreciation for the written word. Mark Coker shares details of an innovative writing project in Los...||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Earn Free Press Coverage (E15, P6 of 6)||How to earn free press coverage to elevate your author brand and drive demand for your books. You'll also learn how to write a press release and how to promote your news to mainstream media. This is part six in Mark Coker's six-part serialization of...||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSocial Media Strategies for Authors (E14, P5 of 6)||Social media for authors. Learn how to get more from Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. This is part five in the Smart Author podcast’s six-part audio serialization of the 2018 edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide, a free ebook...||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Marketing Promotion (E13, P4 of 6)||25 Book Promotion Tips||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutopilot Book Marketing (E12, P3 of 6)||Learn how to make your book market itself||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Marketing Foundation (E11, P2 of 6)||Learn ebook marketing. Part 2 of 6. This episode explores author brand-building, knowledge-building, platform-building and distribution. 17 book marketing tips are presented, all of which help the author build a solid marketing...||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Marketing (E10, P1 of 6)||Exclusive podcast serialization of the new 2018 edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndie Author Manifesto (E9)||Self publishing within the context of a centuries-old struggle for free expression||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt of Delusion (E8)||Find the strength to keep writing + 20 tips for book publishing success||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmashwords Survey 2017 (E7)||Learn insights to make books more discoverable and enjoyable to readers||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarketing eBooks to Libraries (E6)||Learn how sell self-published ebooks to public libraries||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorking with Beta Readers (E5)||Learn how to work with beta readers to make your book the best it can be||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEbook Preorder Strategy (E4)||Successful book launches with ebook preorders||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBestseller Secrets (E3)||16 best practice secrets of the bestselling ebook authors||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction to eBook Publishing (E2)||Learn to produce, publish and sell an ebook||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 Publishing Trends (E1)||Trends shaping the future of authorship and book publishing||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmart Author Trailer (E0)||Learn to publish ebooks like a pro||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Very excited to listen.
I’ve never been an author who was writing to make money. I’ve always written stories for the readers entertainment. That has always been enough for me. However, Smashwords and Mark’s how to book in 2010 taught me what was then such top secret knowledge. I have always appreciated his honest, candid, straight forward views of what it going on with writing in this ever evolving marketplace. Things have changed so much since then. Mark is a trusted source and I am looking forward to listening.
Finally, useful information on indie authorship!
I've been an indie author and publisher since 2012, and the biggest challenge I've faced is what best practices are so that my writing business can thrive. I'm in tons of writer's groups on FB, and the most common questions start with, "What should I do if I want to...." The answers, all honest and well-meaning, reflect the experience of individuals in the group. And the answers vary like crazy, because they are just one person's experience and opinion.
This series by Mark Coker uses powerful data from Smashwords authors to indicate trends and best practices for fiction and nonfiction indie authors. I am grateful that Mark is sharing this amazingly useful data with us at no cost so that we can boost our results as authors and publishers.
A Must Listen to For Authors
Smart Author is a must listen to podcast for authors wanting to self-publish. Mark Coker provides a step-by-step guide on how to develop and publish your book while containg complete control of its development and distribution. Easy to follow and listen to with a caring voice of expertise and passion.
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