Welcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 29th September, 2018.
This diary charts my self-publishing journey – the ups the downs, the successes and the failures.
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This Week's Talking Points
1) Flight Plan by Brian Tracey – about taking course corrections in your business:
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2) My Q3 review:
3) This is the slogan that I mangled:
4) Rob Scott-Norton‘s BookBub numbers:
- US rejected, so this was just UK, Canada and Australia
- Cost £121
- The Face Stealer was £2.99, $3.99 and I've recently moved it wide. I discounted it to £0.99, $0.99.
- It's the first book in a series. There is currently a prequel novella available and book 2. I didn't discount either of those.
- Sales Day 1 (units) Amazon – 73 Kobo – 9
- Sales Day 2 (units) Amazon – 26 Kobo – 4
- I've also had 14 units sold through Draft2Digital (don't know what that channel breakdown per day is)
- So, 126 units. And a royalty rate of about 30% is (126*0.99*0.3) = £37. I guess there may be some Canada and Australia so exchange rates to factor in…
- It doesn't look like there's been any buy through.
- I'm running at a loss of £84. eek. Guess I should have done some promo after all.
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5) KDP Rocket: https://kdprocket.com/ [My affiliate link]
6) Plot Gardening by Chris Fox – recommended!
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7) Brian Meeks podcast interview – recommended: https://www.marketingsff.com/mastering-amazon-ads-with-brian-meeks/
8) Nate Hoffelder podcast mention on The Digital reader website: https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/09/23/nates-big-list-of-writing-marketing-and-publishing-podcasts/
9) Morecambe Crime Festival: http://www.morecambecrimefest.co.uk/
This Week’s Self-Publishing News
The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-the-future-of-storytelling/
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