The Indie Author Mindset Podcast
Audiobooks, vanity publishers and the future for indies

Audiobooks, vanity publishers and the future for indies

July 1, 2020
On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:
  • Germany's VAT changes and why you need to act now
  • Why the touted growth in audiobooks isn't all it seems
  • The major shifts in indie publishing and where that leaves you
  • ... and why it always pays to have your wits about you

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

The one where I whinge for 15 minutes

The one where I whinge for 15 minutes

June 24, 2020
On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:
  • Why trad-pub distributors are collapsing
  • What's going to happen for authors after COVID-19
  • Why you don't need to worry about reviews
  • ...and why the world's going to hell in a handcart

This is why I don't record podcasts on Monday mornings.

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Libraries, trad-pub meltdowns and why page counts mean nothing

Libraries, trad-pub meltdowns and why page counts mean nothing

June 10, 2020
On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:
  • Kobo's new 'Cost-per-Circulation' model of library distribution via Overdrive
  • What traditional publishers are having a meltdown over this week
  • Why page counts in ebooks mean absolutely nothing – but Dave Chesson's worked out some averages anyway
  • ... and why Dean Wesley Smith thinks you're crazy to even consider a traditional publishing deal

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The Anatomy of Prose, with Sacha Black

The Anatomy of Prose, with Sacha Black

June 3, 2020
In this week's exclusive guest interview episode of The Indie Author Mindset Podcast, I speak to Sacha Black, the author of The Anatomy of Prose. We cover:

  • Why focusing on your prose could be more important than marketing and advertising
  • The biggest mistakes authors make in their writing
  • How you can quickly and easily improve your prose and win over more readers
Sacha has also kindly provided an exclusive 7-page resource pack, only for Indie Author Mindset Patreon members. Patreon members can find it in their dashboard now.

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

BookBub Audio Ads, ebook piracy and Kobo Plus

BookBub Audio Ads, ebook piracy and Kobo Plus

May 27, 2020

On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:

  • Which romance genres are selling best on Amazon right now
  • The public launch of BookBub Audio Ads and how you can use them right away
  • Whether you should be worried about book piracy
  • …and I reveal the numbers on Kobo's enormous recent growth — plus the launch of Kobo Plus in Canada

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

Free ISBNs, Amazon Prime Reading and book pricing

Free ISBNs, Amazon Prime Reading and book pricing

May 20, 2020

On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:

  • Whether you should take advantage of IngramSpark's free ISBNs
  • The benefits and drawbacks of the Amazon Prime Reading program
  • …and I dive into book pricing and whether you should increase or drop your prices

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

Paperback distribution, reader behaviour and Apples Books news

Paperback distribution, reader behaviour and Apples Books news

May 13, 2020

On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:

  • The trouble over at Bertrams and what this means for indie authors and paperback distribution
  • The results of BookBub's study into how reader behaviour has changed during the coronavirus crisis — as well as revealing the impact its had on my own sales
  • …and we explore the brand new Apple Books platform for authors, meaning Windows users can now distribute directly to Apple — without a Mac or any new software.

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

Episode 21 - David Mark

Episode 21 - David Mark

May 6, 2020
David Mark is an international and award-winning bestseller whose books have been optioned for TV and seen huge success. Then, in 2019, his publisher decided to drop him.
 
He's since decided to join the dark side and go indie, but that's not the only dark side involved.
 
When he's not battling publishers, David has to deal with his own mental health battles. In this exclusive interview, he opens up about the publishing industry and his strategies for writers dealing with dark days.

 

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Barnes & Noble’s troubles, D2D to the rescue and Amazon’s huge surprise

Barnes & Noble’s troubles, D2D to the rescue and Amazon’s huge surprise

April 29, 2020

On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:

  • The future of Barnes & Noble in the face of news they haven't been paying publishers and authors
  • How Draft2Digital have taken one for the team and protected authors against missing payments
  • …and why traditional booksellers might have to bite their tongue about Amazon

You'll also be pleased to hear the Ninja Tip is back! This time, the ninja makes sure you're aware of the Quality Issues Dashboard in KDP — and how incredibly important it is.

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

Amazon Affiliates, sales reporting and IngramSpark

Amazon Affiliates, sales reporting and IngramSpark

April 22, 2020
On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:
  • How major changes to Amazon Affiliates will affect you as an author
  • The best tools to use for sales reporting and tracking your book sales
  • ...and how to get free title setup — plus bulk discounts — with IngramSpark
To help support the show by becoming a patron, please head over to https://www.patreon.com/indieauthormindset. Your ongoing support is hugely appreciated.
 
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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best – writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.
 
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