Welcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 1st September, 2018.
This diary charts my self-publishing journey – the ups the downs, the successes and the failures.
Everything goes into this diary, week-by-week, but you'll also find it a source of great tips, resources, tools, podcast recommendations and so on.
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This Week's Talking Points
1) Patrick Sherriff recommended article: https://patricksherriff.com/2018/08/25/everything-you-ever-really-need-to-know-about-marketing-your-book-an-interview-with-matthew-dons/
2) Publica: https://publica.com
3) ALLi Blockchain for Books white paper: https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/blockchain-for-books/
4) London Book Fair article on Publica: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/international/london-book-fair/article/76592-london-book-fair-2018-meet-the-world-s-first-1-bestselling-blockchain-author.html
5) More about Sukhi Jutla:
Sukhi's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/suki.kaur.5682
Sukhi's LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukhi-jutla-44b1ab68/
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6) Blockchain summit: https://blockchainsummitlondon.com/component/speventum/speaker/259-sukhi-jutla.html
7) My books on Publica:
Dead of Night https://shop.publica.com/#/catalog/book/76
8) Listen to Alison Ingleby's author interview on this podcast: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-72-alison-ingleby/
9) A month of BookBub
> Income ranked:
- Amazon income: £2318.90
- iBooks income: £1900.30
- B&N income: £521.38
- Kobo income: £206.69
- GooglePlay income: £16 [PD] + £301.94 [GP]
> 28 days income:
- Last time: £4284.85
- This time: £5249.21 total
- Minus ads (cost £802.77)
- Equals £4462.44
- ALWAYS list series on BookBub is you want to generate decent sales & profit
- Wide + KDP not much difference BUT KDP Select is a lot easier to estimate your income
- BookBub ads are great – give them a try, track down Adam Croft’s training to find out how to do it
- Just because you got one BookBub doesn’t mean you’ll get another
- Clearly this has been great for short-term income but remember what I told you last time … one – or even two – BookBubs do not an author career make! I’ll be back to reduced income months next month and I’m still not making enough on a month-by-month basis to replace income. The work continues, this is just another stepping stone along the way!
This Week’s Self-Publishing News
The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-newswhen-retailers-become-bookstores/
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