If you follow me on social media you may know that over the weekend I got engaged. So I hope you don’t mind an interruption of the regular writing videos for this vlog of our skydiving adventure. I also apologize for some of the audio is hard to hear. Most of this was filmed on a GoPro.
I was tagged by Brittany Wang to do the Author Trivia Tag, created by Lenn Woolston. Basically, the tag is 10 random facts you might not have know about me, so let’s get to chatting! Let me know in the comments if any of these facts surprised you!
Formatting books is always some of the most frustrating parts of the self-publishing process. To help ease the headache, I created this video to walk you through how to easily format your novel for any ebook format. Also in this video, I’m showing you how you can take the formatted MOBI files you’ve created for Kindle and send them to anyone for free. This includes testing the file yourself, sending out advanced reader copies, or sending the book to reviewers.
Joining me for this video is Bethany Atazedah and Evie Driver as we talk about everything you should know about editing your book when you want to self-publish. This was filmed during the Wander Writer’s Retreat, which is why we’re in a hotel room, but we’re ready to deliver as much info to you as possible.
I’ve been putting off making this video for awhile, because, well, I’m not good at talking about legal stuff. I wanted to try my best at walking you through how I went about creating my own publishing house. This means choosing a name, filling paperwork through your secretary of state, getting an EIN, starting your publishing house website and all these other fun legal and business things!
Today I’m teaming up with the wonderful Jenna Moreci for an original tag we’ve created all the 1 Minute Book Bragging Challenge! The challenge is to quiz another writer on their story. The quizzes writer must brag as much about their book as they can in 1 minute. Whoever answers the most questions win!
I’m so excited to announce this: you can now order the ebook of She’s Not Here! Click here to order now! It’s only $3.99 and gosh darn-it, you’ll make this girl very happy if you order the book! And when you do, you’ll get the ebook email directly to you on October 2nd!
But wait, that’s not all! When you provide proof of purchase, you’ll also have a coupon for AuthorTube Academy emailed to you! Pre-order the book and you’ll get AuthorTube Academy for $150 (normally $299).
Book reviews are so important when it comes to making sales for your novels. A stranger isn’t going to buy your book if it doesn’t have a lot of reviews, and this is especially true for self-published authors. We have to work a bit harder to present ourselves and our books to make the sale. But how do you get a lot of reviews for your book? Well, you have to ask! Watch the video to find out more!
Last weekend I was so excited to travel to Minneapolis for the first ever Wander Writers Retreat! As you can tell from the vlog, I had a great time meeting so many amazing writers. I’m always so happy to make these lasting connections and to also see so many writers with such bright futures ahead of them. Be sure to subscribe to all the lovely ladies!
Today’s video I’m teaming up with Reedsy to talk about book marketing. What is Reedsy? They’re a company that help authors connect with other professionals in the industry. This includes editors, cover designers and marketers. While I feel I’ve got a pretty good grip on social media marketing, I don’t know a lot about Amazon and a few other technical things. I hired Alaina Waagner through Reedsy to help out with the launch of She’s Not Here, but she also agreed to help me with this collab. Alaina is here to talk about what she does a book marketer, how she works with authors, why its important to market your book and how you can choose a book marketer that is a good fit for you.