Episode 180 – Kobo Audiobooks, AMS Advice, and Scammer Crackdowns

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Question of the Week: How much would your earnings have to drop to consider going wide instead of in KU? Also, would you consider leaving if Amazon’s actions against the scammers aren’t effective? Why or why not?

What’s your KU pain point? Jim and Bryan ask the big questions this week on Episode 180. After thanking their patrons Guardian of the Brail, Achieve Anything in Just One Year, and How to Drive Your Next Car Deal, the Towers of Publishing Power discussed tips on paperback preorders, rookie publishing mistakes, and a new email swap service. News stories included teaching self-publishing to high schoolers, David Gaughran’s wish list for Amazon Ads, Rip Van Winkle syndrome for midlisters, tips for Amazon Ads, Kobo’s new audiobook platform, and Amazon’s lawsuits to stop scammers. This week’s Question of the Week: How much would your earnings have to drop to consider going wide instead of in KU? Also, would you consider leaving if Amazon’s actions against the scammers aren’t effective? Why or why not?
What You’ll Learn:
  • How authors can synchronize their launch dates across online retailers
  • What are the most common rookie mistakes and how to avoid them
  • How authors can boost their readership with a free email swap service
  • How one teacher inspired a new generation of self-published authors
  • What changes Amazon Marketing Services should make to improve its platform
  • Why the indie community needs to prepare for a new wave of writers
  • How to make sure your Amazon Ads are performing their best
  • What audiobook enthusiasts can expect from Kobo’s subscription service
  • How Amazon plans to crack down on Kindle Direct Publishing scammers
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