Episode 69 – Pirates, Simplicity, and Summer Reading

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Question of the Week: Will book piracy become as huge as music piracy did during the Napster days? Will it impact the average indie author? Why or why not?

With solid nights of sleep behind them, Jim and Bryan tackled the latest topics in self-publishing. After discussing Bryan’s new URL for his service, BookBestPageForward.com, and Jim’s latest interviews on Authorpreneur.fm, the marketing mavens took on the tips and news. Tips included how to average out the stats of the bestsellers of the last decade, aspiring authorpreneur advice, and how to live more simply. News stories focused on picking a new term for indie authors, Mike Shatzkin’s potential about-face, summer reading statistics, a review of indie author library services, and the impact piracy has on indies. The Question of the Week: Will book piracy become as huge as music piracy did during the Napster days? Will it impact the average indie author? Why or why not?
What You’ll Learn:¬†
  • Why Bryan is tracking his daily writing speed
  • What the top-selling titles had in common in the last decade
  • Joel Friedlander’s top tips on authorpreneurship
  • Why concentrating on just one or two things may help your career
  • What indie authors and organic produce have in common
  • How Mike Shatzkin thinks publishing companies need to change
  • Some telling statistics on summer book reading
  • The pros and cons of three library placement services
  • Why piracy hasn’t taken hold in the ebook world
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Question of the Week: Will book piracy become as huge as music piracy did during the Napster days? Will it impact the average indie author? Why or why not?

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