With Jim and Bryan at the PubSense Summit in Charleston, SC, the dynamic duo decided to get the opinions of some of the great speakers on hand. Joanna Penn (The Creative Penn), Porter Anderson (The Bookseller), Mark Lefebvre (Kobo), Cevin Bryerman (Publishers Weekly), Andra Miller (Algonquin), Shari Stauch (Where Writers Win), and Kristina Radke (NetGalley) gave Bryan their expert insights on the latest developments in self-publishing. Tips included handling one-star reviews, gaining visibility, and using Facebook ads. The news focused on a new Goodreads change, the buyer’s market vs. the reader’s market, author attitudes, the odds of self-publishing success, and the acquisition of Overdrive by Kobo’s parent company, Rakuten. This week’s Question of the Week: If you became a successful author would your attitude change? If you found success would you be corrupted?
What You’ll Learn:
- How to handle one-star reviews
- Some ways authors can get extra visibility
- Why Facebook ads might help your author platform
- What a Goodreads change could mean for your account
- How a Publishers Weekly publisher views the market
- Why author attitude matters more than you’d think
- A few reasons why we shouldn’t dismiss DBW surveys
- How the purchase of Overdrive could affect Rakuten’s Kobo
Question of the Week: If you became a successful author would your attitude change? If you became successful would you be corrupted?