May 24, 2021
It's a star-studded cast, yo. Steve Beaulieu (no relation to Jamie Castle) and Rhett C. Bruno are back to wow us with their beards and their words of wisdom. And apparently... a beard battle? Find out more LIVE!
Hosts: C. Steven Manley, James S. Aaron Kalene Williams
Special Guests: Rhett Bruno, Steve Beaulieu
00:00 Opening remarks and introductions
-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD
-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/
-Fill out a survey and 3 people will get selected for a free copy AND a coffee mug! https://keystrokemedium.com/survey 01:41 Main Event – Indie Publishing World Updates with Aethon Books
-Is Aethon Indie? -Upcoming releases. -Audible and audiobooks.
-The difficulty in Audible and Audible Plus. -The dropoff in listening in Audible is steeper than ebooks.
-Royalty share vs. paid production. -Thoughts on Kindle Vella.
-You are special, just like everyone else! -Sometimes you can’t sell a good book even if your try.
-The restaurant analogy. -Books to sell need a market. -What’s selling? -Thoughts on release strategy.
-Thoughts on full-time writing. -Your books don’t matter to Amazon. They matter to your readers.
-Suggestions for promotions.
59:00 Closing remarks
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