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Indie Publishing World Updates with Aethon Books, Ep. 3.19

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!

-Keystroke Coffee is live!

-Fill out a survey and 3 people will get selected for a free copy AND a coffee mug!  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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