The Pros and Cons of Amazon’s KDP Select Program [interview]

Brandon Clements gave away 60,000 copies of his novel, Every Bush is Burning, using Amazon’s KDP Select service, hitting the #1 most downloaded free book on Amazon. The next week, he sold over 2,000 copies, 20 times what he was selling beforehand. In this course, we’ve talked a lot about the power of generosity to help you […]

How to Overspend Thousands of Dollars on Self-Publishing [interview]

When Brandon Clements decided to self-publish his book, Every Bush is Burning, he did hundreds of hours of research, researching hybrid publishing options like Archway Publishing (Simon & Schuster’s self-publishing arm) and Westbow Press (Thomas Nelson’s self-publishing arm). He also read up on print-on-demand publishers like Lulu, CreateSpace, and Lightning Source. He found out some options […]

10 Steps to Build Your Twitter Platform from Nothing to 1,000 Followers [exercise]

In the last lesson, publisher, poet, and author, LL Barkat, said Twitter is the best tool for authors to reach new readers. Whether you agree with her or not, Twitter is worth learning and experimenting with. Personally, I’ve found Twitter to be the best social media tool to build my audience. While Facebook provided me […]