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A weekly advice show to independent publishers and indie authors. Do you have a question about book publishing, book sales or marketing? Have you been stymied by book distribution and want to learn how the industry works? Free Advice Friday, hosted by Amy Collins, teaches the ins and outs of book sales, marketing, and distribution as well as answers your publishing questions.

Latest Episodes

All About Editing

JoEllen Taylor from FirstEditing.com joins us to answer your questions about editing, book production, and publishing your own book. How much does an editor charge? Do you need a proofreader?

64 MINAPR 29
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All About Editing

Answers From a Book Agent Paula Munier

Carrie Barnum is sitting in for Amy and is joined by Paula Munier Why you need to show the agent you have an audience. Are there specific agents that authors should be seeking out to query that type of book? Submitting a book proposal Do you have a specific word count that you would keep in mind? What came first, the agent or the author? Why you should embrace technology. Should I mentioned any book awards to an agent? I've been rejected 100 times, what am I doing wrong? What point of view should I write in? A question we have is my agent did not find a home for my novel. So I self published it and I did receive some success. Should I write a sequel to my first novel, and possibly self published again, or just go and do something completely different? Can an author with some self publishing success pitch themselves to a publisher? How do you shift from if you have an author who has a book and wants just to kind of shift over into screenplays and script? What is the average turnaround?

67 MINFEB 29
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Answers From a Book Agent Paula Munier

Using Amazon Ads to Sell Your Book

This week we answer your publishing questions such as: How do you tell if you're listed with any wholesalers? Amazon Ads How do I get into Barnes and Noble or small book shops? Can I tweak the title and subtitle when publishing a new addition? How to engage with people when you have 10 minutes? Does the title page of your book have to match the cover of your book? Is it time to retire the book when it's no longer selling? When is BookBub worth it? Book Pricing Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel You can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com

44 MINFEB 22
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Using Amazon Ads to Sell Your Book

Amy and Jane Friedman Answer Questions

You can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com This Week Amy and Jane talk about: Rewriting and ending after getting your rights back The rule of sustainability Any software or any advice you have about tracking sales outside of IngramSpark? Draft to Digital Getting ghosted by Agents What do you do to make the most of the media that you've gotten Check out Jane at www.janefriedman.com Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel

59 MINFEB 15
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Amy and Jane Friedman Answer Questions

Choosing the title of your book

Happy Valentine's Day. Today Amy Answers Your Publishing Questions Including: Choosing the title of your book How do I find a BiSeq? How to use BiSeq codes. Subtitles Co-authors Practical ideas of how you work with a VA? Naming a Series of books Tammy has the copyright registration in her name, but if she decides to incorporate, does she need to transfer the copyrights to the corporation named? Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel You can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com

56 MINFEB 8
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Choosing the title of your book

When should your cover be finished?

You can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com This Week Amy Answers Your Questions About: Book Releases What do I do with additional reviews? Tribune Content Agency When should your cover be finished? Three visuals for your author page What copyright date to use? Job hunting guide Publishing a small book www.newshelves.com/people Selling overseas Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel

51 MINFEB 1
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When should your cover be finished?

Testing Reviews and Alogorithms

Remember you can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com This Week Amy Talks About: What she's testing in regards to reviews. www.hiddengems.com Being an international author What exactly is a booklet? Tail Flick Book Awards Amazon Algorithm. Placing reviews in books

42 MINJAN 25
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Testing Reviews and Alogorithms

Brand Usage Rules at Amazon

You can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com This Week Amy Talks About: A book Life's 90 Days at a Time What to do at the beginning of a book's life. Getting into the Library of Congress Brand Usage Rules at Amazon Keeping your book in stock Artwork for headshots Word counts dabuttonfactory.com Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel

51 MINJAN 18
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Brand Usage Rules at Amazon

Developing Personal Relationships with Your Listeners

How important is Net Gallery? What about bookfunnel.com? Using Last Pass hooksounds.com Using discussion groups to find your customers, and developing personal relationships with your readers. Proconnect Newsletter ISBN Questions Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel

37 MINJAN 11
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Developing Personal Relationships with Your Listeners

Taking a Look At Using Email with Daniell Hall

Amy is joined by Daniel Hall from Real Fast Results Podcast. Mailchimp terms are changing and prices are going up. Daniel likes Aweber and discusses the services he uses. Book cover tips Press Releases Selling a pre course Webinars check out www.webinars.com/tydigital Are podcasts worth it? Check out www.schoolofpodcasting.com Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel

54 MINJAN 4
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Taking a Look At Using Email with Daniell Hall

Latest Episodes

All About Editing

JoEllen Taylor from FirstEditing.com joins us to answer your questions about editing, book production, and publishing your own book. How much does an editor charge? Do you need a proofreader?

64 MINAPR 29
Comments
All About Editing

Answers From a Book Agent Paula Munier

Carrie Barnum is sitting in for Amy and is joined by Paula Munier Why you need to show the agent you have an audience. Are there specific agents that authors should be seeking out to query that type of book? Submitting a book proposal Do you have a specific word count that you would keep in mind? What came first, the agent or the author? Why you should embrace technology. Should I mentioned any book awards to an agent? I've been rejected 100 times, what am I doing wrong? What point of view should I write in? A question we have is my agent did not find a home for my novel. So I self published it and I did receive some success. Should I write a sequel to my first novel, and possibly self published again, or just go and do something completely different? Can an author with some self publishing success pitch themselves to a publisher? How do you shift from if you have an author who has a book and wants just to kind of shift over into screenplays and script? What is the average turnaround?

67 MINFEB 29
Comments
Answers From a Book Agent Paula Munier

Using Amazon Ads to Sell Your Book

This week we answer your publishing questions such as: How do you tell if you're listed with any wholesalers? Amazon Ads How do I get into Barnes and Noble or small book shops? Can I tweak the title and subtitle when publishing a new addition? How to engage with people when you have 10 minutes? Does the title page of your book have to match the cover of your book? Is it time to retire the book when it's no longer selling? When is BookBub worth it? Book Pricing Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel You can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com

44 MINFEB 22
Comments
Using Amazon Ads to Sell Your Book

Amy and Jane Friedman Answer Questions

You can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com This Week Amy and Jane talk about: Rewriting and ending after getting your rights back The rule of sustainability Any software or any advice you have about tracking sales outside of IngramSpark? Draft to Digital Getting ghosted by Agents What do you do to make the most of the media that you've gotten Check out Jane at www.janefriedman.com Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel

59 MINFEB 15
Comments
Amy and Jane Friedman Answer Questions

Choosing the title of your book

Happy Valentine's Day. Today Amy Answers Your Publishing Questions Including: Choosing the title of your book How do I find a BiSeq? How to use BiSeq codes. Subtitles Co-authors Practical ideas of how you work with a VA? Naming a Series of books Tammy has the copyright registration in her name, but if she decides to incorporate, does she need to transfer the copyrights to the corporation named? Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel You can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com

56 MINFEB 8
Comments
Choosing the title of your book

When should your cover be finished?

You can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com This Week Amy Answers Your Questions About: Book Releases What do I do with additional reviews? Tribune Content Agency When should your cover be finished? Three visuals for your author page What copyright date to use? Job hunting guide Publishing a small book www.newshelves.com/people Selling overseas Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel

51 MINFEB 1
Comments
When should your cover be finished?

Testing Reviews and Alogorithms

Remember you can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com This Week Amy Talks About: What she's testing in regards to reviews. www.hiddengems.com Being an international author What exactly is a booklet? Tail Flick Book Awards Amazon Algorithm. Placing reviews in books

42 MINJAN 25
Comments
Testing Reviews and Alogorithms

Brand Usage Rules at Amazon

You can get your questions answered by going to www.amysadvice.com This Week Amy Talks About: A book Life's 90 Days at a Time What to do at the beginning of a book's life. Getting into the Library of Congress Brand Usage Rules at Amazon Keeping your book in stock Artwork for headshots Word counts dabuttonfactory.com Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel

51 MINJAN 18
Comments
Brand Usage Rules at Amazon

Developing Personal Relationships with Your Listeners

How important is Net Gallery? What about bookfunnel.com? Using Last Pass hooksounds.com Using discussion groups to find your customers, and developing personal relationships with your readers. Proconnect Newsletter ISBN Questions Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel

37 MINJAN 11
Comments
Developing Personal Relationships with Your Listeners

Taking a Look At Using Email with Daniell Hall

Amy is joined by Daniel Hall from Real Fast Results Podcast. Mailchimp terms are changing and prices are going up. Daniel likes Aweber and discusses the services he uses. Book cover tips Press Releases Selling a pre course Webinars check out www.webinars.com/tydigital Are podcasts worth it? Check out www.schoolofpodcasting.com Amy's Resources www.newshelves.com bestsellerbuilders.com/insider Amy's YouTube Channel

54 MINJAN 4
Comments
Taking a Look At Using Email with Daniell Hall
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