On the inaugural episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss the state of independent publishing in 2018.  Join them to explore some of the year’s most interesting developments for indie authors:

  • Rank-stripping on Amazon KDP and how it has impacted one indie author in particular
  • The risks vs. benefits of free promos on Amazon
  • The myth that it’s too late to become a successful indie author
  • Why you need to work with editors and cover designers
  • How Kindle Unlimited will reduce the total number of single ebook sales

And some of J. and Zach’s predictions for how the state of independent publishing will change over the next twelve months:

  • The future is collaborative; more multi-author teams will permeate the indie publishing world
  • Audiobooks will enjoy enormous success over the next twelve months

To wrap up this episode, they ask one of the big questions: how much should you worry about all of these developments in self publishing (hint: it’s probably way less than you think)?

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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Choose Your News Stories:

Amazon author rank-stripped for the 3rd time – http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2018/01/innocent-author-rank-stripped-for-third-time/

Smashwords’ Mark Coker predicts doom and gloom for 2018 – http://blog.smashwords.com/2017/12/2018-book-industry-predictions.html

Amazon to buy Target – https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/02/amazon-will-buy-target-in-2018-influential-tech-analyst-gene-munster-predicts.html

Other Links:

Sell More Books Show Summit – http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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