Friday, December 22, 2017

Smart Author Podcast Begins Six-Part Audio Serialization of New 2018 Edition of Smashwords Book Marketing Guide

Today on episode 10 of the Smart Author Podcast I kick off part one of my six part audio serialization of the new 2018 edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide.

This is a Smart Author exclusive.  Smart Author listeners will be the first to gain access to these new marketing insights and recommendations.

I'll air one part each week through the end of January, and then after the last part airs I'll release the new ebook everywhere for free.

The 2018 edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide represents my most extensive revision yet.  It's been completely restructured and updated.  It features a new introduction, two dozen new marketing ideas, updates to prior recommendations, and a new "Deep Dives" chapter that offers in-depth guidance on developing your social media strategy, working with beta readers, and how to earn free press coverage.

In part one, available now, I introduce this six-part series, provide a high level overview of key book marketing concepts, and then present chapter one which describes over 20 free book marketing tools at Smashwords.

In the next episode coming next week, Episode 11, we start digging into my expanded checklist of 65 book marketing ideas.  I'll cover the first 23 which pertain to author brand-building, book launch preparation, and knowledge-building.

If you haven't yet subscribed to Smart Author, consider doing so today.  By subscribing at one of the outlets below, it makes it easier to listen to all the episodes in the right order, and you'll be the first to gain access to future episodes.

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Danielle de Valera said...

Mark, is this available in print form? Best for 2018, Dani.

Mark Coker said...

Yes, Danielle! Each episode offers a complete printed transcript at and at the end of the month I'll release the full ebook for free.