SelfPub

Monthly Archive: November 2014

SelfPub with DF 003: C. David Belt

EPISODE OVERVIEW:

This episode examines some effective and ineffective self-marketing approaches to sell your books. Our guest is C. David Belt, author of The Children of Lilith series. He shares his experience and approaches that he has developed in promoting his own work. This is a valuable interview that offers some unique tactics.

LINKS TO OUR GUEST’S WORK:

Home:  www.unwillingchild.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/unwillingchild

The Unwilling: http://www.amazon.com/The-Unwilling-C-David-Belt/dp/1427695806/

The Penitent: http://www.amazon.com/Penitent-C-David-Belt/dp/1427695814/

The Prophecy:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Prophecy-C-David-Belt/dp/1427696195/

C. David Belt’s work is available in many formats and through various stores such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords etc. I’ve included a few of the links here, but I encourage you to visit his homepage to choose from its various formats.

THIS EPISODE DISCUSSES:

  • Book marketing approaches, particularly the author’s role.
  • Interview with C. David Belt
  • Discussion on marketing materials
  • Announcement for contest to publish your book. See the details here.

SelfPub with DF 002: Brittany McConnel

EPISODE OVERVIEW:

This episode explores the role of the high quality book cover and its marketing potential. Our guest is artist Brittany McConnel who shares valuable insight about working with artists. This is a great discussion for authors looking for artists, and for artists interested in book cover design.

LINKS TO OUR GUEST’S WORK:

http://anilede.deviantart.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AniledeArt

THIS EPISODE DISCUSSES:

  • Types of book covers (their costs and purposes)
  • Interview with Brittany McConnel discussing ways to find artists; how to work as a team with artists; what to bring to the table in preparation for your cover design; etc.
  • The dangers of stock photo covers
  • The harmful effect of self-publisher logos. Self-publisher abuse of your valuable cover space for their own free advertising.