Brain Burps About Books Episode 199:
Steve Scott Shares His Secrets for Making Money with Kindle Books
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This week’s guest is Steve Scott, independent writer and publisher who has earned $60,000 in a month with his Kindle books. Listen in and learn how he did it!
In the interview you’ll hear Steve’s top advice about:
- Marketing tools that Amazon supplies.
- Should you give away your book and if so, when?
- Drilling down into topics and breaking them down for your books.
- How to find the perfect illustrator.
- How many words is selling for what amount now and what’s working for him.
Note to my podcast listeners:
When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, “Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!” That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too.
I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share.
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