Episode #36: Scott Neumyer on eBook Publishing

Guest Scott Neumyer talks about his ebook Jimmy Stone’s Ghost Town. Plus a review of Flip by Martyn Bedford by Jennifer Hubert Swan of Reading Rants and a new Take5 Marketing Tip by Dianne de las Casas.

Show Notes:
Book cover of Jimmy Stone's Ghost TownFlip by Martyn Bedford
In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Why I couldn’t love my iPad 1st gen
  • How can indie booksellers hook into the ebook sales phenomenon
  • How I want to get Lee Goldberg on my podcast
  • Misconceptions of self-publishing for Kindle
  • The Kindle board
  • How much money Scott’s made on his ebook
  • How his book sales got him an agent (he sold over 1,000 copies in the first five weeks and sold over 1,500 in fewer than eight weeks).
  • About Amanda Hocking, a crazy huge indie bestselling author
  • The steps of how he created his ebook
  • Is there coding?
  • How do you get your books on the Kindle?
  • How to format your manuscript for Kindle.
  • Calibre is Mac compatible
  • How he started the ball rolling marketing his book once it was on amazon
  • Secrets to getting involved with your readers
  • Me, dissing indie publishing
  • How to price your ebook
  • The first five people to comment on the podcast will win a code to download Jimmy Stone’s Ghost Town. When you make your comment, go to my “Contact Katie” form and let me know your email address so we can send you the information on how to get your code!

The Clueless bookstore customer

First, links to find Jimmy Stone’s Ghost Town in the US click here and to find it in the UK, click here. And to follow Scott on Twitter, click here!
Scott Neumyer is a writer, publicist, and photographer who lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter. He has over ten years experience in online PR and marketing and worked for three years as a Media Buyer for a major national film distributor. He has recently appeared in Wanted Undead or Alive: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-A** Enemies of Evil (Citadel Press 2010) and has previously had stories published online and in print in prestigious magazines such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Pindeldyboz, and Hobart Pulp. He is a pop culture geek through and through and loves all things bacon.

Recent Comments

  • scott neumyer
    March 23, 2011 - 9:16 am · Reply

    Since this podcast, Amanda Hocking has EXPLODED in the media. She actually just posted on her Facebook this morning that she has now sold OVER 1 million eBooks in the past year. Absolutely insanity!
    Thanks so much for having me on! It was so much fun!

  • christine castigliano
    March 23, 2011 - 8:50 pm · Reply

    Enjoyed this podcast! Thanks for the tips, and I like your east coast accents :->
    Mucho buzz this week for indies and eBooks! Yay.
    I’m doing a lot of early drawing and writing for my next e-book on my iPad. Gotta say that editing sucks, unless I haven’t figured it out. :->

    • katie
      March 23, 2011 - 9:04 pm · Reply

      Hmmm. You are editing on your iPad? Or editing in general sucks? I LOVE revision, personally! Waaaay easier than writing on a black page/screen! Thanks for your comment, Christine!

  • Sandy Brehl
    March 25, 2011 - 6:34 pm · Reply

    When are we going to get an electronic devise that will guarantee our gut reactions and mental second guessing have reached optimal balance? THAT ap I’d buy! Great interview, as usual. Maybe reading Scott’s book would help me find that balance.

  • Natalia
    March 25, 2011 - 10:05 pm · Reply

    It feels like all I read and hear about this week was indie publishing and e-books…I love the smell of a freshly printed book in the morning! 🙂

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