AUA14 Ask Us Anything for July 2016
It’s time for another free-for-all Q and A with the guys from the Self Publishing Podcast, Sean Platt, Johnny B Truant, and David Wright.
- How do you guys come up with titles for your books?
- How would you recommend audiobooks be made?
- Do we have dates for the next Smarter Artist?
- What lessons did you learn running the Bootcamp?
- What is your advice for a writer about to start genre-hopping?
- Any strong thoughts on changing POV between installments of a series?
- What options do you prefer for your Print Space copy and why?
- Are you shifting all of your podcasts over to Zoom? What didn’t you like Hangouts?
- When is the SA book on writing craft going to be released?
- When you said you’ve gotten more strategic about genre-hopping, what did you mean?
- I heard Barnes and Noble was allowing self-publishers in their stores if you sell enough through Nook first, what do you think?
- What did you think of Mr. Robot?
- When you begin to create different imprints within your LLC with different genres, is there legality with this in terms of fictitious names?
- You said short stories don’t sell well on Amazon; is there a platform where the DO sell well?
- If you have your own ISBN numbers are there any issues using multiple printers simultaneously?
- What are your thoughts about putting a price on the bar codes?
- I have a growing list but haven’t talked to them; how do I promote my new book?
- When working with a collaborator, how can we move forward and brainstorm despite distractions and disagreements?
- Been struggling with Scrivener’s compile feature; will StoryShop allow me to abandon Scrivener?
- How do you combat losing passion in collaboration?
- As a new author with no readers, what are tips on building your audience under a pen name while staying anonymous?
- When plotting a story, do come up with the simple synopsis first?
- I’m close to uploading a series; how can I deal with permafree, Select, and exclusivity?
- What constitutes a series when all the books are in the same world, but under different genres and POV’s?
- Have you seen any movies that inspired you lately?
- I have 90,000 reads for my book on Wattpad; why would my readers follow me and pay money on another platform?
- Have you tried Facebook live?
- How do you recommend overlapping series and short stories?
- Any suggestions on how to price a book?
- Besides writing, what creative activities do you get up to?
- I have a series all written, 11 books, would it be weird to space out the release dates, and how should I do it?
- SmashWords has been giving me a hard time with uploads and Scrivener format, what should I do?
- What will StoryShop backers get long-term?
- What advice do you have for people who suck at marketing, other than ‘get over it?’
- Any thoughts on Kindle Scout? What about royalties, etc.?
- Is there a publishing platform that allows royalties to be split between two or more parties?
- When can we expect Audible releases for The Beam and Invasion?
- Can I use movie, book, and song lyrics/phrases in my book?
- What’s the status on the AI module of StoryShop?
- I’ve got a book ready to go and nothing else; what should I do?
- Could you do a quick wrap-up of the various platforms for indies?
- Will you have a Hemmingway or Grammarly function in StoryShop?
- Would you make your style guide public?
- I started with KDP Select; when is a good time to go wide?
- What does KDP Select do besides give you extra royalties?
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