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  • Publishing in the Classroom (E16) - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    • 98 views
    Publishing in the classroom.  When high school students are given the chance to publish their writing as an ebook, it helps them gain a new appreciation for the written word.  Mark Coker ...
  • How to Earn Free Press Coverage (E15, P6 of 6) - Duration: 48 minutes.

    • 10 months ago
    • 153 views
    Learn how to earn free press coverage to elevate your author brand and drive demand for your books. You'll also learn how to write a press release and how to promote your news to mainstream media. ...
  • Social Media Strategies for Authors (E14, P5 of 6) - Duration: 28 minutes.

    • 10 months ago
    • 143 views
    Social media for authors.  Learn social media strategies for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.  This is part five in the Smart Author podcast’s six-part audio serialization of the 2018 edit...
  • Book Marketing Promotion (E13, P4 of 6) - Duration: 37 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    • 158 views
    Learn 25 book promotion tips. The tips are grouped in logical order to roughly correspond to the different stages of a book's marketing, from pre-launch to launch to post-launch. These tips can be ...
  • Autopilot Book Marketing (E12, Part 3 of 6) - Duration: 44 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    • 175 views
    Your book can market itself with these 17 autopilot marketing tips.  Part 3 of 6 in Mark Coker's six-part serialization of the new 2018 edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide.
  • Book Marketing Foundation (E11, P2 of 6) - Duration: 41 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    • 122 views
    Learn ebook marketing.  Part 2 of 6.  This episode explores author brand-building, knowledge-building, platform-building and distribution.  17 book marketing tips are presented, all ...
  • Book Marketing (E10, P1 of 6) - Duration: 40 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    • 236 views
    Learn ebook marketing, Part 1. Introduces listeners to this special six-part series on book marketing, which guides writers step-by-step from the basics of book marketing to more advanced topics. &...
  • Indie Author Manifesto (E9) - Duration: 41 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 111 views
    The indie author revolution and the struggle for free expression.  Learn the fascinating history behind the centuries-old struggle for free expression. Mark shares how the roots of today's ind...
  • Art of Delusion (E8) - Duration: 27 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 109 views
    All writers can face dark days when the reasons to quit feel more sensible than the reasons to power on. In this episode, Mark teaches writers how to find the strength to persevere during the inevi...
  • Smashwords Survey 2017 (E7) - Duration: 50 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 119 views
    Learn what makes readers respond to your books.  The annual Smashwords Survey takes a quantitative, unconventional approach to identifying best practices that make books more desirable and mor...
  • Marketing eBooks to Libraries (E6) - Duration: 20 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 175 views
    Sell your ebook to libraries. Learn how libraries select, curate and purchase ebooks. Learn how a successful library ebook marketing strategy can help you sell more books at retail as well. Supplem...
  • Working with Beta Readers (E5) - Duration: 23 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 124 views
    Beta readers help you write a better book.  Learn everything you need to know to plan and organize a successful beta reader round.    26 minutes. Supplemental show notes at http...
  • Introduction to eBook Publishing - Duration: 37 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 191 views
    Introductory primer to ebook publishing. Learn how easy, fast and free it is to self-publish an ebook. Mark Coker presents a complete ebook publishing checklist. You'll learn how to produce, publis...
  • Bestseller Secrets - Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 346 views
    Learn 16 secrets of the bestselling ebook authors. Learn the most important best practices for successful ebook publishing. Learn how to make your book more discoverable and more desirable to more ...
  • Ebook Preorder Strategy - Duration: 22 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 332 views
    Sell more ebooks with preorders. Provides in-depth strategy advice for how to create, plan and promote your preorder.  Ebook preorders are one of the most exciting, most underutilized book mar...
  • 7 Publishing Trends - Duration: 23 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 227 views
    Trends shaping the future of authorship and book publishing.  Mark identifies seven key trends and explores what these trends mean for your future as an author.  You’ll learn why there’s ...
  • How To Use Smashwords To Sell More Books: My Interview with Smashwords Founder Mark Coker - Duration: 40 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 375 views
    Smashwords founder Mark Coker started the popular ebook distribution website Smashwords.com to give independent authors a way to publish and distribute their ebooks to a wide audience. In this in-d...
  • How To Sell Books On Smashwords - Duration: 9 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 692 views
    Looking for an alternative to Kindle Direct Publishing? Take a look at Smashwords, one of the top ebook aggregate sites that can post your work to iBooks, Kobu, and many other sites.

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  • Smart Author Trailer - Duration: 3 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 208 views
    Learn to publish ebooks like a pro. The Smart Author podcast guides writers step-by-step from the very basics of ebook publishing to more advanced topics. Whether you’re considering publishing your...
  • How to Add Navigation to a Smashwords Ebook (Create a Linked Table of Contents and NCX) - Duration: 25 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    • 45,550 views
    One great advantage of ebooks is that they can have internal navigation. In this tutorial, Mark Coker teaches you how to easily add navigation to your Smashwords ebooks. In additional to making ...
  • How to Send Smashwords Ebooks to Dropbox - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 12,448 views
    Do you buy ebooks at Smashwords? Smashwords supports Dropbox integration, a cool feature that instantly transfers your purchased ebook to a your Dropbox account. Dropbox acts like a virtual hard ...
  • How to Reach Readers at Apple iBooks - Merchandising Secrets for Indie Authors (Tutorial Series #5) - Duration: 2 hours, 26 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    • 9,446 views
    This comprehensive online workshop, recorded by The Alliance of Independent Authors, teaches authors how to reach more readers at the Apple iBooks Store. Mark Coker of Smashwords teaches authors h...
  • 10 Trends Driving the Future of Authorship (Smashwords tutorial series, #4) - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 5 years ago
    • 3,925 views
    Learn the 10 publishing industry trends that will most impact the future for book authors. Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, examines how the simultaneous rise of ebooks, self-publishing and democ...
  • Smashwords Survey Helps Authors Sell more eBooks (Smashwords tutorial series, #3) - Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    • 7,409 views
    Writers will learn how to make their books more appealing to readers in this comprehensive (and unconventional) tutorial presented by Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords. Have you ever wondered if r...
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success (Smashwords tutorial series #2) - Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    • 19,499 views
    Learn the best practices of the bestselling ebook authors. This comprehensive tutorial, presented by Mark Coker of Smashwords, teaches authors 16 best practices for reaching more readers. Topics ...
  • Introduction to Ebook Publishing (Smashwords tutorial series, #1) - Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    • 64,346 views
    Learn how to produce, publish, distribute and sell an ebook. This tutorial, narrated by Mark Coker of Smashwords, offers a comprehensive primer on ebook publishing. No technical experience necessa...
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