Episode 74 - The Secret to Social Media Content That Engages and Sells Books

In this episode, Chris presents part two on the keys to book marketing success in 2018. This week we find out the secret to online content that engages and sells: it's called The Content Formula. Show Notes & Links: -Why audience research is your friend. -The three kinds of audience research you need to be doing. -Good audience research is [...]

Episode 73: Everything You Need to Know About the New Facebook Algorithm

In this episode, Chris talks about the new Facebook algorithm announced recently, and what it really means for authors. Show Notes & Links: Update: The FB free class in now closed. If you would still like access to the course, please send an email to  -Why won’t Facebook tell use exactly what is acceptable and what is not? -Is [...]

Episode 72: Where Book Marketing is Going in 2018 With Kevin Tumlinson

In this episode Chris talks with Draft2Digital (D2D) marketing Director Kevin Tumlinson on what is on the horizon for book marketing strategies in 2018. They also discuss D2D's recent decision to add Amazon as a distributor. Show Notes & Links: -Why content marketing is the next big thing in book marketing and what that means for authors. -Why building your [...]

Episode 71: What Pronoun's Demise Means For Authors

In this episode Chris and Anne Janzer talk about the challenges and opportunities that come with the failure of Pronoun. Show Notes & Links: -If you were using Pronoun to distribute your books, what does the aftermath look like for you? What are your options? -Why the loss of Pronoun reveals a bigger challenge for all indie authors. -Why using [...]

The New Vangie Vale Mystery is Finally Here!

I love new books. The excitement of sharing a story you’ve been working on for many months is a double-edged sword. You love it and you are hoping your readers will love it as well. I wanted you all to know that the next Vangie Vale mystery is now available on Amazon. Vangie Vale And The Strangled Strudel features a [...]