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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 14 – Our Biggest Self Publishing Mistakes and How We Learned From Them

On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss some of their biggest self publishing mistakes they’ve made since they began publishing, and more importantly, how and what they’ve learned from them. You’ll learn:

  • Exciting features coming up on Patreon
  • What happened with the brief appearance of a third royalty option on Amazon
  • More rank stripping problems, this time with Amazon targeting erotica
  • How Amazon penalizes authors
  • Zach’s biggest mistakes with audiobooks
  • Why you should always be cautious about offers of publication
  • How J.’s American Demon Hunters series failed
  • What J. learned about collaboration and publishing from American Demon Hunters
  • Zach’s misadventures in the fantasy genre
  • The Seventh Seal disaster
  • J.’s beloved Dark Arts Theater and the perils of creating a fiction podcast
  • How these mistakes have made the guys better creators and publishers
  • What you can learn from Zach and J.’s self publishing mistakes (hint: research, research, research)
  • How to learn from mistakes in your own publishing career

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Prim Groover, Peter Dudley, Ben Fishbein, Harley Christensen, Lora Edwards

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

News Links:

The Great Amazon 50% Royalty Mystery is Solved

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/04/03/amazons-new-great-on-kindle-program-offers-50-royalty-to-non-fiction-titles/

Strip Off Your Clothes, We’ll Strip Off Your Rank

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/03/29/amazon-has-shadow-banned-romance-titles-from-the-kindle-store/

Other Links:

Authors on a Train – http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit – http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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