I don’t know about you, but I have always wondered about the book rankings that show up on Book sites like Kobo and Amazon. What does it really mean if a book has a ranking of 60,000? On today’s show, I talk to someone who has had some luck deciphering what those rankings truly mean. We also talk about his experiences in self-publishing and the strategies he has seen and used to be successful.
I also talk about conventions since, as this episode drops, I will be at Balticon in Hunt Valley, Maryland. I talk about what you as a convention goer should be doing while attending the various conventions, both literary and other out there.
That’s today’s episode. I hope you enjoy it.
00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 110 – Ed Robertson Talks Self-Publishing and What Book Rankings Mean
Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”
00:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 110 – Ed Robertson Talks Self-Publishing and What Book Rankings Mean (continued)
Welcome to the show.
01:03 Promo: Parsec Awards
01:55 -Tips and Typos
Mike talks about what you should be doing at conventions (and yes, you should attend them).
09:01 — Get Published Episode 110 – Ed Robertson Talks Self-Publishing and What Book Rankings Mean (continued)
Mike and Ed talk about self-publishing, book rankings and how they are calculated and strategies to sell your books.
46:37 – Promo – Every Photo Tells
45:23 — Closing
Thank you for listening.
Websites mentioned in this episode:
Ed Robertson – http://www.edwardwrobertson.com
Parsec Awards – http://parsecawards.com/
Walk the Flames Kickstarter – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1325849873/walk-the-fire-a-shared-world-sf-anthology-series/
Every Photo Tells – http://everyphototells.com/