Melisa asks: How long does it take to recoup the cost of producing an audiobook? I know Audible royalty share eliminates the upfront costs, but I don’t want to go exclusive.
Simon asks: What are your thoughts on launching a new title in KDP Select?
Avril asks: How do you pick a cover designer?
Dawn: Can I actually make a living self-publishing without spending my life promoting?
Robert asks: What should I look for in covers and cover art, and how do I make sure my next cover is awesome?
Mark asks: “What are the basic steps involved in publishing my own books?”
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How to Succeed in Evil by Patrick McLean
Making Tracks: A Writer’s Guide to Audiobooks and How to Produce Them by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Creative Penn
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Robert asks: “Are new genres created by innovative authors, marketing, social trends, or something else?”
The Hardy Boys
The Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
Tom Swift Jr.
Have Space Suit, Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein