Smart Author

Smart Author
Publish ebooks like a pro

Publishing in the Classroom (E16)
Apr 27, 2018 • 16 min
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 shares details of an innovative writing project in Los…
How to Earn Free Press Coverage (E15, P6 of 6)
Jan 26, 2018 • 48 min
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. This is part six in Mark Coker’s six-part serialization of…
Social Media Strategies for Authors (E14, P5 of 6)
Jan 19, 2018 • 28 min
Social media for authors. Learn how to get more from Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. This is part five in the Smart Author podcast’s six-part audio serialization of the 2018 edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide, a free ebook…
Book Marketing Promotion (E13, P4 of 6)
Jan 12, 2018 • 37 min
25 Book Promotion Tips
Autopilot Book Marketing (E12, P3 of 6)
Jan 5, 2018 • 44 min
Learn how to make your book market itself
Book Marketing Foundation (E11, P2 of 6)
Dec 29, 2017 • 41 min
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 of which help the author build a solid marketing…
Book Marketing (E10, P1 of 6)
Dec 22, 2017 • 40 min
Exclusive podcast serialization of the new 2018 edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide
Indie Author Manifesto (E9)
Dec 8, 2017 • 41 min
Self publishing within the context of a centuries-old struggle for free expression
Art of Delusion (E8)
Nov 24, 2017 • 27 min
Find the strength to keep writing + 20 tips for book publishing success
Smashwords Survey 2017 (E7)
Nov 17, 2017 • 50 min
Learn insights to make books more discoverable and enjoyable to readers
Marketing eBooks to Libraries (E6)
Nov 10, 2017 • 20 min
Learn how sell self-published ebooks to public libraries
Working with Beta Readers (E5)
Nov 3, 2017 • 22 min
Learn how to work with beta readers to make your book the best it can be
7 Publishing Trends (E1)
Oct 27, 2017 • 23 min
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 never been a better time to publish an ebook, and you’ll learn how…
Bestseller Secrets (E3)
Oct 27, 2017 • 74 min
16 best practice secrets of the bestselling ebook authors
Introduction to eBook Publishing (E2)
Oct 27, 2017 • 37 min
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, publish, price and promote an ebook. You’ll learn how to make…
Ebook Preorder Strategy (E4)
Oct 27, 2017 • 22 min
Successful book launches with ebook preorders
Smart Author Trailer (E0)
Oct 18, 2017 • 3 min
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 first book, or you’re already a New York Times…