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Last weekend Evo and Jeff emceed and presented at an indie author conference in Phoenix. Nearly a hundred authors and authors-in-training gathered to learn tips and tricks on everything from social media promotion to legally protecting your work. In turn, we learned what people were focusing on, were worried about, and were excited over. 

On the next epsiode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll look at what we learned from attending an indie author conference, and what it might imply for the state of the indie author world.

The Books & Beer Hangout is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in!

For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.com
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The world of fiction and non-fiction books may not seem that different to readers, but there are good reasons few authors excel in both categories. But does that really need to be the case? Recently Jeff Moriarty made the switch from fiction to non-fiction author, and hit more than a few potholes along the way. If you've thought about checking out the grass on the other side of the fence, he has some survival tactics that could save you some of his headaches.

On the next episode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll look at survival tips for fiction authors looking to enter the world of non-fiction. If you’ve made the switch yourself, join us and share your own ideas.

The Books & Beer Hangout is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in!

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Guidelines for posting in the Digital Publishing community.

Updated December 6,2013

We want this vibrant community to be filled with energetic and enthusiastic writers, editors, publishers, designers, publicists, marketers, disruptors and anyone else interested in driving forward the concept of digital publishing — for indies and businesses alike!

To that end, we have a few house rules to make this an enjoyable community for everyone. 

1. Engaging content only. Before posting, ask yourself this question: Will what I'm about to post encourage discussion within this community? 

2. No link-litter. Any links shared must be accompanied by a paragraph or two (yes, paragraph, not sentence)  of your own words that summarize why you were intrigued enough to share it here. See Rule #1 for why that’s important.

3. Promotion prohibited. That really cool podcast, radio show, seminar, class, new book, new community or something else that you’re convinced everyone else needs to know about? Yeah... not here. While it's OK to cite work (even your own) and provide a link when germane to the conversation, promotional posts that do not encourage discussion_within this community_ will be removed.

4. Writing woes and requests for critiques aren’t for us. You’re probably looking for the Writers Discussion Group or some other fine community if that’s what you need. We’re more business and process focused.

5. No introductions needed. This is the place to find the answers you've been unable to unlock, gain the wisdom of a smart crowd, or to share your own eureka moment. Make your first entrance to the community a bold one, and not just "hi, I'm an author, too". Remember, we're trying to encourage discussion and provide high value content. 

6. Play nice. Expect your thoughts and ideas to be challenged by others in this community. It's how we move forward. But no ad hominem attacks allowed. 

7. Have fun.  Because this is. Join us?
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In a recent survey of would-be authors, it was found that most are unaware of the difference in royalty payments between indie publishing and a traditional deal. Almost all are under the illusion that traditional publishers will take care of marketing for them, and more than two-thirds are convinced they are unable to make a quality book without a traditional publisher.

Of course, you don't think that. You know the score. But knowing what others are wrong about can help you better position yourself and take advantage of the less-educated masses. On this episode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll dissect the survey a little more, have a good laugh, and hopefully point you in the right direction.

The Books & Beer Hangout is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in!

For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.com 
How to win the advantage over stupid authors
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Should you print your ebook?

This week on the Books & Beer Hangout, we covered the pros and cons of taking your ebook to print. Spoiler alert: there are many advantages, and you probably should do it if you're serious about selling books.

Books & Beer is recorded and broadcast live as a Google+ Hangout On Air and on YouTube Live every Monday night at 6:00 p.m. PT. Tune in next week and watch us live!

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That makes sense, +Mike Spinak. Until we get coffee tables with built in displays, then... ?
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What kind of author are you? No, we're not talking about preferred genres or whether you are an outliner or free-form writer. On this episode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll talk about the Reader-First, Author-Second author, and the Author-First author.

The Books & Beer Hangout is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in!

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For many of us, indie or self-publishing follows the same flow as traditional publishing, but we're in charge. OK... but what if that's not the optimal way? What if we need to completely rethink the entire process? I'm not talking about cutting corners, but I am talking about a new concept called lean publishing?

On the next episode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll cover this new process at a high level and give you our take on the process. Is it for you? Heck, is it for us? That's what we'll find out.

The Books & Beer Hangout is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in!

For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.com
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In a recent survey of would-be authors, it was found that most are unaware of the difference in royalty payments between indie publishing and a traditional deal. Almost all are under the illusion that traditional publishers will take care of marketing for them, and more than two-thirds are convinced they are unable to make a quality book without a traditional publisher.

Of course, you don't think that. You know the score. But knowing what others are wrong about can help you better position youself and take advantage of the less-educated masses. On this episode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll dissect the survey a little more, have a good laugh, and hopefully point you in the right direction.

The Books & Beer Hangout is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in!

For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.com 
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Here's the link to the results of the survey: http://goo.gl/TKpkbQ
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No, print isn't dead. But all too many authors ignore it, out of either ignorance or prejudice. There's room for a print book in the world of indie and digital publishing, and it may be easier than you think. That's what we'll cover on the next recording of The Books & Beer Hangout.

The Books & Beer Hangout is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in!

For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.com 
Books & Beer: Should you print your ebook?
Mon, December 2, 2013, 9:00 PM

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Okay, great! Thanks for the information Evo
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We create workshops, guidebooks and roadmaps so authors can cut through the complexity of indie publishing.
Introduction

The five stages of digital publishing -- writing, editing, publishing, promoting and interacting -- seem straightforward enough. But misconceptions and missinformation exists at every stage. Indie writers need something more than good Google skills to find success.

We believe indie authors should not do everything themselves. We teach authors how to leverage technology and find professional assistance for the mundane but critical phases that can't be skipped. Like ebook formatting, cover design, and editing. And then we teach indie authors how to acquire and master the skills that only they should perform. Like building writing a book worth buying, building a rabid fan base, keeping keeping those fans well fed, and actually making a living wage as an author.

Each workshop, guidebook and roadmap is brought to you by the combined brain-power of +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty.

Quick Links To Some Stuff We Do

  • The Books & Beer Hangout is rather self-explanatory. Every Monday evening at 6:00 PT. 
  • The Quick and the Read is our six-week online course that teaches you how to make a short ebook from content you've already created.
  • Four Weeks to Finished is A four-week (surprise) online course that shows you how to publish that book you've been writing for the last 5 years.
  • Writing Awesome Sales Copy - A short ebook that teaches you how to write a compelling "blurb" for the online marketplaces, so people actually buy your book!
  • In progress: A series of roadmaps to cut through the confusion, a new book on making a killer Facebook Page, and a whole lot more!
Sound like fun? We think so, too!


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