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Dec 8, 2017

The indie author revolution and the struggle for free expression.  Learn the fascinating history behind the centuries-old struggle for free expression. Mark shares how the roots of today's indie author movement reach back to the introduction of Gutenberg's printing press. Gutenberg's printing press enabled mass...

Nov 24, 2017

All writers can face dark days when the reasons to quit feel more sensible than the reasons to power on. In this episode, Mark teaches writers how to find the strength to persevere during the inevitable ups and downs of the writer’s life. He concludes by sharing twenty tips for publishing success, and shares how to...

Nov 17, 2017

Learn what makes readers respond to your books.  The annual Smashwords Survey takes a quantitative, unconventional approach to identifying best practices that make books more desirable and more enjoyable to readers. Mark Coker discusses the results of this sixth annual survey, and provides new data never before released...

Nov 10, 2017

Sell your ebook to libraries. Learn how libraries select, curate and purchase ebooks. Learn how a successful library ebook marketing strategy can help you sell more books at retail as well. Supplemental show notes at

Nov 3, 2017

Beta readers help you write a better book.  Learn everything you need to know to plan and organize a successful beta reader round.    26 minutes. Supplemental show notes at