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Have You Seen What YouTube is Doing?

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?  If not, how about a 9-hour-long rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas called the 179 Days of Christmas. Be advised: the beat is so simplistic and hypnotic that it can hook you! You can listen to it here.

Speaking of Christmas classics, if you’re one of the few who hasn’t heard the iconic Christopher Lee deliver The Nightmare Before Christmas in his rich, baritone voice, it’s a must listen.

 

…and that brings me to this: Is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween tale or a Christmas story? Let me know by replying to this email and I’ll share responses next week.

 

On to the fun…

 

Book Publishing

 

Audiobooks continue to be smokin’ hot. Here’s what you need to know.

With audiobooks being the fastest growing segment in the publishing industry—especially for mystery/thriller/suspense, sci-fi/fantasy and romance—here’s what you need to know to punch your ticket for this train.

 

…And if you’re going to record one, here’s how to do it right.

It’s likely for the best that you don’t record your own book, but if you have the voice for it and want to have a go, here’s what you need to do to prepare.

 

Not convinced either way on narration? Weigh the pros and cons.

For some authors, it’s a joy to read their own books and bring the appropriate life to their words. For others, having a seasoned narrator is the way to go.

 

Book Marketing

 

Everyone has a story and apparently YouTube does too.

They say imitation is the best form of flattery, so you had to see it coming. YouTube creators can now share stories, which is a great way to keep audiences engaged between uploads. Here’s more on how they work.

 

…But I’ll bet you’re wondering, “Is YouTube worth it?”

Online marketing guru Neil Patel shares why YouTube is valuable to your online marketing efforts with some cold, hard data.

 

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How to handle that friend…

We all have that friend or acquaintance online who seems to always have fortune smiling in the face of their books (or writing business). Here’s a humorous take to slaying your green monster.

 

How to handle those people…

If envy isn’t the thorn in your side, it may be revenge. Here are some tips on how to deal with negative reviews to your book that make you look more brilliant and less defensive.

 

Quiz

 

What book topped Amazon’s Best-Selling Books for 2108? (Hint: It was made into a film) (Answer at the bottom of newsletter)

 

Offer of the Week

 

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Quiz answer: Ready Player One. See the rest of the list here.

 

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