Training #400 – Hot Seats

This training marks our 400th live Apex Author training! Apex Authors began in 2012, and we moved to a weekly schedule in 2015.

In this training, we covered:

  • Birgitte Wilmd's question about how to buy author copies of her books without paying the retail price.
  • Margy Lange's hot seat for revitalizing her anthology of thriller/horror short stories.
  • Michael Blackwell's question about whether pen names or pseudonyms should be used when authoring books.
  • Chiwah Slater's question about whether a large name on the cover makes sense for a relatively unknown author.
  • Michael Blackwell's question about how many different pen names you should use and when to use different ones.
  • Birgitte Wilmd's question about whether purchasing author copies will count in sales and bestseller rankings.
  • Carmelita Dolores's question about how to communicate that your books are in a series.
  • Joanna Trelawny's second hot seat for her latest Parrot Adventures children's book.
  • Nadine Refsell's hot seat with 6 different cover design options to consider for her children's book.
  • Theo Nkone's question about the royalty structures when pricing your book at $0.99 versus $2.99 on KDP.

Image by Susanne Jutzeler.