Monday, March 28, 2011

Scott Neumyer Published His First eBook

Every Wednesday on my blog I post an entry that are the show notes to that week's podcast. This is a reprint from last week's episode.

Guest Scott Neumyer talks about his ebook Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town. Plus a review of  Flip by Martyn Bedford by Jennifer Hubert Swan of  Reading Rants and a new Take5 Marketing Tip by Dianne de las Casas.
Show Notes:
Book cover of Jimmy Stone's Ghost TownFlip by Martyn Bedford
In this episode you'll hear:
  • Why I couldn't love my iPad 1st gen
  • How can indie booksellers hook into the ebook sales phenomenon
  • How I want to get Lee Goldberg on my podcast
  • Misconceptions of self-publishing for Kindle
  • The Kindle board
  • How much money Scott's made on his ebook
  • How his book sales got him an agent (he sold over 1,000 copies in the first five weeks and sold over 1,500 in fewer than eight weeks).
  • About Amanda Hocking, a crazy huge indie bestselling author
  • The steps of how he created his ebook
  • Is there coding?
  • How do you get your books on the Kindle?
  • How to format your manuscript for Kindle.
  • Calibre is Mac compatible
  • How he started the ball rolling marketing his book once it was on amazon
  • Secrets to getting involved with your readers
  • Me, dissing indie publishing
  • How to price your ebook
  • The first five people to comment on the podcast will win a code to download Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town. When you make your comment, go to my "Contact Katie" form and let me know your email address so we can send you the information on how to get your code! (Remember, this was from last week, so these codes have been won already...sorry!)
The Clueless bookstore customer

First, links to find Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town in the US click here and to find it in the UK, click here. And to follow Scott on Twitter, click here!

Scott Neumyer is a writer, publicist, and photographer who lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter. He has over ten years experience in online PR and marketing and worked for three years as a Media Buyer for a major national film distributor. He has recently appeared in Wanted Undead or Alive: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-A** Enemies of Evil (Citadel Press 2010) and has previously had stories published online and in print in prestigious magazines such as McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Pindeldyboz, and Hobart Pulp. He is a pop culture geek through and through and loves all things bacon.


  1. Don’t miss watching the Clueless Bookstore Customer video... hilarious! Or is it painful?

  2. This answered a lot of questions for me about self-publishing an ebook. Great information and links.

  3. Great information! Thanks for sharing. And love the video.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  4. Just listened to the podcast — awesome. People might be interested in this conversation between Amanda Hocking, the woman who self-published and sold over a million YA ebooks and just accepted a two million dollar offer from St. Martin's, and Barry Eisler, a thriller writer who just turned DOWN half a million in order to self-publish his books.

    And that clueless bookstore customer video killed me (says the former bookseller).

    -- Laura