This Week in the Blogs, November 15 – 21, 2014

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Whether you’re busy making plans and preparing to spend time with family and friends this coming week, or working hard to meet a writing deadline, why not take a break and read this week’s selection of great articles?

Nick Thacker on Writehacked
The Wake-Up Call: What It Means to be a Self-Published Writer
“I know what you want. It’s the same thing I want: Freedom to write without distraction. A full-time income from one book. Enough money in the bank that I can travel to each of the settings in my novels. Some magic marketing bullet that guarantees my books’ success.”

Molly Greene on Molly Greene: Writer
Use Cyber Monday To Market Your Book
“USA Today reported that eBay sales climbed 30% on Cyber Monday in 2013, and the most popular purchases were devices like gaming consoles and popular tech-based toys. So where does that leave self-published authors who market their books online? There must be some way for us to get a slice of Cyber Monday’s nearly $2.29 billion pie.”

Annie Allen and Judy Probus on Annie R. Allen’s Blog …with Ruth Harris
Feel Like Popping Your Editor? Keep Calm and Read This.
“Most writers know we require editors. The need for editing is drummed into us from the time we venture into our first writing class, blog, or forum. We know if we’re offered a contract, we’ll be assigned an in-house editor, and if we self-publish, we’ll want to hire a freelancer.27″

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers
18 Point Checklist for Selling More Books
“Do you want to sell more books, right? Every author does…. Indie writers regularly contact me wanting to know how they can maximize sales of their books…. Some think that a social media campaign will do it. Others think reading gigs or blogging opportunities will do it…. The hard truth is that there isn’t an easy answer.”

Penny Sansevieri on Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
Fifty Things Under $50 Bucks To Promote Your Book
“These days it seems like everyone’s book marketing budget is a little tighter. If you’re feeling the pinch, or if you’re just looking for some great free stuff to do on your own, here are some tips that could help keep you on track.”

Bonus Article

We thought this infographic was too good not to share with everyone even though it was published last week:

Henry Herz on The Write Life
Should You Self-Publish or Go Traditional? [Infographic]
“To help you decide which path is right for you and your book, I created a “choose-your-own-adventure” questionnaire that breaks down the crucial elements of each option. The Write Life turned it into this infographic…”

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    Editors’ Post-NaNo Tips for Revising Your Novel

    November 19, 2014 15 comments
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    Editors’ Post-NaNo Tips for Revising Your Novel by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas explains the differences between revising and editing, and how revision can be influenced by the prewriting and planning style used by the writer.

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      e-Book Cover Design Awards, October 2014

      November 17, 2014 34 comments
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      e-Book Cover Design Awards, October 2014 including Juan Wijngaard, Scarlett Rugers, Doug Lansky, Damonza, James T. Egan, and many more

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        This Week in the Blogs, November 8 – 14, 2014

        November 16, 2014 1 comment
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        Blogs for Self-Publishers, November 8 – 14, 2014 including Jason Matthews, K. S. Brooks, Annie Neugebauer, Sandra Beckwith, and Brianna North.

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          Video for Authors

          November 12, 2014 25 comments
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          Video for Authors by Jason Matthews suggests ways that authors can use video to reach out to their readers and why they should use video for building their platforms.

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