Welcome to this issue of the Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. This issue is for November, 2010. We welcome your submissions on topics related to writing, self-publishing, book design or marketing books.
See the end of this post for links to submit your blog posts for the next carnival, or for participating Bloggers and Featured Bloggers to grab your sidebar badges. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Carla King presents A Self-Publisher’s Guide to Metadata for Books posted at PBS MediaShift, saying, “Metadata is a core component of digital information and news; so good book metadata is good book marketing. It’s an essential tool for all self-publishers.”
Joanna Penn presents How To Write Back Blurb For Your Book posted at The Creative Penn, saying “At basics, the back blurb is a sales pitch. It has to be almost an exaggeration of your story that entices the reader to buy, or at least download a sample to their Kindle or iPad.”
Paula Krapf presents 9 Ways to Create and Maintain a Successful Blog posted at AME Blog, saying “You took the advice and started a blog, and there you are – staring at the screen of the newly opened post, cursor blinking and your mind blank… what on earth are you going to do now?”
Ebooks and Ebook Readers
Thomas Burchfield presents E-Books: Here to Stay . . . But Where? posted at A Curious Man, saying, “Some thoughts on the potential and limits of e-books..”
Sarah Ettritch presents Converting Word Files to Kindle Books posted at Self-Publishing Adventure.
Marketing and Selling Your Books
Dana Lynn Smith presents Book Marketing Resources for Children’s Book Authors – The Savvy Book Marketer posted at The Savvy Book Marketer.
Sarah Bolme presents Need a Gift? Buy a Book! posted at Marketing Christian Books.
Mary Tod presents Looking beyond North America posted at One Writer’s Voice, saying, “This post might also fit under writing tools and tips..”
Marijke Vroomen-Durning presents Print-on-Demand and Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart posted at Essays: Fits, Starts and More.
Helen Gallagher presents Library of Congress chooses POD to re-issue out-of-print books posted at Release Your Writing.
Writing Tools & Tips
Nick Daws presents The Number One Giveaway a Novel has been Self-Published posted at Nick’s Writing Blog.
How to Take Part in the Carnival of the Indies
Well, that wraps up this issue. I hope you enjoy some of the great articles here, and let other people interested in self-publishing know about the Carnival. The next issue is December 25, 2010 and the deadline for submissions will be December 20, 2010. Don’t miss it! Here are all the links you’ll need:
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