This Week in the Blogs, June 10 – 16, 2012

by Joel Friedlander on June 17, 2012 · 4 comments

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We’re deep in summer, but that doesn’t mean we’ve slowed down one bit. Writers are writing, publishers are publishing, new services are coming online all the time, and there’s a lot of great reading to catch up on this weekend. For your educational pleasure, please read on.

Gav Reads (@gavreads) on Gav Reads
Thoughts – Reasons Why We Reviewers Won’t Read Your Self-Published Book
“One thing that just isn’t happening for self-published authors on a large scale is breaking into the various circles of critics and reviewers, of which I’m one… so I thought I’d come up with a list. Not all these reasons are mine but are indicative of the issues.”

David McGowan (@dmcgowan) on David McGowan, Author
5-Step plan to selling ebooks
“Well, let me begin by making something clear—I am a writer. I must dirty my hands with the marketing and promotional aspects of the business, because it is just that—a business. As a self-published author, you need to get your hands dirty in this side of things. But it can be fun when you do it right and start clocking up sales. Trust me.”

Nate Hoffelder (@thdigitalreader) on The Digital Reader
Bookstores Aren’t the Future of POD – Print Shops Are
“POD is going to become more common, but the Espresso Book Machine will likely have little to do with it.”

Nick Thacker (@nickthacker) on Live Hacked
Selling Books: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need
“I hope you’re writing for more than just making money. Selling a book is a great way to get your name out there, or promote an idea or mindset, and it can certainly lead to earning more money for yourself as well.”

Andrew Hyde (@andrewhyde) on Andrew Hyde
Amazon’s markup of digital delivery to indie authors is ~129,000%
“This post is about the where the sales of the book are coming from, and why Amazon takes 48% of digital book sales. Surprising eh? I thought Amazon was the BEST for indie authors, right? We will get into that later.”

Self-Publishing Roadmap Roundup

Along with the articles I’ve written here over the last week for the launch of The Self-Publishing Roadmap, the new video-based training program for authors who want to learn self-publishing, there have been a number of others in the blogs, too.

Here are the links, in case you missed any:

Why Word of Mouth Will Never Die
On the Savvy Book Marketer

Ebook Design: Interview with Joel Friedlander
On Password Incorrect

Your Self-Publishing Roadmap
On The Bookwright

Nonfiction Authors: How Well Do You Know Your Readers?
On The Creative Penn

Two Innovations that Changed Book Publishing
On The Self-Publishing-Coach

How to Create a Roadmap to Self-Publishing Success
On Published & Profitable

The Self-Publishing Roadmap is Here, So Sail Your Way to Self-Publishing Success
On 30 Day Books

Book Update, and Self-Publishing Info
On Let’s Play Math

And thanks to the hosts, reviewers and bloggers for their generosity.

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    Nick Thacker June 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Thanks, Joel!

    Glad to be a part of this awesome list!

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    Ilana Waters June 17, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Terrific roundup! I must be doing something right as an author (at least, I hope I am), because I caught most of these this week. But there were a few I missed. Thanks for filling us in.

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    David McGowan June 17, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Thanks for the mention Joel!

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