This Week in the Blogs, October 14 – 20, 2012

by Joel Friedlander on October 21, 2012 · 2 comments

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We’ve had fickle weather in northern California, true to the transition to the fall season. Nothing fickle about our bloggers, though, as they take on copyright issues, discoverability, new publishing services, blog tours and vetting our own blogs. Read on!

Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) on Jane Friedman
Q&A on Copyright With an Attorney
“I feel very lucky to have found an intellectual property lawyer, Brad Frazer, who is friendly and enthusiastic about providing answers to writers on a range of copyright issues.”

Sam Missingham (@samatlounge)on FutureBook
The Road to Discoverability Part 1 – Metadata, SEO and Serendipity
“This now appears to be the mantra to which we work—Discoverability begins with metadata. It’s essential that every publisher has a logical, well thought-out metadata strategy that is embedded in the production process of every title through every stage in that title’s life cycle.”

Yvonne Hertzberger (@YHERTZBE)on Indies Unlimited
Tuesday Tutorial: Bublish
“What makes Bublish unique is that it has the author take snippets of text from their book and asks them to write an insight about that snippet, then share it on Facebook and Twitter. Do this regularly and you will have tweets going out that are non-repetitive, interesting and—my favourite—not pushy buy my book spam messages.”

Emily Veinglory (@veinglory) on POD People
A word about blog tours
“If you wish to invite me to join a blog tour:”

James Moushon (@jimhbs) on Self-Publishing Review
Author Blogs: Are You Hiding Your Contact Information From Your Readers?
“After reviewing several hundred author sites, in most cases, readers had to be a detective to find the author’s contact information. It was like it was a closely guarded secret.”

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    Ed Lake October 21, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I just received my first 5 proofs of my book “A Crime Unlike Any Other,” which was printed by Create Space.

    The books look fantastic! I think people should buy the book just to put on their mantles and coffee tables, as they would a work of art!

    Here’s a YouTube video I hastily created of me looking over the books: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orXjUNm3tlA&feature=youtu.be

    Here’s where it will first be available for sale via Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/4019175

    I thank everyone here for helping me choose Create Space. I couldn’t be happier about the way the book looks. It weighs 1-1/2 POUNDS!

    Ed

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