This Week in the Blogs, February 24 – March 2, 2013

by Joel Friedlander on March 3, 2013 · 4 comments

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Well, I’ve just about recovered from the recent week-long launch of BookDesignTemplates.com, our new site to help DIY self-publishers create better books with the tools that they’re already using. But our bloggers haven’t slowed down, turning out superior content that will help any author write better, market better and publish better. Today you’ve got an introduction to Wattpad, help with keywords, a success story, advice for authors, and warnings on copyright practices. Go ahead and take a bite.

Robert Tanner on BiblioCrunch
What is Wattpad? And how can it help me as a self-published author?
“What Wattpad is: A perfectly crafted content creation and delivery platform for authors to create content and display it to their users to consume in an effective way.”

Beth Hayden on Copyblogger
How to Find the Keywords that Work for Your Content Marketing Goals
“You want keywords that are not only popular, but have been steadily popular for months (or years). And you want keywords that have a good outlook for the upcoming months and years.”

David Gaughran on Let’s Get Digital
From Pizza Hut To Easy Street: The David Dalglish Story
“David’s stellar sales (over 350,000 books to date) led to big offers from major publishers. But he wasn’t able to accept any of them – until recently. David is here today to tell us more. Trust me when I say this is quite the story.”

Anne Hill on Creative Content Coaching
Four Big Lessons for Authors
“Who knew that by not achieving my main goal of getting published all these years, I would now be in a stronger position than if I’d had easy wins early on?”

Victoria Strauss on Writer Beware Blog
Why Not to Register Copyright for Unpublished Work
“If you have an unpublished manuscript that you’re shopping to agents and/or publishers, or considering self-publishing, there’s no need to register your copyright prior to publication.”

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    Anne Hill March 4, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Thanks so much for the shout-out, Joel! It’s fantastic to be in the company of so many other great blog articles this week.

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    Joel Friedlander March 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Thanks for all you do for authors, Anne, it’s my pleasure.

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    K8 March 5, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Thanks for sharing the BiblioCrunch blog :) We put a lot of work into it.

    -K8
    http://froze8.blogspot.com/

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