This Week in the Blogs, August 11 – 17, 2013

by Joel Friedlander on August 18, 2013 · 1 comment

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We’re experiencing a glorious August these days in northern California, and although the days aren’t quite as long as they were earlier in the summer, we want them to last as long as possible. Although some blogs are on vacation, there’s still plenty of great writing to choose from if you want to keep your head in the game, or if you just need a diversion before heading back to the beach. Enjoy.

Joleene Naylor on Self-Published Authors
How to Publish with KDP
“The first option you’re confronted with is whether or not to enroll your book in KDP select. There are a lot of divided opinions on this, and you should do some research before deciding.”

Kate Tilton on BiblioCrunch
What is an Author Street Team?
“A street team is a group of fans that band together to support an artist, author, band, or other such products. Street teams are powerful marketing tools because they tap into an established group of fans and put them to work!”

Victoria McNally on BookWorks
What is Klout? Can It Help You Manage Your Social Media Presence?
“How successful is (Klout) at figuring out just how influential you are? Is it worth signing up for? Today we’ll take you through the basics of what Klout does and whether or not it can do anything for you as a self-publisher.”

Shari Stauch on Where Writers Win
Seven Most Useful Writing Apps for Authors
“There are so many cool apps out there geared to writers that it’s hard to narrow ‘em down. But we have, and here’s seven of our favorites for the craft side of the writer’s life.”

Jason Matthews on How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks
How Indie Authors Sell a Million Books Overnight
“I’ve heard many successful authors share what’s been most effective to them for selling books. While this is not a one-size-fits-all answer, in general this is what authors advise.”

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    Kate Tilton August 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you for the mention Joel! I am glad you enjoyed my post about street teams.

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