This Week in the Blogs, September 15 – 21, 2013

by Joel Friedlander on September 22, 2013 · 2 comments

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Although I’m on the road, nothing stops the wandering blogger equipped with a laptop and a wifi connection. This week we’ve got a lot of articles on social media, reader sites, and another way to enhance the profitability of your ebooks. Enjoy.

Nina Amir on How to Blog a Book
Pressbooks: An Option for Blogging Books and Booking Blogs from Start to Finish
“I’m always on the look out for ways writers and bloggers can easily blog their books or book their blogs. For some time now I have been aware of Pressbooks.com, but I haven’t had the time to try producing a book using their technology.”

Lisa Hall-Wilson on Jane Friedman
5 Reasons to Use a Facebook Profile (Not a Page) to Build Platform
“Readers want to connect with you, the author, personally. Profiles give the appearance of being more approachable than a Page because a Page comes with a perception of built-in distance. If readers want to get to know you and your writing, a Profile can be a more organic place to accomplish that, especially with both the “Friend” and “Follow” option.”

Katherine Sears on BookPromotion.com
Examining Wattpad
“An important distinction from other social media spaces is that this is one of the few sites where it is totally acceptable to talk about your book and writing more than anything else. In other words, for many authors and other book pros, this may be the most comfortable place to dip your toe into social media marketing.”

Nate Hoffelder on The Digital Reader
Goodreads Announces New Content Policy – Now Deletes Reviews Which Mention Author Behavior
“Goodreads announced a new content policy on Friday. In addition to a few token gestures in support of an anti-bullying policy, this Amazon-owned online community has announced that they will now delete bookshelves and reviews that focus on author behavior:”

Ed Ditto on GoodWords
Enhance your ebooks and your bottom line with creative hyperlinks
“I’m sure you’re aware that you can add hyperlinks to your Kindle titles, but I wanted to review how Scrivener handles this process, and then I’ll suggest ways to use hyperlinks to enhance the value you deliver to your customers–and your own bottom line–without spamming yourself into oblivion.”

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    Kevin T. Johns September 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I always like these blog round-ups, thanks!

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    Katie Cross September 23, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Great links, thanks so much!

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