This Week in the Blogs, February 8 – 14, 2014

by Joel Friedlander on February 16, 2014 · 1 comment

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Many of us are looking forward to springtime and all that it brings, and with luck winter is winding down. But, until it does, if you’re still hunkered down inside your house to avoid the cold, why not check out this week’s selection of great articles. And, hey, if you’re already enjoying warm temperatures and sunshine, you might still want to take a look. I think you’ll be glad you did.

Hugh Howey on Author Earnings
The Report
“It’s no great secret that the world of publishing is changing. What is a secret is how much. Is it changing a lot? Has most of the change already happened? What does the future look like?”

Kimberley Grabas on Your Writer Platform
How to Get Reviews For Your Book (Without Begging, Bribing or Resorting to Subterfuge)
“”You know your book is the cutest, smartest, most precocious book in the world–obviously–but, how will top reviewers or your adoring fans know, unless they read it? And how will they know to read it, if there are currently no reviews encouraging them to do so?””

Derek Mur­phy on CreativIndie
300+ Fool-Proof Fonts to use for your Book Cover Design (an epic list of best fonts per genre)
“Using the right fonts on your book cover helps tell the reader what genre your book fits into and elic­its an emo­tional response. You want it to look great, but also be appro­pri­ate, fit in well with the cover design, and (prob­a­bly) be just a lit­tle more inter­est­ing than a stan­dard font.”

Sabrina Ricci on Digital Pubbing
7 Strategies and 94 Tools to Help Indie Authors Find Readers and Reviewers
“Self-publishing is growing, and with it come new resources. One of the biggest hurdles of being an indie author is finding readers and getting reviews (which helps find more readers).”

Henry Baum on Self-Publishing Review
Best WordPress Themes for Writers & Publishers
“Setting up an author website is pretty much a given for all self-publishers. Given that blogging is also an important facet of author promotion, it can be easier to use a blogging platform for the overall website. It’s very possible to make a blogging template function as a commercial website.”

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