Welcome to this issue of the Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. This issue is for September, 2017. We welcome your submissions on topics related to writing, self-publishing, book design or marketing books.
A collection of outstanding articles recently posted to blogs, your reading here will be richly rewarded.
See the end of this post for links to submit your blog posts for the next carnival, or for participating Bloggers and Featured Bloggers to grab your sidebar badges. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Chris Well presents Media Attention: 9 Ways Any Author Can Get It posted at BookWorks Blog, saying, “Media veteran Chris Well shares 9 ways authors can get free media attention and publicity for themselves and their books in his guest post for BookWorks.com”
Erica Verrillo presents Translating Your Self-Published Book posted at Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “Translating your self-published book or story can open it up to global markets. Here are some of the best translation services available to writers. Some have no up-front costs to authors, but operate on a royalty-sharing model. I’ve also listed freelance translator sites and standard translation services. Bonne chance!”
Katherine Pickett presents Beyond Sales: 3 Powerful Benefits of Preorders for Newbie Indie Authors by K. Patrick Donoghue, posted at The POP Newsletter, saying, “Big-name authors routinely list their upcoming titles for preorders, and their books-in-waiting always seem to immediately pop onto the best-seller lists. But what could an unknown indie author hope to achieve by employing the same practice? The answer: Whoa, Nelly!”
Book Design and Production
Louise Harnby presents Proofreading checklist: How to check page proofs like a professional posted at The Proofreader’s Parlour, saying, “This proofreading checklist guides self-publishers through the process of quality control on final designed page proofs. If you’re preparing for print-on-demand or PDF publication, these are the checks that a professional proofreader and a mainstream publisher carry out as standard.”
Deanna Cabinian presents Four Reasons I’ve Stopped Using Facebook and Why Other Authors Should Consider It posted at Deanna Cabinian, saying, “Facebook hasn’t been a good use of my time as an author.”
Lisa Hess presents Teacher Lady vs. Scrappy Writer posted at The Porch Swing Chronicles, saying, “It’s always hard returning to school schedule after a summer when writing time was less difficult to come by.”
Victoria Noe presents Rebooting My Writing Career at a Writing Conference posted at Friend Grief.
Marketing and Selling Your Books
Belinda Griffin presents What bestselling authors can teach you about marketing self-published books posted at SmartAuthorsLab, saying, “This round up post provides a summary of the most important elements of a marketing plan and links to bestselling author and pro book marketer posts that offer more detail. I hope it’s a great resource for indies to refer to. The Book Designer blog gets a mention alongside several others. Thanks for considering it!”