Welcome to this issue of the Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. This issue is for September, 2014. 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 […]
Archives for September 2014
Should You Be Using a Pen Name? by Helen Sedwick explains why authors use pen names, how to choose and register a pen name, and what not to do when using one.
Turn Your Blog Into a Book Production Machine by Nina Amir explains how, with the right focus and planning, your blog can become a book-production machine.
14 Definitions You Need to Know When Creating an Author Media Kit by Joan Stewart explains what authors should include in their author media kit to present you and your book in the best light possible.
Blogs for Self-Publishers, September 13 – 19, 2014 including Sandra Beckwith, Helen Sedwick, Scott Lorenz, Barb Drozdowich and Ben Galley.
Warning: Discoverability Dependency is Hazardous to Your Fiction Marketing by Jason Kong explains why you should seek out and connect with influencers, fans and peers to increase your discoverability and help market your book.
e-Book Cover Design Awards, August 2014 including James T. Egan, Damonza, Angela Tavares, Matt Hinrichs, Kit Foster, Kim McGillivray, Paramita Bhattacharjee, Jo Malevoire, Dane Low
Blogs for Self-Publishers, September 6 – 12, 2014 including Nate Hoffelder, Mick Rooney, JA Konrath, Frances Caballo and Penny Sansevieri
What Does Editing Look Like? Behind the (Crime) Scene at the Editor’s Screen by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas explains the differences between developmental editing, stylistic/structural editing , copyediting and word-level editing.
Ed. note: This post (part of the Book Construction Blueprint series) was briefly published on February 2, 2010, and removed a few hours later. After hitting the “Publish” button I realized there were numerous images in the post that needed more than attribution, they needed permission from the rights holder. In this case, that was […]