I’m speaking at the San Francisco Writers Conference today on book design, and publishing, promoting and selling your book. If you happen to be at the conference, be sure to say hello. For those of you who aren’t able to attend, I’ve rounded up some great articles from the blogs this week that you may find helpful for your writing and self-publishing projects.
Sharon Bially on Writer Unboxed
Simple Promo Tip: Call Your Book By its Name
“It’s a funny thing, being both the creator of such an intimate and personal product as a book and the one who has to do most of its peddling. This contradiction — asking authors to throw what’s often deeply private smack into the public realm for commercial purposes — can have strange effects on behavior.”
Henry Baum on Self-Publishing Review
How to Choose Kindle Keywords
“One of the more confusing aspects of publishing to KDP is selecting keywords. For many writers, finding that sweet spot for the right keywords has been the difference between sales and obscurity. Like Google SEO, there’s a bit of an art to it and it’s important to experiment if your sales are currently flat.”
Penny Sansevieri on A Marketing Expert, Inc.
eBook Sites You Should Be Using to Promote Your eBook Deal!
“Check out these sites when you need to get the word out about your eBook promotion!”
Kristen Lamb on Kristen Lamb’s Blog
Three NEVERS of Social Media for Writers
“These three professional blunders can hang on like the smell of dead fish and stink up our author career, so avoid them at all cost. I understand that many of you who follow this blog are new, so if you’ve made one of these mistakes, you’re learning. We all oops (especially in the beginning), so don’t sweat it. Yet, I see these three behaviors far more often than I’d like.”
JP Medved on Lindsay Buroker
How to Get a Custom Book Cover for $5 Using Fiverr by JP Medved
“I’ve paid for a couple of book-promotion gigs on Fiverr (only one was even worth the $5), but I wouldn’t have thought to look for cover artists there. I can see where it would make a lot of sense for an author without much money to spend and especially for an author publishing serials or short stories that aren’t likely to earn back the cost of more expensive artwork.”
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