The days are getting longer since we turned the clocks ahead last weekend and that’s been nice, hasn’t it? I’ve rounded up another great selection of blog posts on self-publishing, book reviews, teaching online classes, marketing, and some interesting tools to share with you today. Check them out if you get the chance.
Martin Crosbie on Indies Unlimited
What Do Book Reviewers Really, Really Want?
“I polled a few reviewers and I asked them one question (well, two actually): Other than being attracted to a book because it falls within your favored genre, are there other factors that sway you in picking one book over another? If so, what are they?”
Darcy Pattison on Jane Friedman
How to Self-Publish Children’s Books Successfully: Notes From the Trenches
“Within the past few months, there has been increased conversation around self-publishing in the children’s book market, including three focused posts here at this site.”
Sabrina Ricci on Digital Pubbing
Indie Authors and Authorpreneurs: Teaching Online Courses
“To many people, self-publishing means producing ebooks. But nowadays, that’s a limited way of thinking. A lot of indie authors call themselves authorpreneurs, and at least some of them have expanded their business to include not only books, but other digital content such as blogs, podcasts, videos, and even online courses.”
Judith Briles on The Book Shepherd
KickButt Author and Book Publishing Ahas: KeyWord Search and Spy Tools
“Knowing who your competition is, what key words and phrases to use and which people are looking for in your topic area are all powerful resources. Here are six to use…”
Lindsay Buroker on Lindsay Buroker
Marketing Your Series: a Plan for a Solid Launch and Sales for Years to Come
“Let’s talk about publishing and marketing a series today. It’s generally what you’ll hear authors recommend doing, since it can be tough to gain traction with readers when you’re doing unrelated stand-alone novels.”
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