By Shelley Sturgeon
We’re in the middle of a heat wave here in the Great White North as I write this. Temperatures “feel like” 107.6 Fahrenheit with the humidex factored in. When it’s this hot and humid all you want to do is find a cool spot to hang out with a good book because anything else takes too much effort, right?
In the absence of a good book, maybe read this week’s selection of articles instead—and don’t forget the lemonade. :-)
There’s still time to submit your ebook cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards contest for July. All the information you need can be found here.
Check back next Sunday for our Carnival of the Indies blog carnival.
Nate Hoffelder on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
How to Waste Money When Self-Publishing a Book
“Self-publishing a book can get quite expensive. A good cover designer can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, and the editorial costs can set you back even more.”
Nathan Bransford on Nathan Bransford
Audible adds a controversial new feature (This week in books)
“There was some news that roiled the publishing world this week, as Audible announced a feature called Audible Captions, which would display text while an audiobook is playing.”
Chris Syme on Smart Marketing for Authors
Episode 135 – Welcome to the Marketing Rebellion [New]
“In this short ten-minute episode Chris talks about the new book by marketing wise guy Mark Schaeffer titled, Marketing Rebellion – the most human company wins. Schaeffer talks about the importance of adjusting to the new culture of buying: connecting with real humans.”
Kristen Lamb on Kristen Lamb – Author, Speaker, Professional Troublemaker
Gatekeepers & Good Books: Trophy Fishing in a Literary Tsunami
“Gatekeepers have always served a crucial function, albeit a function we (readers) might not have paid much attention to until recently.”
Dawn Field on BookBaby Blog
Is your manuscript ready for editing?
“What you need from an editor depends on where you stand in the story development queue. Are you still developing your plot, characters, or setting? Are you on draft number 20? Just combing out the last typos?”