By Shelley Sturgeon
Another selection of great articles on self-publishing this week. Enjoy!
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Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
The Decline of Mainstream Fiction: Why Authors Need a Genre in Today’s Fragmented Publishing World.
“Choosing a genre for your novel is one of the toughest challenges for many new writers. This week both former agent Nathan Bransford and current agent Jessica Faust wrote posts telling authors their books must have a genre. But new writers may not know why this has become such a hard-and-fast rule, or why the publishing world has become so fragmented.”
Kristen Lamb on Kristen Lamb – Author, Blogger, Social Media Jedi
Amazon Publishing: The Road to Conquest & How Bezos Razed New York
“Amazon Publishing might be the new normal of the 21st century book business. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen.”
John Doppler on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Center
Amazon’s Unwritten Print Pricing Rule
“When Amazon folded its CreateSpace print-on-demand services into its KDP platform, few authors realized that this restriction was applied to print books as well. If you priced your paperback at $14.99, but it was available on other retailers for $12.99, Amazon could take disciplinary action against your account.”
Randi Minetor on Build Book Buzz
I wish I hadn’t done that: Tales from the book promotion road
“Book signings with no talk, however, rarely result in sales for a midlist author whose name does not spark instant recognition.”
Nicole Pyles on Wow! Women on Writing
An Author’s Guide to Book Bloggers
“If handled in a professional, mutually supportive way, a book blogger can be part of a long-term relationship of support and growth for an author. So, before you Google search “book bloggers” and email one hundred random ones, asking if they can review your book, there are a few things you should keep in mind.”