By Shelley Sturgeon
Welcome October! With the start of the final quarter of the year, are you accessing your progress with your writing and self-publishing goals for this year, and starting to plan your projects for next year? The new year will be here before we know it!
A good selection of articles again this week. Enjoy!
And, don’t forget:
- Submissions for our next Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival are accepted until Tuesday, October 15th.
- Submissions for October’s e-Book Cover Design Awards will be accepted until Halloween–Thursday, October 31st.
Any questions? Leave a comment or contact us here.
Lisa Tener on Lisa Tener
How to Speak to Journalists Before Your Book is Published (And Not Give It All Away)
“During a lively conversation with a participant in my book proposal course, he asked, “how to speak to journalists and not give my book away before my book is published?””
Cate Baum on Self-Publishing Review
Amazon Eliminates Two Promotional Options
“Sending emails to users, Amazon announced that Kindle Matchbook and Amazon Giveaway are shutting down.”
Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Book publishing statistics
“Authors who want to succeed in this profession need to stay on top of the book publishing industry.”
Mike Shatzkin on The Shatzkin Files
One big change in book publishing is that it does not require you to have much of an organization to play anymore
“More than two decades into its digital transition, book publishing has evolved so that a capital-intensive infrastructure is no longer a requirement to successfully develop a book, or a list of books, and bring the books to market.”
Nathan Bransford on Nathan Bransford
32 book marketing ideas
“The most important principle of book marketing is this one: don’t try to do everything. Instead, focus on what you like and what you’re best at. Here’s a big list of book marketing ideas to help you hone in on what you should do.”