By Shelley Sturgeon
So here we are on the first day of the last month of the year. In a mere 31 days, we’ll be entering into a brand new year and a brand new decade. Are you ready? Have you successfully scratched off most of the items on your 2019 writing and self-publishing to-do list? Are you making plans to complete, publish and promote projects in 2020? So much to think about…
And while you’re thinking about that, don’t forget:
- Your blog posts for December’s Carnival of the Indies blog carnival by midnight December 15th.
- Submissions for December’s e-Book Cover Design Awards will be accepted until the end of the month, Tuesday, December 31st–New Year’s Eve.
Ruth Harris on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
How to Ride The Publishing Roller Coaster Without Falling Off: How to Stay Sane in a Crazy Business
“The publishing roller coaster can drive you nuts if you let it.”
Lee Purcell on BookBaby Blog
Creating A Low-Cost Book Trailer
“Whether you are active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, or other platforms, video book trailers can engage potential readers visually, aurally, and emotionally, which is likely to spark notice and interest in the maelstrom that is social media.”
Mike Shatzkin on The Idea Logical Company
Should Barnes & Noble rethink its supply chain?
“About 25 years ago, Ingram was benefiting from a big buildout of America’s bookstore network. Borders and Barnes & Noble were both opening new stores — big stores — at a rapid rate.”
Dan Brotzel on Funds for Writers
Top Tips for Writing the Copy for Your Author Website
“Use these tips to help you to create a more intuitive and engaging experience for your readers.”
Joseph Perry on Nonfiction Authors Association
Fair Use – When Can I Use Third-Party Text? By Joseph Perry
“If you have written or are writing a nonfiction book, you likely have come across text belonging to a third party and have asked yourself: “Can I use it?””