By Shelley Sturgeon
Thought we could all use a cat picture today.
- Submit your articles to our Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival by March 15th.
- Submit your e-book cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards March contest by March 31st.
Be well everyone and don’t forget to read this week’s selection of great articles!
Cate Baum on Self-Publishing Review
What Do Amazon KDP Terms Mean For Self-Published Authors in 2020?
“2020 sees a shake-up to the Amazon KDP Terms, so let’s take a look at the main clauses that affect both authors publishing on KDP and reviewers who leave reviews for Kindle Books.”
Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
Clueless Advice People Give New Writers: 10 Things to Ignore
“I don’t know why, but everybody who’s ever read a bestselling book seems to think they know all about the publishing business. They don’t do this with lawyers or dentists, but they assume writers are starved for advice on how to conduct their careers.”
Arthur Klepchukov on Writer Unboxed
Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time in Spring 2020
“This contest submissions season covers deadlines from March through May 2020. Spring is an active submission time for many literary journals and contests associated with universities, before they break for summer.”
Jessica Strawser on Writer’s Digest
Why (& How) Books Sometimes Get New Covers
“You get only one chance, the saying goes, to make a first impression. But if your book launched in hardcover and a paperback edition is forthcoming—or if you’re releasing, or rereleasing, any new edition, no matter your publisher or method—you might get a second chance after all.”
Desiree Villena on How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks
Should You Ever Print Your Book On Demand?
“As an ebook entrepreneur, you probably haven’t spent much time considering the possibilities of printing your book on demand. After all, why spend money on additional design work and printing costs when ebooks are so much easier to format and distribute?”