By Shelley Sturgeon
So? How was your week? Got a collection of some good articles from some of the best writing and self-publishing blogs on the web. If you run out of reading material, remember that you can always explore more articles on these blogs or check out our articles archive here at The Book Designer.
Don’t forget that we’re still taking submissions for our blog carnival Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies until the 15th of May, and you still have time to submit your e-book covers for May’s e-Book Cover Design Awards. The submission deadline for that is May 31st.
Wishing you a safe, happy and productive week. See you back here next Friday.
Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
4 Facebook features that give you more control
“Whether you’re using Facebook for book marketing, personal use, or both, you’ll be interested in these four lesser-known Facebook features.”
AskALLi Team on ALLI’s Self-Publishing Advice Center
The Ultimate Guide to Selling Books on your Author Website
“When cosy mystery bestseller Morgana Best was interviewed by ALLi in 2018, alongside the great advice she offered to indie authors she asked an important question: “Why build your empire on rented land?””
Dave Chesson on Self-Publishing Review
Awesome Time-Saving Tools for Authors
“As self-publishers, we have a lot to do every day to make sure our business is running smoothly. Every minute you save is useful–but remember, during tough times like these, it’s always a good idea to come to the desk refreshed and with a positive mental attitude.”
Sean Platt on Sterling & Stone
Book Editors (Everything You Need To Know)
“Before we get into just how much an editor can do for you, it’s important to understand the different kinds of editors available. The main types are developmental editors, copyeditors, line editors, and proofreaders.”
Julie Cantrell on Funds for Writers
Five Cost-Free Ways to Stay Focused While Writing
“Since becoming a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, I’ve learned a trick or two about improving my productivity. With a constant stream of freelance assignments, editorial deadlines, emails, and speaking events, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and distracted.”