Welcome to this issue of the Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. This issue is for June, 2011. We welcome your submissions on topics related to writing, self-publishing, book design or marketing books.
A collection of outstanding articles recently posted to blogs, your reading here will be richly rewarded.
See the end of this post for links to submit your blog posts for the next carnival, or for participating Bloggers and Featured Bloggers to grab your sidebar badges. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Carla King presents Literary Agents Try New Role as Self-Publishing Consultants posted at MediaShift, saying, “With big publishing buying only the crème de la crème of books, and more authors turning to self-publishing, many literary agents are getting squeezed right out of the middle. But some savvy agents are acting as literary consultants to help their authors self-publish, a role that offers up new opportunities and challenges for everybody in the industry'”
James Moushon presents eBook Self-Publishing: A Simple Guideline and Some Tips on Taking Those First Steps posted at Self-Publishing Review. “Starting to self-publish your ebook or even thinking about it can be a daunting task. A little help before you start will save you time and help you in publishing your ebook in all the right places.”
Book design and production
Sarah Bolme presents Print is Not Dead posted at Marketing Christian Books.
Ebooks and ebook readers
Isabel Anders presents Whither Books? posted at BlogHer.
Marketing and Selling Your Books
Joe Manausa presents Defining Internet Squeeze posted at The Internet Squeeze, saying, “We have to continuously remind ourselves that we always have blinders on, and future solutions might not be found in a linear pattern from our current processes, rather a geometric growth might take us to the future in our industry. The Internet Squeeze is a book for the traditional brick and mortar business owner who needs to transition to a model that emphasizes interaction on the internet, and it is not too late for you.”
Lindsay Buroker presents Using Twitter to Promote Your Blog posted at Ebook Endeavors, saying, “Having a blog can be a great way to sell more books, but only if people know about your blog and visit! Twitter can be a great way to drive more traffic to your site, but many authors don’t use it effectively. Check out these tips for help.”
Helen Gallagher presents What does a publicist do for a new author? posted at Pajama Marketing, saying, “Pajama Marketing: A new post every Saturday morning, so you can work on your writing in your PJs.”
Jason Boog presents Best Book Publicists on Twitter posted at GalleyCat.
Jacob Duchaine presents Free Publishing Your Book: Self Publishing NOT Vanity Publishing posted at The Writer Tank Journal.
Writing tools and tips
Adam Charles presents Weed, Tighten & Shine by Terri Giuliano Long posted at iWriteReadRate.com Blog, saying, “We’re delighted to continue our series of posts on advice for writers with this article by Terri Giuliano Long about self-editing and refining your work. Terri is a novelist and a teacher of writing in Boston, USA. Without further ado, here is her article written for iWriteReadRate.com.”
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