This Week in the Blogs, April 13 – 19, 2019

by | Apr 21, 2019

By Shelley Sturgeon

Attending a family gathering today or just having a lazy weekend? Either way, be sure to check out this week’s selection of articles from some of the best blogs on the web for writing and self-publishing information.

Don’t forget to submit your e-book covers to our e-Book Cover Design Awards contest by the end of the month and check back here next Sunday for our latest Carnival of the Indies blog carnival.

Dan Wagstaff on The Casual Optimist
Book Covers of Note, April 2019
“Well, if the sun’s turned cold and the sky’s got black, it must be April!1 Here are this month’s book cover selections…”

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers
Get to Know These Instagram Apps
“In this five-part series on Instagram, we reach the fifth installment. Here, you’ll read about Instagram image and video apps.”

John Doppler on Self Publishing Advice From The Alliance Of Independent Authors
KDP Piracy Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation
“In my discussions with authors who have deal with piracy of their books, a recurring theme is the loss of royalties. Authors rarely see the lost royalties stolen by pirates, counterfeiters, and other copyright violators, and most assume the money is securely in the pockets of the thieves.”

Chris Syme on Smart Marketing for Authors
Episode 124 – Should You Start a Podcast?
“In this episode Chris outlines several reasons why you may want to consider starting a podcast and one big reason why you shouldn’t.”

Stephanie Chandler on Nonfiction Authors Association
How to Write Sales Copy for the Back of Your Nonfiction Book
“If you’re working on your first book, you will inevitably have to sit down and write the sales copy that appears on the back of your book (also known as “jacket” copy).How to Write Sales Copy for the Back of Your Nonfiction Book For authors who haven’t had to do this before, it can feel like a bit of a challenge.”

 
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1 Comment

  1. Jay

    Hi Shelley,

    Really nice to have run into your site. You have some great info and a lot going on I see. Anyway thanks for sharing as it gives me some great ideas as far as using copy and also other info that I was looking for publishing. Pretty cool!

    Thanks again and keep up this nice work!

    Reply

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