This Week in the Blogs, April 15 – 21, 2012

by | Apr 22, 2012

Spring is rapidly encroaching and brushing off the winter doldrums. Announcements, launches and openings shouldn’t keep you from these great articles this week. We’ve got ereaders, ghostwriters, social media marketing and the real cost of self-publishing. Dive right in.

Nate Hoffelder on The Digital Reader
Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet – Media Device vs eReader
“These 2 Android tablets are often mentioned in the same breath, and most bloggers assume that they are direct competitors. But if my new supposition is correct, users don’t see these devices as competitors.”
@ThDigitalReader

Kim Pearson on The Blood-Red Pencil
How to Pay a Ghost
“Ghostwriting fees can have an extensive range, depending on a host of factors. Costs are unique to each project. Some of the factors which may determine the price are…”
@StoryKim

Rachelle Gardner on Rachelle Gardner
Today’s Publishing Landscape: What Do You See?
“I see a totally unnecessary “us vs. them” mentality when it comes to traditional publishing vs. indie or self-publishing. I see tremendous potential for many authors to take advantage of both avenues.”
@RachelleGardner

Carol Tice on Copyblogger
Putting the Social Back into Social Media: 40 Ways to Build a Loyal Audience
“You have some awesome tools to help you out with that. It’s called social media for a reason — there are dozens of incredible tools that are all about building relationships. And that’s what we’re going to talk about today.”
@TiceWrites

April Hamilton on Indie Author
If You’re Not Ready To Invest, You’re Not Ready To Publish
“The decision to self-publish for profit is a BUSINESS decision. When you decide to self-publish for a profit you are deciding to LAUNCH A BUSINESS. You are going into direct COMPETITION with every other publisher and self-publisher out there, and many of them have a lot more money, time and experience than you do, no matter who you are.”
@IndieAuthor

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