This Week in the Blogs, April 23 – 29, 2016

by | May 1, 2016

The first day of a brand new month! Can you believe that it’s May already? For your reading pleasure I’ve picked out another great selection of articles full of tips and information that were published this week on some of the best blogs on writing and self-publishing. Have a read and make sure to also check out the great articles we featured here on The Book Designer during April. You can find them listed here in case you missed any.

Molly Greene on Molly Greene: Writer
The NEW Easy Way To Go FREE On Amazon
“Just a quick post to update a previous one. A while back I shared The Easy Way To Price Match FREE On Amazon. That process has changed slightly. Amazon – in their infinite wisdom – must have decided they’d made it too easy for authors to price match books to free. What?”

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just For Writers
How to Find Great Content Your Readers Will Love – Part 2
“How do you succeed when using social media or even when blogging? Deliver great content. Always. Sometimes finding great content can be time consuming. These tools will help you economize your discovery phase of social media marketing.”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
9 things you can do with your book’s press release
“Your book’s press release, as authors often refer to it, summarizes your book, helps people understand how it will help or entertain them, and tells them a little about the author and why she’s the best person to write it. – See more at: https://buildbookbuzz.com/your-books-press-release/#sthash.w0UcUfpZ.dpuf”

Ruth Harris on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… With Ruth Harris
HOW TO SURVIVE HARD KNOCKS U.: A Writer’s Guide
“Scammers and con artists have been around publishing since writers were using chisels to carve words into stone tablets. They loot, cheat and steal. They’re the faculty of Hard Knocks U. and they are out to get you.”

Karen Pashley on Live Write Thrive
10 Things You Ought to Learn before You Self-Publish Your Book
“Going indie is a fantastic adventure. So much to learn! So much to do! If there is one thing I could advise wanna-be indie authors, it’s this: resolve to learn all you can well in advance of actually publishing your book.

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Mark Coker on Smashwords
2016 Smashwords Survey Reveals Insight into the Habits of Bestselling Authors
“Welcome to the fifth annual 2016 Smashwords Survey! … This is hot off the presses. Last Thursday I revealed the Survey results at the RT Booklovers Convention in Las Vegas. … My goal with the Survey is to help Smashwords authors and publishers identify opportunities to reach more readers.”

 
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