By Shelley Sturgeon
Some great articles for you again this week that you won’t want to miss.
And, FYI, there’s still time to submit your ebook cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards contest for August. All the information you need can be found here. Submissions are accepted until August 31st.
Be sure to check back here next week for our latest issue of Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies.
Victoria Strauss on Writer Beware
From the Philippines, Not With Love: A Plague of Publishing and Marketing Scams
“I’ve been expending a lot of words and time lately warning about the latest scam phenomenon to hit the writing world: fake publishing and marketing companies that, through outrageous prices and worthless services, extract enormous amounts of money from unwary writers.”
Dan Wagstaff on The Casual Optimist
Book Covers of Note, August 2019
“Here are your August book covers of note. Another good month, I think?”
Scott McCormick on BookBaby Blog
Pen Names: How And Why To Use Them
“When my first book was being published, I toyed with the idea of using a pen name for about three seconds. Looking back, I may have missed an opportunity.”
Stephanie Chandler on Nonfiction Authors Association
Book Sales Page Website Checklist
“The sales page for your book is extremely important.Book Sales Page Website Checklist It should attract visitors and entice them to buy. But keep it simple. Website visitors have short attention spans.”
Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Use unusual September holidays for book promotion
“September brings many opportunities for book promotion when you link your book to one of the many offbeat and unexpected holidays that are unique to this fall month.”