This Week in the Blogs, August 25 – 31, 2018

by | Sep 2, 2018

By Shelley Sturgeon

Welcome September! For many this month is all about getting back to routines. As an indie author, do you find that you are more disciplined with your writing projects as the autumn approaches?

Deadlines and reminders for our readers:

  • You can always access past articles from The Book Designer by topic here.
     
  • Submission deadline for our Carnival of the Indies blog carnival is September 15th. Information about the Carnival of the Indies and the submission form can be found here. The post runs on the last Sunday of September.
     
  • Submission deadline for September’s e-Book Cover Design Awards is September 30th. Information about the e-Book Cover Design Awards and the submission form can be found here. August’s e-Book Cover Design Awards blog post will run on September 24th.

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers
What’s New to Pinterest for Writers?
“I’ve written a lot about Pinterest for writers in the past, but it’s been a while since I wrote anything new about this platform.”

Dan Kenitz on How to Blog a Book
Free Online Tools to Make Blogging Your Book Easier
“Take advantage of the free online tools that can not only make your job easier but can actively reduce your workload as you sprint toward the finish line.”

Judith Briles on The Book Shepherd
Do you want your books in Barnes & Noble?
“YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT TO B&N for bookstore consideration and purchase.”

Melinda Clayton on Indies Unlimited
More Free Tools for Authors: Grammar Checkers
“I’m back with even more free resources for authors. Instead of free photos and music, these resources are designed to help with grammar and mechanics.”

Ruth Harris on Anne R. Allen’s blog… with Ruth Harris
What Ian Fleming Did to Make James Bond a Success (Besides Write Terrific Books)
“It’s not just today’s authors who work hard. Consider Ian Fleming.”

Other Links of Interest

30 Fantastic Writer’s Conferences for Authors, Bloggers and Freelancers

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time in Fall 2018

Atlanta’s Biggest Gathering For Black Authors Promises to Deliver

Introduction to Self-Publishing – Blount County Public Library, Tennessee

Self Publishing Resources

Central N.L. authors say self-publishing gives them freedom and creative control

2018 BookBaby Student Scholarship Opportunity

Writing Stack Exchange
 
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