This Week in the Blogs, August 31 – September 6, 2019

by | Sep 8, 2019

By Shelley Sturgeon

The first weeks that children are back in school means getting back into routines for many of us. Summer is winding down, leaves are changing colour (depending, of course, on where you live) and thoughts of Thanksgiving, Halloween and yearend holidays are just starting to creep into our consciousness.

For writers, plans for NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) and its nonfiction equivalent NaNonFiWriMo (National Nonfiction Writing Month) a.k.a. WNFIN (Write Nonfiction in November) may be on the horizon as well. Are you participating this year?

And, don’t forget:

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Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
10 Kinds of Critique Groups that Can Drive You Bonkers
“I recommend that new writers take advantage of critique groups in order to learn about the publishing business and the craft of writing. Writing courses are expensive and often not as helpful as a good critique group.”

Boni Wagner-Stafford on Self-Publishing Advice Center
How to Get Editorial Reviews for Your Self-Published Book
“Let’s clarify what we’re talking about when we say “editorial reviews.” Editorial reviews, also called endorsements, are those glowing comments you find on front covers, back covers, inside in the front matter, and on your book’s page with the distributor/retailer (e.g. Amazon).”

David Gaughran on David Gaughran
Audio Innovations and Superfans
“When I was at NINC last year in Florida last year, I was telling my mailing list that all the exciting developments in audio are coming from outside Amazon right now, from people like Findaway, Kobo, Chirp/BookBub, and various companies serving the library market.”

Emmanuel Nataf on How to Blog a Book
5 Book Marketing Dos and Don’ts to Help You Sell Your Book
“Promoting and running a blog isn’t easy. And if you’re a blogger thinking about going from blog to book, you’ll further discover that marketing a book is an entirely different ball game.”

C. Hope Clark on Funds For Writers
The Author Newsletter
“I’m going to be daring in making a statement. I don’t think author newsletters work.”
 
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