This Week in the Blogs, August 4 – 10, 2018

by | Aug 12, 2018

By Shelley Sturgeon

Hope your weekend is going well. Don’t miss this week’s selection of great articles on writing and self-publishing from some of the best blogs on the web.

And, just a quick reminder to submit your blog posts to our Carnival of the Indies blog carnival by August 15th. All the information you need, and the submission form, can be accessed here.

Ellen L. Buikema on Indies Unlimited
Adding a Video to Your Book’s Amazon Sales Page
“While perusing Facebook, I noticed a post in the Indies Unlimited Fans Group that piqued my interest — the new “add your video” option for your book’s Amazon sales page.”

Carolyn Howard-Johnson on Nonfiction Authors Association
How to Use Your Reviews and Excerpts by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
“The beauty of reviews and the praise extracted from them is that you can continue to use them as long as you want and some can be used for more than just the book that is being reviewed.”

P. S. Hoffman on Writer’s Digest
When Should You Hire an Editor? 3 Professional Editors Weigh In
“Want to write the best possible book? You need an editor. … Editors are critical for making your writing “tight” and immersive.”

Nate Hoffelder on The Digital Reader
Where to Go for Author Services without CreateSpace
“Authors seeking the editing, design, and marketing services formerly provided by CreateSpace still have many options, and independent authors can choose one or more service firms based on their project’s needs.”

Rachelle Gardner on Rachelle Gardner Literary Agent
Questions About Author Platform
“I seem to receive more questions about platform than anything else, so I’m answering some basics today.”

Other Links of Interest

34th Annual Central Coast Writers Conference

Ebooks: How digital publishers are ‘shaking up’ the industry
 
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