It’s a great day to chillax and catch up on reading some of the great posts for self-publishers that were in the blogs this week. Find out about tracking your book sales, the use of pen names, giveaways on Goodreads and much more.
Mick Rooney on The Independent Publishing Magazine
The 12 Publishing Shakers You Should Be Following
“TIPM has compiled a list of influential people authors should be following in the world of all things publishing. No introductions. Here we go from 12 to 1, with some commentary. This is no way comprehensive. By all means add your favourite shaker to visit for essential information as a savvy author in the comments.”
Helen Sedwick on Keeping It Legal
Questions about Copyright, Pen Names and 1099s
“Today, I am going to answer questions posted by readers through emails, my website, and even Amazon reviews. I appreciated when readers take the time to ask questions. It helps me know what’s on your minds.”
Sabrina Ricci on Digital Pubbing
Indie Authors: Tracking Book Sales
“Earning a living as an indie author is very difficult. There are no advances, and books compete with well-known authors as well as other forms of entertainment, such as movies, TV shows, and music.”
Nick Thacker on Livehacked
Goodreads Giveaways: How to Win Readers and Promote Your Book
“If you’ve been on the writer/reader social network recently purchased by Amazon, you’ll probably have seen the “Giveaways” section.”
Carla King on MediaShift
Which Subscription Service is Best for Self-Published Authors: Kindle Unlimited, Scribd or Oyster?
“Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book reader subscription program caused a real commotion in the publishing industry last month. But how will this “Netflix for books” model affect the self-publishing industry? Is Kindle Unlimited the best, or should self-publishers join the Scribd or Oyster programs instead?”