This Week in the Blogs, December 1 – 7, 2018

POSTED ON Dec 9, 2018

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By Shelley Sturgeon

Life is a little chaotic at this time of the year for many of us, isn’t it? I am trying to finish things up for the year, do shopping, decorating, baking—all on top of my normal routine. I swear my Google Home will soon stop talking to me after the long list of demands I’ve been placing on her. “Hey Google remind me to…” “Hey Google add XXX to my shopping list…” “Hey Google what’s on my calendar for today?” “Hey Google where can I buy…” “Hey Google remember…” I wonder how I ever managed without her!

If you’re like me and talk the virtual ear off your Google Home, if she can’t answer your questions on self-publishing, check out our large articles archive sorted by topic or search our site using the Search box located in the right side panel.

David Gaughran on David Gaughran
Clever Ways Authors Are Using BookBub Ads
“BookBub Ads is the platform where I’ve seen most growth in the last year, to the point where it is rivaling Facebook, especially when factoring in conversion. The amount of money I can spend effectively on BookBub — and by that I mean get an immediate return on investment — has quadrupled in the last twelve months.”

Nathan Bransford on Nathan Bransford
Will you ever buy mostly e-books? 2018 results!
“Something interesting happened last year with the results of my annual e-books survey.”

Lara Perkins on Writer’s Digest
How to Pitch a Picture Book: Secrets for Breaking Into a Growing but Competitive Market
“Pitching a picture book or children’s fiction? Things are looking up. Publisher’s Weekly reports that children’s book sales rose 2.9% for the first five months of 2018, with notable gains for board books.”

Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
You’ve Finished Your First Novel! What to Do Now: 7 Do’s and Don’ts
“Did you win #NaNo? Is it a first novel? Congratulations!!! … Only about 3% of people who start novels actually finish, so you’re a major winner right there.”

Dean Wesley Smith on Dean Wesley Smith
Stay Away From Traditional Book Publishing
“Yes, I Know That is a Dream for Many… But it is a horrid (and I mean horrid beyond words) path for writers now in 2018.”

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