This Week in the Blogs, December 12-18, 2010

by | Dec 19, 2010


We’re rushing toward the holiday next week, and it seems the year isn’t quite long enough to fit all the things we intend to put into it. No matter, we’ll soon be gathering with friends and family, but that’s no reason to skip some great reading. Peruse at your leisure, and take in the fruits of the blogs. Enjoy!

DC Denison on O’Reilly radar
Getting Google to notice your ebook
“There are a few practices that authors and publishers can follow to increase the likelihood that a book or ebook comes to Google’s attention.”

M. Louisa Locke on The Front Parlor
The First Year as an Indie Author in Review: Sweet Success
“I have had a very successful first year as an indie author; however, there is no particular secret to my success.”

Henry Hutton on Publish & Sell
The Question about Self-Publishing into Ebooks has been Answered, and the Answer is “Yes!”
“If you do your research and think strategically about your ebook approach you’ll be able to come up with a successful plan to implement. You may even find . . . that your ebook publishing plan becomes your primary publishing effort.”

Roger C. Parker on Published & Profitable
Create a handout that promotes your brand & your book
“lack of big budget resources doesn’t mean authors have to do without an effective handout, or leave-behind, for their speeches and presentations.”

Dan Mayer on Smashing Magazine
“What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces
“For many beginners, the task of picking fonts is a mystifying process. There seem to be endless choices . . . with no way of understanding the options. . . Selecting the right typeface is a mixture of firm rules and loose intuition, and takes years of experience to develop a feeling for. Here are five guidelines for picking and using fonts that I’ve developed in the course of using and teaching typography.”

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies coming next week

Submissions are running high for next week’s blog carnival, and there’s still time to send us links to your great content for self-publishers. It promises to be a blockbuster issue, and I know you want to be a part of it. Monday’s the deadline, but you can always email me if you oversleep. See you next week.

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1 Comment

  1. Roger C. Parker

    Dear Joel:
    Thanks for the new resources you introduced me to today–and continue to do every Sunday. Today was an exceptionally idea-rich post. There were notable ideas in every post–and my blog roll has benefited.

    Thanks, also, for including me in your roundup.
    Best wishes–
    Roger

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