By Shelley Sturgeon
Some great writing and self-publishing related articles for your reading pleasure again this week. Enjoy!
And those reminders:
- your ebook cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards contest for February by February 29th. All the information you need can be found here.
- your articles to our Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival by February 15th.
Kristen Lamb on Kristen Lamb – Author, Speaker, Professional Troublemaker
Amazon Past Prime: Why Major Retailers & Publishers are Going it Alone
“Why should writers care about all this? I am so happy y’all asked. So I KNOW not everyone has been following this blog since the Publishing Dark Ages (I have literally been blogging since Borders was alive).”
Pat Stoltey on The Blood Red Pencil
The Best Writer’s Critique Group Ever!
“For this post, I’ll focus on the high points for the best ways to find or create a group that works for you, what makes a successful critique group, and how to be the best critique group member ever.”
Shawn Inmon on Indies Unlimited
You Don’t Need to Suck at Marketing
“One of the most common refrains I hear is, “I don’t sell a lot of books because I suck at marketing.””
Frances Caballo on Social Media Just For Writers
8 Social Media Scheduling Apps for Writers
“If you don’t want to be online all day posting your tweets and images, you need to check out this list of eight social media scheduling apps.”
Laurence O’Bryan on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Center
What Amazon Ads Dashboard Changes Mean For Authors
“Advertising a book on Amazon is one way to help ensure readers have a chance to see it when they are looking for similar books on Amazon. Most books are simply never seen by readers, as there are now so many on Amazon.”