This Week in the Blogs, February 22 – 28, 2014

by | Mar 2, 2014


In like a lion, out like a lamb? We’re all waiting to see as March arrives. The Winter Olympics are over for another four years and Hollywood is about to celebrate the finest in its midst. Interesting times for all. And speaking of interesting, why not take a look at this week’s roundup of great articles on self-publishing? Lots of good reading to be found here.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch on Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Business Rusch: Social Media Part 2 (or Discoverability Part 10 continued)
“Boy, there are a lot of misconceptions among writers about social media and a few of those misconceptions cropped up in last week’s post.”

Sabrina Ricci on Digital Pubbing
A List of Writing and Publishing Conferences
“Electronic Bindery wrote that self publishing needs a Sundance. But until then, there are many conferences that substitute it. Conferences are a great way to meet people in the writing and publishing industry, and to learn about new trends and techniques. Here is a list of conferences happening this year. Most of these are annual, but some of them change locations. They’re divided intro groups, but there may be some overlap.”

Ed Ditto on Good Words
The best $55,000 I never earned
“In 2013 I spent ten days on a writing project that ended up earning $55,000. But I’ll never collect a penny of it…and yet I’m perfectly OK with that. What I wrote was a grant application for a local fire department.”

Miral Sattar on BiblioCrunch
Basics of Online Ebook Retailers
“Thinking about self-publishing and wanted to know about the biggest retailers for your digital and print books? We break it down for you in our easy to navigate guide…”

Nick Thacker on Livehacked
Only $500? Here’s How I’d Do It… (SPA #2)
“If you had $500 and could only go with Amazon/Amazon KDP, Smashwords, Bookbaby or Lulu which would you choose and why. (And yes the money includes prof. edits and cover art, interior formatting).”

Last 2 Days to Take Advantage of Introductory Pricing on Our New 2WAY Templates

This week over on BookDesignTemplates.com we launched 3 new book template designs with a radical twist: Each of these templates can be used to produce either print books, ebooks, or both—from the same Word file!

Yes, it’s astonishing, but true. You can find out all about the way they work in this article from Monday: Breakthrough Technology Cuts Book Formatting Time in Half.

Or head over to the template site and have a look for yourself. You can even download full size PDF samples of each design to see exactly what YOUR book will look like in these designs.

And, until tonight, March 2, at midnight Pacific time, all three are 35% off. You don’t even need a coupon code, just “add to cart” and you will automatically get the discount.

Hey, we can’t make it much easier than that! Go check them out here: Breakthrogh 2WAY Book Design Templates.

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