This Week in the Blogs, February 28 – March 6, 2015

POSTED ON Mar 8, 2015

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Last week was a busy week in the blogs for authors and self-publishers with lots of great content and reader comments. It was tough to select just five articles for you but I think you’ll find these ones quite informative. So have a read and let me know what you think below in the comments.

Becca Mills on The Active Voice
Independent Publishing and Dmca Abuse, or “How a Scammer Got My Book Blocked with Very Little Effort”
“Okay, I’ve got a story. It’s a sort of scary one. I think independent/self-publishing authors need to know about it, and telling it carefully and correctly is also important for my own situation, so I’m going to take my time and lay it all out in order.”

David Gaughran on Let’s Get Digital
Barnes & Noble’s Dirty Little Secret: Author Solutions and Nook Press
“Nook Press – Barnes & Noble’s self-publishing platform – launched a selection of author services last October including editing, cover design, and (limited) print-on-demand. … Immediate speculation surrounded who exactly was providing these services, with many – including Nate Hoffelder, Passive Guy, and myself – speculating it could be Author Solutions. However, there was no proof. … Until now.”

Ben Wallace on Molly Greene: Writer
How To Make An Author Video
“Last month I was here talking about how to stage a comeback and I plan on updating everyone on how that’s going in a few weeks. In the meantime I want to talk about videos.”

Nate Hoffelder on Ink, Bits & Pixels
Infographic: The Value of a Book (to an Author)
“Lulu put together the following infographic to show just how much money an author could make if they self-publish a print title vs selling the rights to a publisher, and other reasons why an author might want to self-publish.”

Jim Devitt on Indies Unlimited
Instagram: Should You Be On It?
“Social media is a big part of our lives. There’s no getting around it if you are publishing and writing. The last thing you want to do is add another platform. However, as you watch the pop culture world around us, there is no denying the impact of Instagram.”

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