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

by | Mar 8, 2015

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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4 Comments

  1. Ben Wallace

    Thanks for sharing my post, Joel.

    Reply
  2. MM Justus

    Why did you have to cut the number of articles down to five? You used to post many more at a time. I look forward to this every week, and am very disappointed to see that you’re not posting more articles.

    Reply
    • Joel Friedlander

      Hi MM,

      Thanks for your note. You’re probably thinking of the Carnival of the Indies blog carnival, which we post here once a month. That’s the one with a long list of articles.

      This Week in the Blogs, which I’ve been posting on Sundays for years, has always been limited to 5 articles.

      Reply
  3. timecheck00

    Re Becca Mills post on DCMA – couldn’t post on her blog as it requires a wordpress logon, which I refuse to do.

    As far as faking blog post dates, you can always check the wayback machine. If the offending blog is on it, the original post will be there and cannot be altered. If they alter the post at some later date it will go into the wayback machine archives as of the alteration date.

    Reply

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