Some interesting reading again this week from some of the best blogs on writing and self-publishing. If you can take a bit of time away from your Valentine’s Day celebrations to read these articles, I think you will be glad that you did.
Data Guy on Author Earnings
February 2016 Author Earnings Report: Amazon’s Ebook, Print, and Audio Sales
“Two years ago, the first Author Earnings report revealed the growing market share of self-published ebooks. With data on hundreds of thousands of titles, it was suddenly possible to measure the relative sales and earnings power of ebooks according to publishing path. By sharing this data, we hoped to help authors understand the changing market in order to make sound decisions with their manuscripts.”
Penny Sansevieri on Author Marketing Experts Inc.
50 Things Under 50 Bucks To Promote Your Book, Part 2
““50 Things Under 50 Bucks” is the perfect “how-to book promotion” list for executing a solid promotion strategy on a limited marketing budget.”
Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog …with Ruth Harris
5 Reasons Writers Need Google Plus, Even Though New Google Plus is Awful
“Okay, I know why you’ve been avoiding Google Plus. It’s nerdy, slow, and the new version is clunky, chaotic, and scream-out-loud frustrating. New Google Plus hides access to the “about” link—the main reason most people would visit a page—so you can’t find anybody’s profile without a secret decoder ring.”
Dan Wagstaff on The Casual Optimist
Book Covers of Note February 2016
Lynne Cantwell on Indies Unlimited
Fanfiction or Plagiarism? Better Make Sure
“A few weeks back, we had a guest post by Kat Cantwell about the ins and outs of writing fanfiction. Now we have word of a cautionary tale that fanfiction writers – in fact, all sorts of writers – might do well to heed.”