This Week in the Blogs, February 7 – 13, 2020

by | Feb 16, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

Enjoy this week’s selection of great articles from some of the best writing and self-publishing blog online. Be sure to check back here again next week for our Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival post for February followed by January’s e-Book Cover Design Awards for January on Monday, the 24th.

And, just a quick reminder that there’s still time to submit your e-book cover to this month’s e-Book Cover Design Awards. Submissions are accepted until Saturday, February 29th.

Dave Chesson on IndieReader
How to Use Keyword Research to Sell More Books
“To get your book noticed by potential shoppers, you have to learn what kind of phrases customers search for on Amazon when they’re shopping.”

Kristan Hoffman on Writer Unboxed
A Grab Bag of Tools and Tips
“Today what I’m offering is a hodgepodge of small, practical things that have been useful to me and my writing lately, in the hopes that you may find something to take away for yourself.”

Cate Baum on Self-Publishing Review
How To Get Honest Book Reviews in 2020
“Here are four simple methods to get honest book reviews in 2020. Authors are always looking for new ways to get reviews for their book, but most want an honest opinion.”

Sean Platt on Sterling & Stone
How to Write the Blurb for Your Book
“Now that all the writing and editing are behind you, it’s time to take off your writer’s hat and put on your marketing hat so you can package and prepare your “product” (no, it’s no longer your baby) for sale.”

Stephanie Chandler on Nonfiction Authors Association
How to Clearly Define Your Target Audience So You Can Build Your Platform and Sell More Books
“As a nonfiction author, you likely have goals in mind for ways that you want your book to impact readers. This is especially true for prescriptive nonfiction books, however it’s also true for other nonfiction genres.”

Other Links of Interest

WORD SLINGERS: The Story of Self-Publishing (official trailer)
 
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