This Week in the Blogs, January 29 – February 4, 2012

by | Feb 5, 2012

This week is rich with great blog posts. From advice on raising your author profile to formatting for print or ebooks, to digging into analytics and a new way of thinking about readers and authors. Have fun!

Dan Blank (@WeGrowMedia) on We Grow Media
Want to Raise Your Profile Online? Interview People
“When you speak to someone for that long, you fall into a rhythm, you explore a variety of topics, you get to know each other.”

Tim C. Taylor (@TimCTaylor) on Tim C. Taylor
Tips on formatting your print book for Createspace and Lulu
“Although these tips will help you format printed books, the self-publishing authors who would find it useful will often also be interested in designing eBooks too.”

Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) on Jane Friedman
3 Numbers That Matter to Your Platform
“Every platform is different (we are all unique individuals!), but here are 3 specific numbers that can come in handy when proving the size, strength, or impact of your online platform.”

Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog) on Ask John Kremer
Book Marketing Makeover: Find Writers for Your Readers
“In the era of permission marketing, the writer already knows her readers, the writer already has the ability to contact those readers. If not the writer, than the publisher or the bookstore.”

Liz Castro (@LizCastro) on Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis
Quickest, easiest, cheapest way to create an ebook?
“What if you had a drop-dead simple book and you wanted to create an ebook in the quickest, easiest, cheapest way? Here’s what I’d recommend.”

Blog Note for Daily Readers

Over the next few weeks I’ll be doing a lot of video production and there may well be some days without a new blog post.

Photo: Dave Morris

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2 Comments

  1. Joanna Penn

    What – no blog post some days???? Joel, that’s sacrilege!
    Maybe you’re allowed to rest sometimes as well as making videos :)
    Thanks for all you share.

    Reply
    • Joel Friedlander

      My pleasure, Joanna. Not sure how it will go, but wanted to alert those people that read the blog with their morning coffee. And who knows, I’m halfway through that speed-typing course . . .

      Reply

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