This Week in the Blogs, January 3 – 9, 2015

by | Jan 11, 2015

A new year, a new beginning, and a new perspective on the old for some of us perhaps. Whether you’ve resolved to make this your year to accomplish long held writing and self-publishing goals or you’re just dipping your toes in testing the water and would like to learn more, these articles should help. Enjoy!

Sabrina Ricci on Digital Pubbing
Indie Author Marketing Guide: Pinterest
“Pinterest is all about sharing (or pinning) images, and there are many ways indie authors can use this social media platform to their advantage. You can pin images to different boards, and tailor your boards to different interests.”

Laurie Boris on Indies Unlimited
How to Plan a Pre-order Deadline
“One of the biggest challenges of the pre-ordering process on Amazon is the dreaded deadline. If you’re not accustomed to hitting deadlines, or if they’ve been a kind of self-imposed suggestion for you (not that I’m judging), it can be especially hard to do it with a book.”

Shari Stauch on Where Writers Win
Using Google Alerts to Build Your Author Connections
“We LOVE Google Alerts for so many author-related exercises (a “magnificent seven” of them appear below), but have you thought about how you can use Google Alerts to build your author PR and marketing connections?”

Morgan Mandel on The Blood-Red Pencil
To KU or Not to KU
“I’ve heard grumbling in various quarters about authors losing money because of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program.”

Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog …with Ruth Harris
Why the Self-Published Ebook is No Longer the “New Query”
“A few years ago, soon after the debut of the Kindle e-reader, the world was buzzing with talk of self-published “Kindle Millionaires” like Amanda Hocking and John Locke, and big publishers were beating a path to the doors of all the newly successful self-published ebook writers.”

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3 Comments

  1. Anne R. Allen

    Thanks much for the shout-out, Joel! My post made some people angry because they thought I was telling authors not to self-publish. I’m not saying that at all! But I forgot that people never read an entire post (alas). I’m simply saying that things are changing (as they always do) and we don’t want to operate with obsolete information. Amazon isn’t the only game in town.

    Great links, as always. Thanks!

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    • Joel Friedlander

      Anne, it’s a terrific and very well balanced article, and I hope many indie authors read it.

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  2. Lily Lau

    Thank you for sharing these articles with us, Joel :) I find them so useful!

    Reply

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