This Week in the Blogs, January 3 – 9, 2020

by | Jan 12, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

Well that week flew by! Another selection of great articles for your review.

Don’t forget to submit:

  • your ebook cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards contest for January by January 31st. All the information you need can be found here.
     
  • your articles to our Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival by January 15th.

Dan Wagstaff on The Casual Optimist
Notable YA Covers of 2019
“I always feel a bit guilty about this post. Readers seem to like it, but I don’t actually see a lot of young adult books day-to-day, so I am far too reliant on the covers people put in front of me to make it a really representative list.”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Fabulous February book promotion opportunities
“In climates like the one where I live, winter begins to wear us down by February. That’s why adding a little fun to your book promotion is so important.”

Orna Ross and Joanna Penn on Self-Publishing Advice Center
Self-Publishing Trends for 2020 and the Next Decade with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast
“Self-publishing trends are moving fast for indie authors, with new advances in voice first technology, artificial intelligence, and other tools, together with a growing sense of author empowerment.”

Laurie McLean on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
2020 Publishing Predictions: Agent Laurie McLean’s Crystal Ball
“You’re going to see that my 2020 publishing predictions are very similar to my predictions for 2019. That’s because outside pressures are forcing publishers to look inward at their bottom line profitability and not take many risks.”

Victoria Strauss on Writer Beware
Writer Beware: 2019 in Review
“Happy New Year! It’s that time again–time for a look back at the schemes, scams, and issues Writer Beware covered in 2019.”

 
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