The Superbowl and Ground Hog Day have already been checked off the calendar. Hard to believe that we’re already well into February, isn’t it? It’d also be hard to believe you’d want to miss this week’s great selection of articles on self-publishing and promoting your books!
Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
21 free resources for authors
“What are your favorite free resources for authors? I publish the free Build Book Buzz newsletter twice a month; the content in the second issue of the month always includes a free resource for authors. I’ve compiled my absolute favorites for power and impact in a free report, Top 5 Book Promotion Resources, but that doesn’t mean that the others I’ve been featuring each month aren’t valuable.”
Sandra Poirier Smith on BookBaby Blog
Judging a Book by Its Cover: What Book Publicists—and Media—Want to See on the Outside of a Book
“Each week, Smith Publicity receives over 100 inquiries from authors and publishers looking for our help, support, and ideas on how to get their books featured on television and radio shows, in newspapers or magazines, and/or online/blog outlets. In evaluating if we are a good fit for a project and if we believe we have a good chance of securing positive media attention, we review many factors including the outside or overall look of a book.”
Melissa Bowersock on Indies Unlimited
Authorgraph – Sign eBooks for your Readers!
“Recently I stumbled across a new (to me) feature, enabling me to send a personalized digital autograph to my readers on request. It’s called Authorgraph, and if it sounds familiar, two years ago Kathy Rowe wrote an article on Kindlegraph, its predecessor.”
Frances Caballo on Social Media Just For Writers
Advanced Twitter Tips for Authors
“If you use Twitter – and I certainly hope you do – then you’re going to be interested in the Pew Research Center’s newest demographic results from Twitter users.”
Molly Greene on Molly Greene: Writer
6 Lessons Learned Between Books 4 & 5
“Yesterday I published Swindle Town, Book 5 in my Gen Delacourt Mystery Series, and here I am again, riding the learning curve and sharing wins, errors, and vulnerabilities with anyone who cares to read about them.”
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