This Week in the Blogs, January 5 – 11, 2019

by | Jan 13, 2019

By Shelley Sturgeon

There’s a definite chill in the air these days where I am in the Great White North. The perfect excuse to curl up by the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate, a cozy afghan and a good book–or this week’s great selection of articles. Whether it’s balmy or blustery where you are, you won’t want to miss out on the articles below. Enjoy!

Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
New Writing Scams to Look Out for in 2019
“As long as there are writers, there will be writing scams. Hungry predators will always be lying in wait, ready to pounce on any tender young scribe who strays from the safety of the mainstream herd.”

Nate Hoffelder on The Digital Reader
How to Set Up and Edit Your Amazon.com Author Profile
“Amazon does have an author portal called Author Central. This is where authors can upload their head shot, bio, and other details for their author page on Amazon.com. They can also use it to track the Amazon sales rank for their books.”

Maggie Lynch on Self Publishing Advice From The Alliance Of Independent Authors
Why Indie Authors Need Literary Executors & How to Appoint One
“Today I’m going to address how to make sure your heirs (whether that is family, friends, or a nonprofit) benefit from that and who makes the decisions about licensing future intellectual property rights (eg translations, movie or TV deals, audiobooks, etc.) that may not have been licensed at the time of your death.”

Chris Syme on Smart Marketing for Authors
Why Word of Mouth Marketing Will Sell More Books [Research]
“In this episode of the podcast, Chris reviews the 2018 Word of Mouth Marketing Report from Convince and Convert Consulting and how it can help authors sell more books.”

Jim Dempsey on Writer Unboxed
The Different Types of Editing Explained
“There’s line editing, copy-editing, developmental editing, structural editing, substantive editing, and then proofreading. Editors can hardly agree on exactly what’s involved in each type, and that’s because it can be difficult to draw definite lines between each one.”

 
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