This Week in the Blogs, January24 – 30, 2015

POSTED ON Feb 1, 2015

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Got some great articles for you to read this week about giveaways, copyright, finding foreign audiences for your book, being a successful book blogger and editing. Lots of interesting information for self-publishers. So, try to find time to read them, maybe before the game starts? I’m sure you’ll be glad you did.

Jane Friedman on Jane Friedman
The Strategic Use of Book Giveaways and How They Can Increase Earnings Potential
“Over the last few months, I’ve observed a lot of chatter regarding the use of giveaways, especially for indie author book marketing and promotion.”

Katherine Pickett on Indies Unlimited
Copyright Tips and Tidbits: How and When to Register, How to Format Your Notice, and What Not to Do
“Self-publishers, take note: While it’s true that you hold an inherent copyright to your work just for the fact that you wrote it, should anyone try to infringe on your copyright you will be best served by registering with the US Copyright Office ( That may sound intimidating, but it is actually a fairly straightforward process.”

Penny Sansevieri on Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
Amazon Hack: Get Your Book into the Hands of an International Audience
“The international book buying market is really growing. Are you taking advantage of it? If you’re not, you should be, and here’s a quick how-to to guide you and your book into more foreign sales.”

Nina Amir on How to Blog a Book
3 Mistakes to Avoid for a Successful Book-Blogging Venture
“When I created this site and began blogging my book, I became a guinea pig. I had not seen my idea put into action by anyone else, but I felt sure it would work. I was the test subject. As such, I learned from my mistakes, but you don’t have to do that.”

Tom Bentley on Writer Unboxed
Editing, Uhh! What Is It Good For?
“I’m closing in on finishing a book about how to see as a writer [note: wear glasses], and there’s a little section on editing in there, from which some of this is excerpted and massaged.”


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