By Shelley Sturgeon
Halfway thru the summer, more than halfway through the year, 4+ months into a pandemic with no end in sight, how’s your writing and self-publishing to-do list for 2020 shaping up? If you’re on target with your goals, well done you! We’ve all had some pretty significant curves thrown at us this year. If you’re not on target, please see the previous sentence.
Got any tips for staying focused or particular challenges? Let us know in the comments. Maybe other readers can benefit from your suggestions, or offer suggestions if you’re struggling a bit right now. Sometimes it helps just to know that you’re not alone.
- Check back here next Friday, July 31st for the latest edition of our Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival.
- Submit your articles for August’s blog carnival Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies by Saturday, August 15th.
- We’re still accepting e-book covers for July’s e-Book Cover Design Awards. The submission deadline is July 31st.
Be well and stay safe. See you back here on August 7th for our next This Week in the Blogs post.
Dan Blank on WeGrowMedia
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“I simply want to explain the concept of human-centered marketing. Not just what it means in theory, but how it becomes a practical way for you to consider how to reach more people, and truly have an impact with your writing.”
AskALLi Team on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Center
The Ultimate Guide to Content Repurposing
“Content repurposing is the reuse of content you’ve already created. For example, turning a video you’ve made into a podcast. Or using articles you’ve written and turning them into a book.”
Sharon Bially on Writer Unboxed
Spoilers Won’t Spoil Your Book Promotion. How to Use Them to Pull Readers In.
“Rarely does a week go by when an author does not ask me whether posting a particular snippet with plot information to Facebook, or sharing a description of their main character’s conflicts or fate with a reporter will “give away too much.””
Victoria Strauss on Writer Beware
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“A few months ago, I warned about a scammer impersonating agent Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary Agency.”
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176 Resources and Tools to Market and Launch Your Book
“Trying to figure out a book marketing plan but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with 176 resources ranging in advertising tips, to places to book blog tours, to content marketing, and more.”