This Week in the Blogs, July 27 – August 2, 2019

POSTED ON Aug 4, 2019

Joel Friedlander

Written by Joel Friedlander

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Hope you’re having a great weekend. A good selection of articles this week on a variety of self-publishing related topics. Don’t miss out!

Monthly reminders:

  • Submissions for August’s issue of Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival will be accepted until August 15th. All the information you need to know can be found here. Our Carnival of the Indies post will run on the last Sunday of the month.
  • Our August e-Book Cover Design Awards contest submissions will be accepted until August 31st and all submissions meeting our submission requirements will be included in a post at the end of September. July’s submissions will be included in our post published on Monday, August 26th. Submission information can be found here.

If you have any questions about the Carnival of the Indies, the e-Book Cover Design Awards, or self-publishing, by clicking on the Contact page and filling in that form, or leaving a comment below. We always like to hear from you.

See you next week! ;-)

Nathan Bransford on Nathan Bransford
What it costs to self-publish a book
“If you’re going to self-publish a book, chances are you are going to incur some expenses. You probably will not want to handle every single task yourself and may want to farm out some of the tasks to freelancers. Here’s what it costs to self-publish a book.”

Ruth Harris on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
Razzle-Dazzle: The Art and Craft of the Elevator Pitch
“What works on Broadway in the hit musical, Chicago, also works for selling a book because you do want a reaction that will be passionate.”

Dan Wagstaff on The Casual Optimist
Book Covers of Note, July 2019
“Oof, I am very late with this month’s covers post. I think it’s quite a good one though as these things go…?”

David Wogahn on Jane Friedman
Why Self-Publishing Authors Should Consider Establishing Their Own Imprint
“In the last ten years, books that use an ISBN registered by self-publishing imprints (Bowker calls them Small Publishers) increased 205%—from 14,952 in 2008 to 45,649 in 2017.”

John Boardley on I Love Typography
The First Fashion Books, Renaissance Pixel Fonts and the Invention of Graph Paper
“The early decades of the sixteenth century were fertile grounds for new genres of books. When the printed book was in its infancy, printers and publishers were usually risk averse, printing mostly those books that had been popular even before the invention of print.”

Too Good To Miss

Manon Wogahn on Author Imprints
Fast and Easy Book Trailer Videos Using Canva: A Step-by-Step Guide
“For authors, promoting a book via video can help you grab the attention of potential readers.” 


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