This Week in the Blogs, July 5 – 11, 2014

by | Jul 13, 2014


Hope you’re able to relax over the weekend and enjoy some sunshine wherever you are. There’s lots of news on the self-publishing front this week and here’s just a sampling.

Jane Friedman on Jane Friedman
Digital Book Day: A New Marketing Effort By Bestselling Author C.J. Lyons
“Over the holiday weekend, C.J. Lyons, a bestselling hybrid author, launched a new initiative called Digital Book Day, partly in response to the discontinuation of World Book Night USA.”

Mark Coker on Smashwords
2014 Smashwords Survey Reveals New Opportunities for Indie Authors
“Welcome to the 2014 Smashwords Survey, our third annual survey that reveals new opportunities for indie ebook authors to sell more books.”

Giacomo Giammatteo on ALLi Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Watchdog: Is Kirkus Selling Dreams – or Do They Deliver?
“Indie authors, for the most part, are naive, and to make matters worse, they are often desperate to find ways to climb the bestseller list. A well-placed whisper in an indie author’s ear, and you can sell them anything. And that’s exactly what many companies count on.”

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers
6 Cool New Apps for Writers
“Getting lost in the vortex of time while navigate the Internet is easy, and it’s the greatest fear among writers who are new to social media.”

Catherine Ryan Howard on Catherine, Caffeinated
Closing the Facebook
“Whenever I discuss the benefits of blogging, inevitably I hear grumbles and groans from the audience. It seems that many people resist blogging due to the fear that it will take a lot of time. While it’s true that blogging can be time-consuming, there are ways to make it easier.”

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