This Week in the Blogs, June 27 – July 3, 2015

by | Jul 5, 2015

I hope you’re able to kick back and enjoy life this holiday weekend whatever that means to you–reading and relaxing or getting together with family and friends or something else entirely. If you get the opportunity, check out this selection of articles from self-publishing and writing blogs. They offer some interesting and informative reading.

Hugh Howey on The Wayfinder
The Great KU Flip-Out of 2015
“It’ll be fun to tell our kids where we were when KU 1.0 turned into KU 2.0. We’ll tell them how in the aftermath we roasted rats and pigeons over upturned and burning cars. How we tended to the wounded, finishing off those we knew would not make it. How we drank our own urine in order to survive. How the blood-red moon set over a charred and ruined landscape. Yes … it was a long day. Full of complete and utter nonsense.”

Nina Amir on Build Book Buzz
How to blog your way to discoverability
“Here’s the truth of the matter: Your blog provides the best tool for ensuring you and your book get discovered by potential readers in your target market. Not only that, blogging provides a way to write and promote your book at the same time.”

Valerie Shanley on ALLi – Self-Publishing Advice Blog
All The Ways To Self-publish A Book On Amazon
“If you can read it, Amazon has a publishing platform for it. The biggest online retailer in the world is also the company that kicked off the self-publishing revolution back in 2009 with the introduction of Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). As such, it is the first port of call for any independent author who wants to sell books. But with singles, scouts, selects, subscriptions… it can get a tad confusing, especially for newcomers.”

Kathryn Goldman on Molly Greene: Writer
Estate Planning Basics for the Self-Published Writer
“As a writer, part of what you will leave behind is your collected works – a body of work that, if attended to and managed, may thrive long past your physical demise. If you are interested in having your written work survive you to be read by future generations and perhaps provide a source of income for your heirs – you need to plan for it.”

Conrad Zero on Words from the Herd
Connection As Currency
“The initial relationship between author and reader is a lot like flirting. So writing this post, I feel more like I’m giving dating advice than author-marketing advice. But some authors need to hear this, because I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen or heard of the following scenarios. Have any of these ever happened to you?”

 
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