This Week in the Blogs, June 29 – July 5, 2019

by | Jul 7, 2019

By Shelley Sturgeon

Some great articles for you again this week.

But first, some reminders:

  • Submissions for July’s issue of Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival will be accepted until July 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 July e-Book Cover Design Awards contest submissions will be accepted until July 31st and all submissions meeting our submission requirements will be included in a post at the end of August. June’s submissions will be included in our post published on Monday, July 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.

Enjoy this week’s selection of articles!

Jane Friedman on Jane Friedman
Public Libraries: How Authors Can Increase Both Discoverability and Earnings
“At BookExpo in May, I attended a panel focused on early findings from the Panorama Project, a research initiative sponsored by OverDrive, that hopes to demonstrate quantifiably how libraries affect book discoverability and sales.”

Stephanie Chandler on Nonfiction Authors Association
10 Ways to Boost Sales on Your Website
“If you are selling books and other products and services through your website, you’ve probably already learned that sales can ebb and flow. Here are some tactics to reduce the ebb and keep your sales flowing!”

Diana Hurwitz on The Blood Red Pencil
Give Your Book a Listen
“Is the story on the page the same as the story in your head? When you finish revision and final proofreading rounds, it is a good idea to give your finished manuscript a listen.”

David Gaughran on David Gaughran
Moving from Mailchimp to MailerLite: A Guide
“Mailchimp made some major changes recently which were received very negatively – causing many users to flee into the arms of alternatives like MailerLite.”

Gwen Hernandez on Writer Unboxed
Revising Your Manuscript in Scrivener
“I frequently get asked how to use Scrivener for revisions. Obviously, the specifics will vary depending on your approach to edits, but I’ll cover my basic system and give you some ideas which features you might find helpful.”
 
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