This Week in the Blogs, June 5 – 11, 2011

by | Jun 12, 2011

There’s lots of news with new e-readers coming out and top publishing personalities going indie in one form or another. This week we look at one blogger’s research on self-publishing, errors you don’t want to make with your podcast, lots of tools for authors, dirt cheap cover design, and how to shake the myth of the introvert. Read on!

Kamy Wicoff on SheWrites
I’m Thinking of Self-Publishing. Whaddya Think? (And Help!)
“If you have knowledge or information to share about any of these tools, please share it! And if you are a ‘self-publishing’ expert or coach, feel free to reach out to me about potentially providing some guidance to me and She Writes as we explore this area.”

Steven Lewis on Taleist
5 ways to stuff up your author podcast
“I should say straight off the bat that I’m not immune to these mistakes, myself… Here are the things that drive me coco when I’m listening to a podcast and I’ll bet I’m not the only one…”

Piotr Kowalczyk on Self-Publishing Review
40+ Free Tools for Authors
“This post is designed to give you a concise, yet comprehensive preview of most important free tools you can pick up to publish and promote your e-books. I hope it will help you discover those which best fit your author profile and personal needs.”

Jen Blood on Blood Writes
Cover Page Design for the Dirt Poor and Graphically Challenged
“If you’re like me and have a few computer skills, a little extra time, and zero bucks, then designing your book’s cover page doesn’t have to send you into a tailspin.”

Jane Friedman on There Are No Rules
The Persistent and Damaging Myth About Introverts and Marketing
“Knowing your audience, reaching your audience, and engaging effectively with your audience is more about listening, understanding, curiosity, and good communication skills—not ‘extroversion’ or ‘introversion.'”

Keep on Launching

I was pleased this week to receive more reviews in the ongoing book launch of A Self-Publisher’s Companion. Check out the review on BookBuzzr: Book Review – A ‘Self Publisher’s Companion’ By Joel Friedlander

And on Readerviews, A Self-Publisher’s Companion Reviewed by Joseph Yurt.

Photo by Benamin A. Smith

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