This Week in the Blogs, June 8 – 14, 2019

by | Jun 16, 2019

By Shelley Sturgeon

It’s Father’s Day here in North America. Which father from a novel left a lasting impression with you? For me it’s a toss up between Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird or good ole “Pa” Ingalls from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairies series.

I was away last week enjoying some offline time with my family so today’s articles aren’t from the past week but rather a selection of articles that I’ve been saving up for you because they’re too good to miss. Enjoy!

John Doppler on Self Publishing Advice From The Alliance Of Independent Authors
Bring Your Book Covers to Life with Facebook’s 3D Photos
“Your book’s cover is one of the most powerful marketing assets at your disposal. Combine that with Facebook’s new 3D Photos feature, and you’ve got a marketing gimmick that’s sure to turn heads.”

Dan Blank on WeGrowMedia
How I Helped This Author Grow Her Platform From Scratch
“Today I want to share the specific steps I took to help a first-time author establish her platform and release her book.”

Robert Bolick on Books on Books
Bookmarking Book Art – The British Library & Maggs Bros Ltd
“At the British Library, I peered through the glass at the Diamond Sutra (868 AD). The distinctiveness of the portraits and the density of the carving rival that of 15th century Renaissance frescoes and Durer’s prints.”

Timothy Egan on The New York Times
The Comeback of the Century
“In the digital age, the printed book has experienced more than its share of obituaries. Among the most dismissive was one from Steve Jobs, who said in 2008, “It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don’t read anymore.””

James Navé and Allegra Huston on Jane Friedman
How to Plan a Book Reading That Delights Your Audience
“When you’re nervous about reading in public, you tend to picture the audience as the enemy, distant and judgmental, just waiting for you to mess up. If you think about this for a moment, you’ll realize that it’s an illusion born of fear.”

 
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