This Week in the Blogs, March 1 – 7, 2014

by | Mar 9, 2014


There’s been a lot of talk lately about the changing place of self-publishing in the larger book publishing world. That’s all well and good, but we also need to focus on our own individual publishing goals, and that’s where your reading today is taking you. Keeping one eye on the big picture, and the other on our work at hand, that’s the ticket. Enjoy.

Mark Coker on Smashwords
10 Reasons Indie Authors Will Capture 50% of the Ebook Market by 2020
“There’s a debate raging about the size of the self publishing market. I think indie ebooks will account for 50% of ebook sales by 2020. What do you think?”

Kristen Lamb on Kristen Lamb’s Blog
Suck It Up & Writer Up—Preparing for Greatness
“Social media and blogging are the most soul-sucking, life-draining tasks we’ll ever have to do as authors. Quit while you can. If you aren’t already a mega-best-selling author, no one will care about you, your work or your blog. Feel inspired?”

Mick Rooney on The Independent Publishing Magazine
A Closer Look At The Publishing Service Index For March
“TIPM released the latest Publishing Service Index for March late last week and it featured some recently reviewed companies for the first time. I also want to take the opportunity in this post to share some additional data derived from the Publishing Index I’ve never shared before.”

Jonathan Gunson on Bestseller Labs
How To Get More Amazon Book Reviews
“Reading your book can be a delightful experience and an enjoyable escape, but writing an Amazon review is a mentally taxing task most readers simply don’t want to do, and will almost invariably avoid.”

James Moushon on The eBook Author’s Corner
Your Book Launch: Marketing Methods and Ideas Used by Outstanding Authors – A Study
“It is study time again and I am fortunate to have a group of outstanding, award-winning authors whose opinions I value highly. Over 30 authors helped me with this study. (I have had to limit my post to ebook publishing and fiction but the ideas relate to all of the book publishing industry.) From their comments, I was able to develop checklists on the related topics and reference the authors and their ideas.”

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