This Week in the Blogs, March 13 – 19, 2020

by | Mar 22, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

Hanging in there? This is definitely a whopper of a lifestyle change for the whole wide world, isn’t it? Hard to stay focused and positive sometimes but we must. This too shall pass though probably not as quickly as we’d like. Deep, calming breaths everybody.

Here’s your monthly submission reminders:

Next Sunday we’ll have our Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival post followed by our latest e-Book Cover Design Awards on Monday, March 31st.

Stay safe, be well…

Tim Grahl on Book Launch
Book Marketing During COVID-19
“Over the last few days, I’ve fielded a lot of questions about what to do with book marketing during this COVID-19 pandemic.”

Brian Jud on Nonfiction Authors Association
How to Sell Children’s Books
“The market for children’s books is potentially huge.How to Sell Children’s Books by Brian Jud Still, most authors approach this enormous opportunity by trying to sell their books through bookstores (bricks and clicks). Instead of competing with all the other books there, seek sales in non-bookstore segments.”

Nate Hoffelder on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
Planning to Go to Your First Book Fair When the Plague is Over? 13 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Experience
“Book fairs are being cancelled all over the world right now. But even pandemics run their course. And as Nate says here, you need to start planning for a fair booth a year ahead of time.”

Sandra Beckwith on Indie Reader
3 Reasons to Embrace One-Star Reader Reviews
“No matter where you are in the publishing spectrum – a self-published first-timer or a celebrated best-selling author – you can expect to see a one-star review show up eventually.”

Cate Baum on Self-Publishing Review
What Amazon’s Slowing of Book Deliveries Means For Authors
“Amazon has announced via Seller Central that they will be slowing book delivery to prioritize medical and food delivery in the US and EU markets.”
 
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