This Week in the Blogs, March 14 – 20, 2015

by | Mar 22, 2015

A solar eclipse, the official arrival of spring and more snow in parts of the country. It’s been an interesting week to say the least. Speaking of interesting, check out these articles that I’ve selected for you this week. A lot of good stuff here so whether you’re taking note of tulips popping up in your gardens, shovelling snow, or fortunate enough to be able to bask in the sunshine and enjoy some warmer temperatures, try to find time to read these over.

Dara Beevas and Amy Cutler Quale on Wise Ink
10 Inspiring Statistics About Self-Publishing
“So you’re an author. Whether published or aspiring, you’ve probably been crunching the numbers: your earn-out figure, your print run, and how long it’ll take to get your book on the market. But have you considered what those numbers mean for publishing as a whole? Luckily, there are lots of stats to bolster the indie author up!”

Robin Houghton on Writer Unboxed
Should You Be Blogging? Eight Searching Questions to Help You Decide
“It’s a thorny issue. If there were a one-size-fits-all answer then we wouldn’t need to even ask the question, but there’s not. You only have to look at the lively discussion on Writer Unboxed in recent months to know that it’s complicated.”

Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog
How NOT to Sell Books: Top 10 Social Media Marketing No-Nos for Authors
“Let’s face it. Authors do a lot of obnoxious things online in the name of “marketing.” I think that’s because the average author isn’t educated in the field and we don’t realize that not all marketing is created equal.”

Penny Sansevieri on Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
The Quickest Way to Kill Your Online Success
“Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to utilize these tools and promote yourself, but just remember: as much as you might feel “at home” on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, and Twitter, you don’t own these properties. They do. Be smart and make sure you aren’t making these sites the center of your success. Here are a few tips to help you own your real estate.”

Alan Kealey on Indie Author News
10 Tips for Authors to Handle Bad Book Reviews
“For most Authors, receiving a Bad Review feels like a punch to the stomach. It hurts, takes your writing enthusiasm, and sucks the power out of you. Anger, self-doubt, and skepticism can often accompany these feelings.”

 
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1 Comment

  1. Toni Ressaire

    Nicely curated list of articles. Read every one and they are right on the money. Anne’s article on how NOT to do social media was just too funny. Thanks for sharing. Great idea this blog carnival!

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