This Week in the Blogs, March 16 – 22, 2019

by | Mar 24, 2019

By Shelley Sturgeon

Enjoying your weekend? Why not put your feet up and take a few minutes to catch up on some great articles on self-publishing related topics? You’ll be glad you did.

Don’t miss our latest e-Book Cover Design Awards post here tomorrow, and be sure to check back here next Sunday for our monthly Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies post.

Dan Wagstaff on The Casual Optimist
Book Covers of Note, March 2019
“It’s almost the first day of spring, the snow and ice have just about melted in Toronto (for now!), and everything is still awful, so it must be time for March’s book covers of note!”

Dave Chesson on Jane Friedman
Changes to Amazon Advertising: What Authors Need to Know
“On January 7, 2019, Amazon made some significant changes to the AMS features. Although there are slight variations throughout the entire system, most of the major changes can be grouped into three categories…”

Chris Syme on Smart Marketing for Authors
How to Put Together a Killer BookBub Ad
“In this episode David and Chris discuss the tips and tricks to images and targeting on BookBub ads. It’s not like Facebook or Amazon ads, so you need to know the guidelines for maximum results.”

Self-Publishing Review on Self-Publishing Review
When is the Best Time of Year to Release a Book?
“In Hollywood, there’s a pretty set calendar for when movies are released: horror movies are usually released around Halloween, high-concept blockbusters in the summer, Oscar movies start in November, movies that aren’t blockbusters or Oscar contenders in February. Does the book trade follow the same release schedule?”

Jay Artale on How to Blog a Book
Create Blog-Book Synergy to Reduce Content Creation Stress
“By building a synergy between my blogs and books, I’ve been able to streamline a continual flow of content and get maximum leverage out of every piece of content I create.”
 
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