This Week in the Blogs, March 27 – April 2, 2020

by | Apr 5, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

How are you coping in these crazy days? While it’s likely that we’ll look back at this time as fodder for a million writing projects, fiction and nonfiction alike, getting through it in the here and now is tough, isn’t it?

e-Book Cover Design Awards and Carnival of the Indies blog carnival reminders:

Hang in there! Enjoy this week’s selection of articles. See you next week.

Nathan Bransford on Nathan Bransford
Interview with Mike Shatzkin on how coronavirus will change the publishing industry
“The publishing industry faces some very challenging times ahead. The coronavirus pandemic and retail shutdown will likely accelerate changes that were already underway, such as the rise of print on demand, publishing industry consolidation, and increasing headwinds for authors and publishers trying to break out new titles.”

Dan Wagstaff on The Casual Optimist
Book Covers of Note, March 2020
“This feels a bit like blogging at the end of world, but I am taking my joy where I can get it these days. I hope you can find at least a couple of minutes respite from the stress by scrolling through a few nice book covers.”

Barbara Linn Probst on Jane Friedman
Peer Critique Versus Professional Editing: When, Why and How to Use Both
“At some point in the process of writing a book—or, more likely, at several points—we ask others to let us know what they think. Developmental editors, critique partners, beta readers, workshop leaders, sensitivity readers, friends—we ask different people, for different reasons, and at different times.”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Book marketing in the time of quarantine
“Many authors are wondering about the protocol for book marketing and promotion right now.”

C. S. Lakin on TheSelfPublisher.com
3 Proven Steps to Creating a Rock-Solid Book Marketing Plan
“I hear you saying it. You hate marketing. Even if you’ve never done it.”
 
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