This Week in the Blogs, March 30 – April 5, 2019

by | Apr 7, 2019

By Shelley Sturgeon

Another selection of great articles from some of the best writing and self-publishing blogs on the web. Hope you enjoy them.

You might also want to mark these dates on your calendar for April:

  • Submissions for our April issue of Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival will be accepted until April 15th. All the information you need to know can be found here. Our Carnival of the Indies post will run on the last Sunday of the month.
     
  • April’s e-Book Cover Design Awards contest submissions will be accepted until April 30th. March’s submissions will be included in our post published on Monday, April 29th. April’s submission will be presented in a post at the end of May. Submission information can be found here.

If you have any questions about the Carnival of the Indies, the e-Book Cover Design Awards, or self-publishing, just click on the Contact page and fill in that form, or leave a comment below.

Stephanie Chandler on Nonfiction Authors Association
How to Buy Your Way to a Larger Author Platform and Bigger Book Sales
“Whether you’re just getting started as an author-influencer or you’ve been at it for a while, if you have a budget to spend, there are many ways you can invest in building your audience.”

Lynne Cantwell on Indies Unlimited
Must You Publish a Print Book?
“Sometimes when you’re cruising the intertubes, something jumps out at you that makes you want to spit out your coffee. For me, it was a gem of advice in a Q&A on Quora.”

Chris Syme on Smart Marketing for Authors
How Good Copywriting Skills Sell More Books
“In this episode Chris interviews author and copywriting expert Brian Meeks. Brian, best known for expertise on Amazon ads, has a new book on how to write winning ad copy that will sell more books.”

David Gaughran on David Gaughran
How To Sell Books In 2019
“Marketing these days can feel like tackling a high-wire on a unicycle… while juggling chainsaws. And that’s for experienced authors. For those with lower budgets or fewer books, the challenge can seem like entering the World Ice-Sculpting Championships armed with a box of matches and an ice cube.”

Rachel McCollin on Self Publishing Advice From The Alliance Of Independent Authors
How to Set Up Automated Emails for Reader Magnets
“If you’re running an author mailing list (and you really should), you’ll probably know that it’s much easier to get people to sign up if you offer something in return.”

 
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