This Week in the Blogs, March 5 – 11, 2016

POSTED ON Mar 13, 2016

Joel Friedlander

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Do you feel energized and enthusiastic in springtime, ready to take on new projects or excited to proceed with existing ones? If those projects have to do with writing and self-publishing, you might find this week’s selection of articles helpful. Enjoy.

David Gaughran on Let’s Get Digital
Amazon Takes Aim At Scammers But Hits Authors
“I’ve received several reports from writers threatened with having books removed from sale, and heard even more worrying stories from others who had their titles actually removed from the Kindle Store without notice. What were these authors guilty of? … Something completely innocuous: the Table of Contents was at the rear of their books instead of at the front.”

Cindy Marsch on How-to For Authors
How to Run a Kindle Scout Campaign – and Why
“indle Scout is a relatively new opportunity for indie authors to pitch for what is effectively a publishing deal with Amazon. In some respects, it’s similar to a crowdfunding campaign, in that you need to rally your own support in order to succeed against stiff competition, and it’s not for the fainthearted.”

Ali Luke on Aliventures
Six Straightforward Ways to Structure a Blog Post [With Examples]
“Whatever your reasons for blogging, your blog will consist of posts: individual pieces of content, like articles in a magazine. …
Your posts might be long, short, or a mixture. They might be part of an ongoing series, or they might be complete in themselves. … All of them need to have a structure. In fact, all of them will have a structure … it just might not be the structure you want.”

Nina Amir on How to Blog a Book
Writers Earn More Money as Bloggers
“Many writers consider blogging extra work that takes them away from writing. However, blogging not only involves writing—and can lead to a finished manuscript and published book—but also provides you with a way to create a livelihood as a writer. In fact, as a writer you are uniquely equipped to become a successful blogger and to monetize your blog and your book.”

Diana Urban on Where Writers Win
Four Free Tools to Help Build Book Buzz
“From our friends at BookBub Partners, four free tools we haven’t talked about recently that can help build your book buzz!”


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