This Week in the Blogs, March 6 – 12, 2020

by | Mar 15, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

I’m a great believer in looking for silver linings, especially in circumstances where we have no or little control. As we face the current challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, perhaps a silver lining for some of us is having the opportunity to squirrel ourselves away and spend hours focusing on reading those books we haven’t had time for, and writing? And, let’s not forget that this could be an opportunity to focus on book promotion.

If you run out of reading material, there’s always our article archives here on The Book Designer.

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

Be safe, be sensible, and take care. See you back here next week.

Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
The Biggest Mistake New Novelists and Memoirists Make
“A lot of the problems new novelists and memoirists encounter stem from one thing. … I see their plaintive posts and emails all the time.”

Lynne Cantwell on Indies Unlimited
How to Match Your Cover to Your Genre
“I’d been marketing the book as urban fantasy, and the cover screamed women’s fiction. The image was all wrong. The font was all wrong.”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Add amazing April holidays to your book promotion calendar
“There’s a lot of gloom and doom out there thanks to the coronavirus, so why not be a source of smiles by adding a little (much-needed) sunshine to your book promotion next month?”

Stephanie Chandler on Nonfiction Authors Association
How to Host Webinars, Online Conferences, and Online Events
“There are many benefits to hosting online events, which can bring people together without the need for travel—saving time and money for all involved. Webinars are the most common type of online event, and they can be used for a variety of purposes.”

David Bergsland on David Bergsland – The Skilled Workman: Helping people self-publish books
Some free font design resources
“This is just a quick note about some free font design resources which provide good typographic knowledge. I’m mentioning this because a large portion of my readers don’t come out of a professional graphic design or typographic background.”
 
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