This Week in the Blogs, May 11 – 17, 2019

POSTED ON May 19, 2019

Shelley Sturgeon

Written by Shelley Sturgeon

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By Shelley Sturgeon

We’re always happy to consider guest posts for The Book Designer. Our guest author guidelines can be found here.

We’d love to share your personal self-publishing experiences with our readers. The articles we publish must have a takeaway for our readers and be on topics to do with after the first draft is written–editing, marketing, designing interior and covers, etc.

So, what can you tell our readers that will be helpful to them in their own self-publishing journeys?

Some examples:

  • If you’ve worked with a street team or beta readers, what did you learn from that experience that might be applicable and helpful to other authors?
  • Have you developed the perfect social media marketing plan through trial and error that others might be able to use or modify to help with promoting their own books? If so, tell us about it.
  • What are your ten favorite book promotion sites and why?
  • Where do you go to find reviewers for your books?
  • What resources did you use to figure out who your readers were and where they live on social media?

Everyone’s self-publishing experience is different and every indie author learns something valuable in their journey to publication. What can you share with our readers? Please use our Contact form to let me know of your article ideas.

Hope you enjoy this week’s selection of articles!

by Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
What’s Your Author Persona? How to Be Yourself Online—Only Better
“Artists have always had personas—an image they project when they are in public. It may involve a way of dressing or a way of speaking, or subjects they like to talk about.”

Cathi Stevenson on Nonfiction Authors Association
Getting The Right Cover For Your Book
“No matter what route you take to publish, your book cover will be your main advertising tool—and it has to work at thumbnail.”

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just For Writers
4 Dirty Little Secrets About Social Media Marketing for Authors
“Think social media marketing for authors is hard to learn?”

David Gaughran on David Gaughran
Time To Ditch Mailchimp?
“Mailchimp attracted extreme criticism this week when it became clear how its new marketing services would impact its core email offering — particularly in terms of pricing — leading many long-time users to start explore alternatives (including this one).”

Dan Wagstaff on The Casual Optimist
Book Covers of Note, May 2019
“Here are this month’s book covers of note.”


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