This Week in the Blogs, May 25 – 31, 2019

by | Jun 2, 2019

By Shelley Sturgeon

It’s JUNE! Can’t believe that we’re nearly halfway through the year but nevertheless, here are this month’s reminders:

  • Submissions for June’s issue of Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival will be accepted until June 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.
     
  • Our June e-Book Cover Design Awards contest submissions will be accepted until June 30th and all submissions meeting our submission requirements will be included in a post at the end of July. May’s submissions will be included in our post published on Monday, June 24th. Submission information can be found here.

Let us know if you have any questions about the Carnival of the Indies, the e-Book Cover Design Awards, or self-publishing, by clicking on the Contact page and filling in that form, or leaving a comment below. We always like to hear from you.

Enjoy this week’s selection of articles!

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers
6 Great Scheduling Apps – Which One Would You Use?
“I’m overwhelmed by indecision. Let me start again. I don’t know which of the many social media scheduling apps to use going forward.”

Julia Munroe Martin on Writer Unboxed
Lessons From a Revision
“Which do you enjoy more . . . revising or writing (first-drafting)? Just like the universal plotter vs. pantser question, this is one of the most enduring discussions among writers I know.”

Melissa Bowersock on Indies Unlimited
Making Your Book’s Description POP on Amazon
“It’s tough enough to write an eye-catching blurb for your book on Amazon, especially so when you consider how many millions of books are there to compete with.”

Beth Alvarado on Jane Friedman
9 Ways (and 2 Rewards) of Marketing Your Own Book
“When I found a good home for my essay collection Anxious Attachments, I knew I would have to take an active role in marketing.”

Nathan Bransford on Nathan Bransford
How to find and work with a book editor
“Whether you’re pursuing traditional publishing or self-publishing, it’s crucial to enter the process with the best novel or proposal you can possibly write. Here’s how to find a book editor and what to do once you’ve found one.”
 
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