By Shelley Sturgeon
Hanging in there? Hope so. A great selection of articles again this week for your review.
- We are accepting submissions for our blog carnival Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies until the 15th of June.
- Submit your e-book covers for June’s e-Book Cover Design Awards. The submission deadline for that is June 30th.
Be well and please stay safe. See you back here next Friday.
Dean Wesley Smith on Dean Wesley Smith
Why Am I So Against Traditional Publishing?
“I would be a distant and faint memory in writing now if not for indie publishing. Never would have continued to work in the current traditional publishing environment. Never.”
Erika Liodice on Writer Unboxed
How (And Why) to Create an Author Mission Statement
“A mission statement can be a source of inspiration or a helpful filter through which to evaluate decisions. And when the fog of uncertainty rolls in, it can be a guiding light.”
AskALLi Team on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Center
The Ultimate Guide to Building a Solid Author Platform
“Authors get very confused about the question of building a solid author platform. What is an author platform anyway? How is one built? Is it worth it? How necessary is it? If the books are good enough, isn’t that enough to create a great author platform by itself?”
Nate Hoffelder on The Digital Reader
991 Web-Safe Fonts You Can Use for Free on Your Author Website, in Social Media Graphics, and Elsewhere
“Have you heard about Google Fonts? This is a project Google started many years ago with the laudable goal of making the web more beautiful by giving web designers more font options.”
Dan Wagstaff on The Casual Optimist
Book Covers of Note, May 2020
“A quick update this month. Enjoy…”
Other Links of Interest
Announcing the 2020 Discovery Awards Winners!