This Week in the Blogs, November 1 – 7, 2019

by | Nov 10, 2019

By Shelley Sturgeon

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? If so, how goes it?

You won’t want to miss this week’s articles and if you have any questions, leave a comment below or contact us here.

And, don’t forget to submit your blog posts for November’s Carnival of the Indies blog carnival by midnight November 15th.

Submissions for November’s e-Book Cover Design Awards will be accepted until the end of the month, Saturday, November 30th.

Karen A. Chase on Jane Friedman
6 Tips for Securing Speaking Engagements as a Self-Published Author
“When you find the right venues for a presentation about your book, you are the expert that people (readers) have come to see and hear. This results in a deeper connection to you and your book as well as stronger book sales and a more robust and loyal following.”

Anne Greenwood Brown on Writer Unboxed
Do I Need a Platform and If So, How High?
“These days, even debut fiction writers are being asked by would-be editors about their platforms. What they’re really asking is: How big is your built-in audience? Or, put another way, how easy will it be to sell your book?”

David Wogahn on Author Imprints
Bowker Self-Publishing Report Analysis-5 Surprising Findings for 2019
“The latest print and eBook ISBN report from Bowker, Self-Publishing in the United States, 2013-2018, is out and it offers updated ISBN assignment numbers from such companies as Amazon (CreateSpace and KDP Print), Author Solutions (15 vanity press imprints), Lulu, Blurb and 44 other entities.”

Nick Thacker on Write Hacked
3 Helpful Tool Types For Writers
“If you’re feeling stressed out or down due to your writing responsibilities, here are three types of tool to lighten your load and make life more manageable.”

Elizabeth Ducie on Self-Publishing Advice Center
How to Promote Books and Have Fun on the Radio
“I’ve never appeared on television, and suspect if I did, I would be a gibbering wreck. However, when it comes to the radio, it’s a different matter. I’ve appeared on a variety of programmes on local stations; it’s a wonderful opportunity to promote my writing and my books.”
 
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