This Week in the Blogs, November 10 – 16, 2018

by | Nov 18, 2018

By Shelley Sturgeon

As 2018 winds down, we start making plans for holiday get-togethers with friends and family—and start making plans for writing and self-publishing for 2019. Have you given thought to what you would like to accomplish next year as an indie author? Did you accomplish what you’d hope to for 2018, or are you nearing your goal for the year?

Enjoy this week’s articles and be sure to check back here next week for our Carnival of the Indies post. You won’t want to miss it!

David Gaughran on David Gaughran
KDP Books Unavailable To International Readers
“A situation blew up at Amazon over the weekend which has made most KDP ebooks unavailable to purchase for international readers who use the US Kindle Store — one which has also exposed a glaring security problem.”

Gordon Long on Indies Unlimited
Be Vigilant When Publishing Book Titles
“I’m in the middle of dealing with several clients (one of whom is myself!) who have made errors when entering book titles on Amazon.”

Nate Hoffelder on The Digital Reader
Gutenberg is Now Being Foisted Upon WordPress.com Users – Here’s How to Avoid it
“We’re five days away from the official launch of Gutenberg, the new WordPress post and page editor, and I finally have an answer to one of the most important questions”

Stephanie Chandler on Nonfiction Authors Association
How to Blog for Other Websites: Simple Steps to Guest Blogging, Including Sample Pitch
“Blogging for other websites allows you to reach a whole new audience, gain exposure, build credibility, and potentially drive traffic back to your site.”

Nina Amir on How to Blog a Book
12 Strategies for Blogging Your Way to Expert Status
“A blog provides a useful tool for writers, especially nonfiction writers. Not only does it help you become discoverable to potential readers, which means book buyers, it also helps you become an expert in your subject area.”

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