This Week in the Blogs, November 14 – 20, 2015

by | Nov 22, 2015

Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday and that you can take a few minutes away from your preparations for the upcoming holiday to read this week’s selection of articles. As always, there’s lots of great information to be found here.

Laurie Boris on Indies Unlimited
Almost Everything You Need to Know about ISBNs
“One of the most frequent questions I’ve heard lately from self-publishing authors is about ISBNs. Do you really need them? Do you really need to buy them? What are the pros and cons of buying an ISBN versus using the free or inexpensive ones offered by CreateSpace, BookBaby, Smashwords, and other online partners? Let’s see if we can clear that up some.”

Shari Stauch on Where Writers Win
New Audiobook Distribution Service: Author’s Republic Offers New Options for Authors and Publishers
“It’s no secret that audiobooks are becoming ever more popular with their “reading” audience (especially for thos stuck in ever-increasing traffic!) Also no surprise: Audiobooks can be another revenue stream for most any author. Now, one “new kid on the block” is offering expanded audiobook distribution to over a dozen book-selling outlets.”

Rachel Thompson on Book Promotion
Book Marketing Tips You Need to Know Now, Part Two!
“It’s true, there are a million different promo tools. How does one choose? It’s especially confusing for a new author — what works, what’s worth our hard-earned money and limited budget? Even if you’re with a publisher, you’re still going to have to spend some of your own money and definitely your own time promoting and marketing your book.”

Lise Cartwright on Author Basics
How to Keep Your Raving Fans… Raving Mad (for your books that is!)
“…we talked about how to setup your autoresponder series in relation to your permafree book, the one that’s driving traffic to your email list. … But what the heck do you do once that autoresponder has finished?”

Penny Sansevieri on Author Marketing Experts
The Ultimate Holiday Promotion Calendar – 35 Days Left!
“So now it’s crunch time. You have done all your website tweaks, you’ve planned your holiday promotions. Now it’s time to get visual, and by get visual I mean it’s time to start thinking of the images you might use to entice more shares on social or to draw in readers for your special holiday deals!”

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4 Comments

  1. Rachel Thompson

    Wow, thank you for honoring my post! I’m honored!

    You rock, so hard. :)

    Reply
    • Joel Friedlander

      Great to have you, Rachel.

      Reply
    • Joel Friedlander

      Our pleasure, Laurie, I’ve published reams on ISBNs but the questions never stop.

      Reply

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