This Week in the Blogs, November 15 – 21, 2014

by | Nov 23, 2014

Whether you’re busy making plans and preparing to spend time with family and friends this coming week, or working hard to meet a writing deadline, why not take a break and read this week’s selection of great articles?

Nick Thacker on Writehacked
The Wake-Up Call: What It Means to be a Self-Published Writer
“I know what you want. It’s the same thing I want: Freedom to write without distraction. A full-time income from one book. Enough money in the bank that I can travel to each of the settings in my novels. Some magic marketing bullet that guarantees my books’ success.”

Molly Greene on Molly Greene: Writer
Use Cyber Monday To Market Your Book
“USA Today reported that eBay sales climbed 30% on Cyber Monday in 2013, and the most popular purchases were devices like gaming consoles and popular tech-based toys. So where does that leave self-published authors who market their books online? There must be some way for us to get a slice of Cyber Monday’s nearly $2.29 billion pie.”

Annie Allen and Judy Probus on Annie R. Allen’s Blog …with Ruth Harris
Feel Like Popping Your Editor? Keep Calm and Read This.
“Most writers know we require editors. The need for editing is drummed into us from the time we venture into our first writing class, blog, or forum. We know if we’re offered a contract, we’ll be assigned an in-house editor, and if we self-publish, we’ll want to hire a freelancer.27”

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers
18 Point Checklist for Selling More Books
“Do you want to sell more books, right? Every author does…. Indie writers regularly contact me wanting to know how they can maximize sales of their books…. Some think that a social media campaign will do it. Others think reading gigs or blogging opportunities will do it…. The hard truth is that there isn’t an easy answer.”

Penny Sansevieri on Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
Fifty Things Under $50 Bucks To Promote Your Book
“These days it seems like everyone’s book marketing budget is a little tighter. If you’re feeling the pinch, or if you’re just looking for some great free stuff to do on your own, here are some tips that could help keep you on track.”

Bonus Article

We thought this infographic was too good not to share with everyone even though it was published last week:

Henry Herz on The Write Life
Should You Self-Publish or Go Traditional? [Infographic]
“To help you decide which path is right for you and your book, I created a “choose-your-own-adventure” questionnaire that breaks down the crucial elements of each option. The Write Life turned it into this infographic…”

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2 Comments

  1. Alexis Grant

    Thanks for sharing Henry’s infographic!

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  2. Anne R. Allen

    Thanks for the shout-out for Judy Probus’s guest post on my blog. A lot of editors said they really appreciated it. Some newbies don’t know what to expect when they hire an editor, and Judy’s experience clarified things.

    Reply

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