By Shelley Sturgeon
Some great articles for you again this week. Take a look. And, with the holidays on the horizon, and all the busyness they often entail, you may want to add these dates on your calendar so that you don’t forget:
- Submit your blog posts to our Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival by December 15th. All the information you need to know can be found here.
- Be sure to submit your e-book cover to us for our December e-Book Cover Design Awards before you begin your New Years Eve celebrations. December’s submissions will be presented in a post at the end of January. Submission information can be found here. Be sure to tell us in the Remarks field of the submission form about the significance of the image(s), color palette choices and/or name of font(s) you selected for your e-book cover.
If you have any questions about the Carnival of the Indies or the e-Book Cover Design Awards, just click on the Contact page and fill in that form, or leave a comment below.
Melinda Clayton on Indies Unlimited
Draft2Digital, Baker & Taylor, and OverDrive
“Those of you who use Draft2Digital to distribute eBooks outside of Amazon should have recently received a message that Draft2Digital has now partnered with Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 eBook distribution platform.”
Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers
Author’s Guide to Email Marketing plus 3 Best Practices
“There’s a piece of advice that authors everywhere are receiving that you can’t ignore: start your email marketing list and grow it.”
Mike Shatzkin on The Shatzkin Files
The best ways to use Lightning are not widely employed yet 20 years in
“The 20th anniversary of Lightning Source, the digital service provided by Ingram that supplies both printed-on-demand books and ebook file distribution services for publishers, was recently noted in a tribute piece in Publishers Weekly.”
Russell Phillips on Self Publishing Advice From The Alliance Of Independent Authors
Book Production: How to Self-publish Large-Print Books
“I’ve released large print versions of several of my books. Most indies only have an ebook, or an ebook and a standard paperback. Having extra formats such as large print looks professional and helps me to stand out.”
Steven Spatz on BookBaby Blog
Six Myths (and a Few Facts) About Traditional Publishing
“Despite the constant upheaval that defines the current publishing landscape, many authors (and would-be authors) labor under some old “assumptions” about traditional publishing that are simply no longer relevant.”