This Week in the Blogs, November 28 – December 4, 2015

POSTED ON Dec 6, 2015

Joel Friedlander

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This is a busy time of year for so many of us. But, as 2015 draws to a close, have you taken the time to review your self-publishing checklist for the year? Did you tick as many of the boxes on your to-do list as you’d hoped? If not, maybe now is a good time to start planning for next year and perhaps this week’s selection of articles can help you with that.

Mark Coker on Smashwords
2015 Smashwords Survey Reveals Insights to Help Authors Reach More Readers
“As long time followers of the Smashwords Survey know, we examine real sales data to extract potential insights about best practices that give indie authors and publishers incremental advantages in the marketplace.”

Kirsten Oliphant on Jane Friedman
Engaging Audiences through Twitter in 15 Minutes a Day
“…Twitter can devour your time. Being intentional has helped me get the most out of Twitter in the least amount of time. I want to share with you a 15-minute daily plan that will help you utilize Twitter to connect with influencers and your ideal audience. I only wish I could travel back to 2009 and give this to myself!”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Avoid these 4 author bio mistakes
“It might not thrill you to know that you’ll need at least three – a super short social media bio, a longer but still short bio for your book cover and/or retail site sales page, and an even longer and more detailed bio for your press kit and web site. – See more at:”

Laura Callisen on Live Write Thrive
Getting Your Book Translated and Published in Other Countries
“How are you going to get your book translated and published in other countries? Here are six basic questions you might ask regarding translating books and foreign publishing and some expert answers to help you get started.”

Rami Ungar on Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors
Finding a Narrator on ACX
“Well, about four months ago, after a lot of thought and getting feedback from some of my friends, family members and readers, I decided to get one of my own novels turned into an audio book. This past Saturday I finally found a narrator and finalized a deal with him.”


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