This Week in the Blogs, November 5 – 11, 2020

by | Nov 13, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

So how’s your Friday the 13th going? Are you superstitious and avoiding black cats and ladders today or do you think of the number 13 as lucky? I’m hoping for the latter. Goodness knows 2020 has had its share of challenges already this year! 😄

You can submit your e-book cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards contest for November until the end of the month. The post including November’s submissions will be published on the very last Monday of the year, i.e. December 28th. If you have questions about this contest, please leave them in the comments. (Missed last month’s contest? You can view it here: e-Book Cover Design Awards, September 2020.) Watch for October’s e-Book Cover Design Awards post on November 30th.

We’re now accepting submissions for November’s Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies, our blog carnival until Sunday (November 15th) at midnight.

Enjoy the articles. Be well and stay safe! See you back here next Friday.

Dave Chesson on Indie Reader
5 Editing Services for Authors That Are Worth Your Time
“Sure, you can do your own editing work or use a cheap freelancer from a low-cost marketplace; and for some authors on a tight budget, that’s the right decision. But if you have money to spend and want to publish the best version of your book, you should consider using an experienced editor.”

Helene Cue on Your Writer Platform
8 Marketing Strategies for Self-Publishing Authors that Get Results
“If you want to become a successful self-published author, you need to have both a talent for writing as well as some practical marketing skills.”

Desiree Villena on Author Imprints
How to Use Comp Authors to Market Your Book
“Comp authors, or “comparable” authors, are authors whose work has something substantial in common with yours.”

Cathy Shouse on Jane Friedman
Maximizing Book Sales with Facebook and BookBub Ads: Q&A with Melissa Storm
“Learning how to run ads is the second most important thing I’ve done for my author career; the first was learning to write good books!”

John Boardley on I Love Typography
Emoji B4 Emoji
“Rebus writing substitutes pictures or symbols for words, but not in the same way that pictograms do.”
 
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1 Comment

  1. Nigel Strohl

    Thank you very much for this useful article!

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