By Shelley Sturgeon
Some great articles on self-publishing for your perusal again this week. Enjoy!
And, FYI, there’s still time to submit your ebook cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards contest for November. All the information you need can be found here.
Check back here next Sunday for our 110th edition of Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies, followed the next day, Monday, November 25th, by October’s e-Book Cover Design Awards. You won’t want to miss them!
John Doppler on Self-Publishing Advice Center
Help! My Royalties are Incorrect!
“A frequent worry we hear about at the Watchdog Desk is royalty reporting. A statement from a publisher or distributor may be the only information an author has about the sales of their book, and that can lead to suspicion and doubt. How do we know that a company is correctly and faithfully reporting our royalties?”
Penny Sansevieri on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
Finding and Using Competing Book Titles in Your Book Marketing
“As an author you’ve probably been told to look at competing titles through multiple stages of your journey from writing, to publishing, to book promotion.”
Emma Lombard on Jane Friedman
How and Why to Build a Twitter Following While Unpublished
“As a new author, there is so much conflicting information about whether you should or shouldn’t have an author platform before you’re published. I decided to err on the side of caution, and forge ahead with building one, starting with resurrecting my dormant Twitter account.”
Melissa Bowersock on Indies Unlimited
I’m Promoting My Book — Where’s My Sales Spike?
“You’ve taken all the advice about punctuation, plot, characters, and story arc to heart, you’ve written the best book you could, gotten first-class editing, paid for an eye-catching cover and now your book is up on the web just waiting for the orders to roll in.”
Victoria Strauss on Writer Beware
Contest Caution: The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award
“Founded in 2010, The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award bills itself as “the richest prize for a single short story in the English language.”