This Week in the Blogs, October 11 – 17, 2019

by | Oct 20, 2019

By Shelley Sturgeon

I like Halloween. Can you tell? It’s all the fun of a holiday like Christmas without all the stress–and expense!–of meal preparations and gift buying. I also love to watch a scary movie or read a spooky ghost story at this time of year. Any recommendations?

There’s still time to submit your ebook cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards contest for October. All the information you need can be found here. Submissions are accepted until Thursday, October 31st.

Check back here next Sunday for our 109th edition of Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies, followed the next day, Monday, October 28th, by September’s e-Book Cover Design Awards.

Joan Stewart on Nonfiction Authors Association
9 Most Frequent Mistakes in Author Press Releases by Joan Stewart
“When an author snail-mails me a new book, whether or not I’ve asked for it, I page through it to see if I can find a press release that will help me decide if I want to read it.”

Julie Duffy on Writer Unboxed
How You Too Can Build a Literary Festival
“Hours of sweating over a story, hours of researching markets for your story, hours of composing cover letters and queries…and that’s just for the chance to be rejected by some gatekeeper.”

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers
How to Use MailerLite (So You Can Dump MailChimp)
“Yep, I gave the boot to MailChimp and am a happy MailerLite customer. … In the past I raved about MailChimp. I wrote blog posts about it. I even recommended it to clients.”

Julie Valerie on Anne R. Allen’s blog… with Ruth Harris
Book Blog Reviews and Bookstagram: How Influencers Help Authors Reach Agents, Publishers, and Readers
“First things first, because I’m sure this question is on a lot of writer’s minds: does a book blog still land a book deal?”

Dan Blank on WeGrowMedia
The Introvert’s Guide to Book Marketing and Author Platform
“Today I reflect on marketing practices that I feel are not only highly effective, but well suited to introverts.”

Other Links of Interest

Infographic Tools and Platforms: The Complete List (Updated for 2019)

 
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2 Comments

  1. Julie Valerie

    Shelley,

    Thank you for sharing the article I wrote for the “Anne R. Allen . . . with Ruth Harris” website. Very much appreciated!

    Warm regards,

    Julie

    Reply
  2. Murielle Lucie Clément

    Thank you so much for this picture. Not only I can tell you love Halloween but also you love dogs ! I had to repost it (with credits of course) on my page !!!

    Reply

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