This Week in the Blogs, October 13 – 19, 2018

by | Oct 21, 2018

By Shelley Sturgeon

More great articles from some of the best writing and self-publishing blogs on the web to inform and update our indie author readers.

Be sure to check back here next week for our Carnival of the Indies blog carnival post and don’t forget that there’s still time to submit your e-book cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards for October.

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
3 ways to pitch your book to the press as the perfect holiday gift
“Every year at this time, newspapers, online news sites, and bloggers start thinking about their holiday gift guides. You’ll start seeing them in late November and all through December.”

Rachel Thompson on Anne R. Allen …with Ruth Harris
What You’re Doing Wrong on Twitter and How to Make It Right
“Twitter is a wonderful way to connect with readers, book bloggers, and book reviewers if you are connecting with them strategically. Many writers are completely flummoxed how to do that.”

Carla King on Self-Pub Boot Camp
JoEllen Taylor, FirstEditing
“What kind of editing does your book need? JoEllen takes us through all the different kinds of editing: copy editing, line editing, and content editing.”

John Doppler on Self Publishing Advice From The Alliance Of Independent Authors
Moving from CreateSpace to KDP: A Simple Guide
“As you may have heard, CreateSpace is shutting down, with its operations being rolled into Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). What does this mean for authors, and how can you weather this change with a minimum of disruption?”

Jane Friedman on Jane Friedman
Marketing Advice Roundup: Best of the Last Year
“I regularly read and report on marketing trends that affect traditionally published and self-published writers. Today I’m sharing the most useful articles we’ve found and mentioned in our newsletter in 2018.”

Other Links of Interest

Northfield, Minnesota: Learn about self-publishing at library panel discussion

Boone County, Kentucky: Calling all writers: Local Author Day Book Fair looking for participants for November 17 event

 
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