This Week in the Blogs, October 28 – November 3, 2017

by | Nov 5, 2017

By Shelley Sturgeon

Another interesting selection of articles this week that you won’t want to miss–even if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) or WNFIN/NaNonFiWriMo (Write Nonfiction in November/National Nonfiction Writing Month).

Gwen Hernandez on Writer Unboxed
4 Ways to Make Notes in Scrivener
“Do you write sticky notes for revision ideas? Or maybe you add words in caps or use TK to mark spots that need fixed or require additional research.”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Don’t stop with the book launch
“An author recently posted in an online group about her frustration with the timing related to her book launch activities.”

Melinda Clayton on Indies Unlimited
Three Reasons Your Book Might Not Be Selling
“One of the most common questions I see in writing groups and author forums is, “Why isn’t my book selling?” There are, of course, any number of answers to that, including, “It’s poorly written,” “It’s poorly formatted,” Your cover is awful,” and “You have to advertise.””

Michael Larsen on Nonfiction Author Association
Taking the Guesswork Out of Publishing
“11 Ways to Prove Your Book Will Sell by Test-Marketing It”

Kate Sullivan on Your Writer Platform
Generating Book Sales: How to Convert Potential Readers into Buyers
“Now comes the part you’ve probably been waiting for—how to get that audience to actually buy your book. … For many folks, this is all they think about when they think “marketing”—how to get someone to pay you money for the thing you do or the product you have.”

Self-Publishing News You Can Use

By Amy Collins

Smart Author Podcast Launches

Hosted by Mark Coker, The Smart Author Podcast guides writers step-by-step from the very basics of ebook publishing to more advanced topics. It’s a free masterclass in ebook publishing best practices.

Whether you’re new to publishing or you’re already a New York Times bestseller, the The Smart Author Podcast will help you reach more readers. You’ll learn practical, no-nonsense advice on how to make your books more discoverable and more desirable to readers.

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