This Week in the Blogs, October 3 – 9, 2015

by | Oct 11, 2015

This week’s articles touch on how to plan, promote and sell our books, and how to connect with other authors. These are all very important aspects of self-publishing. Take the time to read the articles if you can. I think you’ll find some good tips.

Ruth Ann Nordin on Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors
Promoting A Pre-order
“This is not an exhaustive list on things you can do to promote your pre-order, should you choose to do one. These are a couple of ideas I’m using. If you have any ideas you can add, please share them in the comments. The more ideas we have, the better.”

Lindsay Buroker on Lindsay Buroker
Should You Go Wide or Join KDP Select/Kindle Unlimited?
“When I uploaded my first book, The Emperor’s Edge, in December of 2010, it was a foregone conclusion that I would put it out there everywhere I could, in the hope that new readers would stumble across it and give it a try. Then, a couple of years later, Amazon introduced KDP Select, a program for self-publishers that requires exclusivity.”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Find your author community online
“Last week, I received a touching email message from an author who wondered if I could help him figure out how he could get feedback on his book before he published it. … It’s not that he didn’t have faith in his book — it was more that he didn’t want to invest in the publishing process if he didn’t have outside validation that he had written something that others would like to read.”

Nina Amir on How to Blog a Book
5 Steps to a Blogged-Book Plan
“I know few writers who feel they have enough time to work on their books. Most tell me they want to be more effective and productive because they need to promote their books as well as write them. That’s why I developed the blog-a-book strategy.”

Bryan Cohen on How-to For Authors
How to Write the Best Author Bio
“So, how do you go about selling with your words? Let’s start somewhere simple: your author bio.”

 
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4 Comments

  1. Bryan Cohen

    Hey! Thanks for linking to my Alli guest post. I’m honored!

    Reply
    • Joel Friedlander

      Sure, Bryan, it’s an area authors can use help on.

      Reply
  2. Michael N. Marcus

    Author bios are important. I’ve found it useful to have multiple versions of my bio ready to go, in various lengths ranging from one sentence to about eight paragraphs.

    Reply
  3. Samantha

    Some great links here. Thank you visited and subscribed to all the author blogs you mentioned.

    Reply

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