This Week in the Blogs, September 12 – 18, 2015

by | Sep 20, 2015

This is officially the last weekend of the summer. Did you know that? So, if the weather permits where you are, maybe stretch out on the hammock one last time for the season and check out the articles I’ve picked for you this week. Always something new to learn, or a fresh perspective on something we already knew about that’s related to self-publishing.

Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog …with Ruth Harris
Does an Author Really Need a Blog? 10 Reasons a Blog May Help Your Career
“”Blogging doesn’t sell books.” “Don’t waste your time blogging.” “Make book trailers! Email those newsletters! Spend more time on Pinterest and Instagram! Blogging is so over!” I’m hearing this stuff every day.”

Rachelle Gardner on Rachelle Gardner
Create a Compelling Book Title
“I’ve been coaching several of my clients through the process of coming up with a good title for their book, so I thought I’d share my tips with you.”

Jane Friedman on Jane Friedman
The State of the Publishing Industry in 5 Charts
“Over on my Pinterest account, I keep tabs on data, charts, and infographics related to the media industry—and every so often, I reflect on what the most recent stats are telling us. (My last roundup was in March 2014.) Here are the most interesting charts to me right now.”

Dara Beevas and Amy Quale on Wise Ink
Where to go When Your Self-Editing Can’t Get You There (or They’re? or Their?!)
“We know the drill: you’ve completed your manuscript, looked it over, looked it over again, but your eyes are burning and your head is aching and you know your you’re still missing so much. Do you send it off to friends and family to proofread and point out glaring errors? Yes—eventually. But first run it through these nine helpful online editing resources…”

Elspeth Futcher on The Blood Red Pencil
7 Creative Book Marketing Suggestions
“Every writer must think about marketing. Why spend all that time, effort, blood and sweat on something which no one (other than those you emotionally blackmail) will read? You need to think outside the box.”
 
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2 Comments

  1. Kelly Blackwell

    Just the group of reads I was looking for today! Thanks!

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