This Week in the Blogs, September 13 – 19, 2014

by | Sep 21, 2014


There’s a definite chill in the air in some parts of the country. A great excuse to curl up with a good book, don’t you think? Or, better yet, why not check out this week’s articles? A wide variety of topics await. Enjoy!

Helen Sedwick on Helen Sedwick
How to Use Real People in Your Writing Without Ending Up in Court
“Writers face three big risks when using real people in their writing: defamation, invasion of privacy, and misappropriation of the right of publicity. Yet every fiction writer bases characters on real people. Memoirists and nonfiction writers identify people by name. How can writers use real people in their work without risking a lawsuit?”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Should you respond to negative book reviews?
“One of my books on Amazon has a negative book review that really bugs me.”

Scott Lorenz on How to Blog a Book
How Authors Can Use Listmania to Promote Their Books
“Listmania is a free marketing tool that allows all Amazon account holders to create a list of their favorite things such as books. It is ideal for authors to list their own books on their list along with other books in the same genre to gain from their popularity and association.”

Barb Drozdowich on Molly Greene: Writer
Tips For Vetting A Book Blogger’s Platform
“If you want book bloggers to promote your book, the blogger must have some sort of an audience to promote it to. As nice as it is to visit with bloggy friends and have a virtual chat, when promoting a book, you want to get as much bang for your buck as you can.”

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4 Comments

  1. Barb Drozdowich

    Morning Joel!
    Thanks so much for picking up my comments on Molly Greene’s blog from this past week. I’m honored that they were shared here!

    Barb

    Reply
  2. Ron Herron

    Joel –
    The link to the Crowdfunding article doesn’t seem to be working.

    Reply
    • Joel Friedlander

      Ron, thanks for the alert, I’ve removed the article.

      Reply
  3. Man of la Book

    Very interesting blog posts, I liked the one about responding to bad reviews.

    Reply

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