This Week in the Blogs, September 15 – 21, 2018

by | Sep 23, 2018

By Shelley Sturgeon

Welcome autumn! Don’t know about you, but I’m more inclined to curl up with a book as the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop. Is there a particular season or occasion when you like to read?

Be sure to check back here tomorrow for our latest e-Book Cover Design Awards!

Annie Neugebauer on Writer Unboxed
How to Process and Filter Feedback
“In my last post I talked about “which types of readers to use for feedback,” covering the pros and cons of a weekly critique group, beta readers, specialty readers, and agents and editors.”

Dana Kaye on BookBaby Blog
Your Author Brand: What It Is And Why You Need One
““I’m not a brand, I’m an author!” True, but the purpose of branding is the same whether you’re selling books or bran flakes: to let customers know what they’re going to get before they buy.”

Nicholas Erik on David Gaughran
How To Advertise And Sell More Books
“As the title might suggest, this guide is all about how to analyze the profitability of your paid ads to help you sell more books. The step-by-step system outlined within is effective for both promo sites and pay-per-click (PPC) platforms such as Facebook Ads, Amazon Advertising, and BookBub.”

Barry Faulkner on Self Publishing Advice From The Alliance Of Independent Authors
How to Market Your Books with a Specialist Blog
“It’s received wisdom that every indie author should have a website as the central and authoritative source of information about their books and their writing lives – but how does an unknown author attract potential readers to that website?”

Stephanie Chandler on Nonfiction Authors Association
How to Get Top Authors to Give Endorsements for Your Book
“While you may think that big-name authors are untouchable, that hasn’t been our experience. Many authors know that endorsing a book enhances their own marketing efforts since they gain added visibility with the readers of the books they endorse.”

Other Links of Interest

2018 Independent Authors Conference (#indieauthorcon)

Bear Lake Writer’s Workshop

A Sketchbook of the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

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1 Comment

  1. michael n. marcus

    It’s difficult to get positive blurbs from famous authors, and even if one is obtained it may have little value in selling nonfiction.

    I think it means much more to get praise from someone who enjoyed the book or benefited from it.

    One person who read my memoir said, “This book is so funny that I nearly peed in my pants. My girlfriend didn’t think it was funny, so I got a new girlfriend.” I could not expect a better recommendation from Stephen King or Bob Woodward.

    Reply

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