This Week in the Blogs, September 16 – 22, 2012

by | Sep 23, 2012

It may be late September, with all that that implies, but things keep booming along for indie publishers and authors. Check out how to use social proof, the new world of content, book reviews revisited, some great tools and the real rundown on one author’s numbers. Go for it.

Sandra Beckwith (@SandraBeckwith) on Build Book Buzz
Social proof for authors
““Social proof” is marketer-speak for public evidence that people won’t be wasting their money if they buy your book. That evidence comes from comments about your book on your website, on Amazon and other book retail sites, and on the social media sites they use. And because there’s so much of it out there today, it has become important.”

Kristine Kathryn Rusch on Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Business Rusch: Content is King
“Say no to the exclusive deal. Remember that content is king, and you are the person in charge of content that only you can make..”

Mark Barrett on Ditchwalk
Revisiting the Book Review Problem
“It should be obvious from this linkage between your personal credibility as an author and the credibility and quality and authority of your work that anything that damages one will probably have a negative effect on the other.”

Matthew Turner (@turndog_million) on Jane Friedman
5 Free Services That Help You Build Author Platform
“If there’s one word that fits perfectly with an author, it’s FREE. Here are five free services that can help build your author platform.”

Joe Konrath (@jakonrath) on A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
Konrath’s Sales
“For the very first time, I have total counts of all my sales from every platform. My legacy titles, Amazon published titles, and everything I have on KDP, Nook, Smashwords, Overdrive, Createspace, Kobo, Sony, and Apple. And now I’m going to share those numbers with you.”

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  1. Sandra Beckwith

    Thanks so much for including my post in this list, Joel! I’m honored … and looking forward to reading the other featured posts. Looks like there’s a lot of good info here.

    Sandy Beckwith

  2. Jo Michaels

    Yet another great list! Thanks for taking the time to put them together. WRITE ON!



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