This Week in the Blogs, September 4 – 11, 2010

by | Sep 12, 2010


As we head into the end of summer, there’s time for a few more barbecues, a last day at the beach, and time to think about new projects for the fall. Here’s some inspiration in the form of blog posts on pricing your books, the indie author life, selling more books from your website, what to expect from writing groups and free tools and toys for authors. Not to mention some ultra-short fiction I think you’ll like. Enjoy!

Irene Watson on Selling Books
How to Price Your Book
“In general, it is best to price your book in the middle price range. You don’t want to overprice your book so people won’t buy it, but neither do you want to price it lower than most of the other books in your genre, especially if it’s self-published, because readers might dismiss your book as not being of value.”

Jane Friedman on There Are No Rules
Building an Enthusiastic Fan Base as a Self-Published Author
“The stigma attached to self-published books was much stronger a decade ago than it is now. There was very little talk of “indie cred” then; “self-published” was widely assumed to mean “shit.””

Penny Sansevieri on Author Marketing Experts
How to Double Your Book Sales on Your Website
“Book bundling is a fun and easy way to increase sales of virtually any book. ”

Lynley Stace on Lynley Stace Blog
Thoughts On Writing Groups
“I have spent quite a bit of time in writing groups. These are some of the things I have learnt.”

Tony Eldridge on Book Buzzr Blog
Book Marketing Mondays: Free Downloads For Authors
“In these lists, I compile programs that I have found and enjoy using. Best of all, they’re free! I have decided to share the list with the BookBuzzr blog readers today. I hope you can find some cool toys that you can use.”

And for Something a Little Different . . .

Lou Beach on 420 Characters
420 Characters
“THE STORIES you are about to encounter were written as “status updates” on a large social networking site. These updates are limited to 420 characters, which include letters, spaces, and punctuation. They provided a daily exercise in fiction writing for the author, who hopes you enjoy them and return to read more.”

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