This Week in the Blogs, September 5 – 11, 2015

by | Sep 13, 2015

I’ve picked out another selection of great articles published this week on various aspects of self-publishing for your reading pleasure. Check them out and enjoy!

Penny Sansevieri on Author Marketing Experts
How Your Newsletter can get you More Readers, Visibility and Sales
“Newsletters seem very 1990’s don’t they? They don’t have the flash of “new media” or the shimmer of a shiny new social media site just waiting to be discovered. What they do have, however, is visibility. In some cases, more visibility than you’re getting on all of your social media sites combined.”

Hugh Howey on The Wayfinder
Creating Space
“Jamie McGuire recently announced that her CreateSpace print on demand title, Beautiful Redemption, will soon be available in Walmart stores. This is absolutely bonkers news, and just one more sign that the last bastion of traditional publishing is eroding.”

Rachel Amphlett on Molly Greene: Writer
Why Change Your Book Cover Artwork?
“You know that saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Well, by the end of 2014, it was pretty evident to me that something was seriously wrong with the covers for the first two books in my Dan Taylor thriller series. I needed to fix them. And Yes, Readers Do Judge Books by Their Covers!”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Should you sign up for SELF-e from Library Journal?
“An author contacted me recently for advice on a simple question: “Should I enroll my book in the new SELF-e Select program offered by Library Journal?” – See more at: https://buildbookbuzz.com/self-e-library-journal/#sthash.PcXioUeD.dpuf”

Shawn Inmon on Indies Unlimited
What does it take to be a successful Indie writer?
“That’s a loaded question, isn’t it? Because first, we need to determine what makes a successful author, and that is an entirely personal question. More importantly, the answer is likely to evolve over time. It certainly did for me — it took me five-and-a-half years to write my first book, so on many levels, I felt successful just being able to type “The End” after 80,000 words.”
 
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