This Week in the Blogs August 13 – 19, 2016

POSTED ON Aug 21, 2016

Shelley Sturgeon

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Transitions, life is full of them, isn’t it? Summer to autumn, athlete to Olympic medal winner, writer to bestselling self-published author… While we can’t control the first one, and most of us will never achieve the second one, this great selection of articles might help you with the latter. Enjoy!

Gisela Hausmann on Live Write Thrive
The 5 Most Common Mistakes Writers Make When Seeking Book Reviews
“The day before yesterday, I received an email asking me to review an indie author’s book. Somewhat ironically, this request email stated, “As you liked (title of book), you might also love my newest book, (title), because it’s in the same category as the book you already reviewed . . .””

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
5 book marketing lessons from the Olympics
“There are many book marketing lessons for authors in all of this. You can, in fact, apply some of what you’re seeing and experiencing — including your emotions — to your book marketing. … Here are five book marketing lessons from the Olympics. What would you add to the list?”

Molly Greene on Molly Greene: Writer
Going Wide: Bye Bye, Amazon Select
“Leaving Amazon’s KDP Select program was not an easy decision for me. I absolutely loved the ease of being in Select and having all my titles in Kindle Unlimited. I didn’t mind being exclusive.”

Sabrina Ricci on Digital Pubbling
Indie Author Marketing Guide: Facebook
“For indie authors, Facebook is one of the best ways to reach your audience. As of April 2016, Facebook has 1.65 billion monthly active users and 1.09 billion people logging in daily, according to Zephoria. … With that in mind, it’s probably safe to say that if you’re reading this, you are at least familiar with Facebook.”

Bas van Kaam on
Inside Citrix – The making of & lessons learned!
“Now that my book is out in the open I get a lot of questions about my approach. People are really interested to find out how long it took me to complete, what kind of tools I used, where I found the time, what drove me to write a book in the first place and of course what I’ve learned along the way. And since I like to share… hopefully this post will answer most, if not all of these and other questions you guys might have.”


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