This Week in the Blogs, February 3 – 9, 2018

POSTED ON Feb 11, 2018

Shelley Sturgeon

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By Shelley Sturgeon

It might be a bit of a stretch, but don’t you think that writing and self-publishing a book is sort of like training and competing in the Olympics? All that training and hard work leading up to the big moment when your book is launched? Athletes covet gold metals, and authors? They dream of being on bestseller lists. Enjoy this week’s selection of articles.

Joanna Penn on The Creative Penn
Why Writing In a Series Will Make You More Money As A Writer
“Writing in a series helps you write faster, satisfy more readers and make more money as an author – whether you write fiction or non-fiction.”

Orna Ross on Self Publishing Advice From The Alliance Of Independent Authors
Business Models for Indie Authors: Which One Is Right For You?
“Authors can make enough money to make a living in a variety of ways. Here are some of the most common business models employed by successful author businesses.”

Ali Luke on Aliventures
Seven Ways to Market Your Self-Published Novel
“I think all of us secretly hope that our novel will be miraculously discovered and recognised as the masterpiece it truly is … but we know that isn’t going to happen without some sort of marketing.”

Mark Coker on Smashwords
New 2018 Edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide Offers 65 Book Marketing Ideas
“The new 2018 edition of the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide is now available.”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Use quirky holidays in March for book marketing
“Because book marketing can get pretty intense, it helps to lighten things up a bit now and then. Nothing makes that easier than the list of quirky holidays in March offered at HolidayInsights.”

Indie Author Events

Write This Way: Indie Author Fest

When: March 24th 12 noon – 4pm
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