This Week in the Blogs, January 6 – 12, 2018

by | Jan 14, 2018

By Shelley Sturgeon

Today is almost the halfway point for January. Can you believe it? If you haven’t already made your self-publishing plans for 2018, maybe something in today’s selection of great articles will help.

Dan Blank on We Grow Media
Would You Drive 100 Miles for a Sandwich?
“Many writers and artists I know are stuck between these two places…”

Rachel McCollin on Self-Publishing Advice Center
Book Marketing: How to Build a WordPress Author Website and Use it Build a Mailing List – and Why You Should
“Most indie authors who are serious about building their audience know that the best way to do this is with a mailing list.”

Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… With Ruth Harris
8 Qualities That Are More Important than Talent for Writing Success
“Lots of people are born with creative gifts—but very few have the ambition and determination to use those gifts to create anything meaningful.”

Jane Friedman on Jane Friedman
Best Book Marketing Advice for Authors: The Best of 2017
“I regularly round up and comment on book marketing advice that writers are talking about. Here’s a list of what sparked discussion in 2017.”

Nate Hoffelder on The Digital Reader
Big Content’s Lobbyists Say They Aren’t Going to Try for Another Copyright Extension This Year, But I Wouldn’t Count On It
“Earlier this week Ars Technica expressed the hope that Congress won’t pass another extension to the term of copyright in 2018.”

Self-Publishing News You Can Use

By Joel Friedlander

IngramSpark podcast

IngramSpark has recently launched a podcast consisting of 15-minute episodes discussing self-publishing tips indie authors can apply to enhance publishing success. This is their first-ever season and the topics shared cover those that matter most to indie authors and publishers and is intended to be a free resource for publishers around the world. There will be two seasons per year, 12 episodes per season, with one episode releasing every Tuesday during any given season. The podcast is available on all major podcast platforms (including iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, and Stitcher) and directly from the IngramSpark website.

Links of Interest

IngramSpark website

 
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