This Week in the Blogs, July 2 – 8, 2016

by | Jul 10, 2016

Another round of great articles from some of the best writing and self-publishing blogs online. Pull up a chair, grab a cool drink and have a read. I’m pretty sure you’ll be glad you did.

Frances Caballo on Live Write Thrive
How Goodreads Can Help Writers Grow Their Readership
“Goodreads has a storied beginning. This is how founder and CEO Otis Chandler describes his epiphany to start what has become a powerful online reader resource and social media network: One afternoon while I was scanning a friend’s bookshelf for ideas, it struck me: when I want to know what books to read, I’d rather turn to a friend than any random person or bestseller list.”

Wendy Jones on How-to For Authors
Writers Dictating: the Dark Side of Speech-to-Text in Self-publishing Books
“Now, having been typing since primary school, I am fairly fast on the old computer keyboard. I do, however suffer from fibromyalgia. When I was writing my last book my hands were painful so I thought I would give dictation software a go. … This was where the problems started…”

Melissa Bowersock on Indies Unlimited
Indie Author Day
“Considering the ground that indie authors have been gaining over the past decade, it is astonishing to see that, according to a recent report by Library Journal, even though self-published eBooks account for 80 percent of Amazon’s bestseller lists, only 20 percent of libraries carry them. So, how can you be proactive and help to bridge the gap between libraries and the indie writing community?”

Shari Stauch on Where Writers Win
Author Marketing Mastery #27: Pinterest for Authors
“Pinterest has a real treasure trove of photos and links on anything from history to fun book art to places we need to see (and those we don’t). Marketers are hyping it daily as a must-do. … So, more of our authors are now into Pinterest, too.”

Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
Blogging Authors, Ignore the Rules! 9 Tips for a Successful Author Blog
“Authors get lots of conflicting advice about blogging. Most of it isn’t terribly useful—and some can hurt or even destroy your career. …
It nearly happened to me.”

 
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