So this is the last official weekend of winter. Did you know that? Soon the weather will improve and we’ll all be outside soaking up warm sunshine, or at least that’s the theory! Lots of interesting reading here again for you this week full of tips and information about self-publishing. I hope you find the articles helpful.
Jane Friedman on Jane Friedman
4 Lessons for Authors on the Current State of Publishing
“Last week I was at Digital Book World, reporting on industry discussions of current marketing practices and emerging business trends for my newsletter, The Hot Sheet. I also moderated a panel on how indie authors and traditional publishers are finding common ground and collaborating. … Here are some of my high-level takeaways for authors from my two days at the conference.”
Sabrina Ricci on Digital Pubbing
Indie Authors: An Overview of Self Publishing
“When it comes to self-publishing, there’s a lot to know: business models, library distribution, marketing, research, and more. Below is a list of helpful links I’ve compiled over the years.”
Joanna Penn on The Creative Penn
The Introvert Entrepreneur With Beth Buelow
“Many authors are introverts (I certainly am!) but this can be a strength when it comes to entrepreneurship Today, I talk to Beth Buelow, author of The Introvert Entrepreneur.”
Penny Sansevieri on Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
How To Maximize Goodreads Giveaways
“Authors are surprisingly hesitant to do a Goodreads giveaway while others have had mixed results. I would argue that while it makes sense to do the giveaway, if you aren’t doing it correctly the exposure to your book may be negligible. But the numbers of readers interested in the giveaways are staggering. According to Goodreads, more than 40,000 readers enter a giveaway every single day. And if that isn’t enough to sway you, consider this: every time a person enters a contest, it adds that book to their “To Be Read” shelf, which adds it to their newsfeed for all to see.”
Molly Greene on Molly Greene: Writer
Are Audiobooks In Your Future?
“I’d often considered recording my Gen Delacourt Mystery Series, but the project never progressed beyond a place on my list of goals. Then, in November, 2015, I received an unexpected email from a producer who wrote, Hi Molly, I am an ACX- approved audiobook producer and want to see if you are interested in getting your books into audio format.”
Too Good to Miss
Dan Wagstaff on The Casual Optimist
52 Women Book Cover Designers
“If you follow the Casual Optimist on Twitter, you will know that a couple of weeks ago design studio Aishima asked people to tweet about inspiring women graphic designers using the hashtag #celebratewomen.”