This Week in the Blogs, March 24 – 30, 2018

POSTED ON Apr 1, 2018

Shelley Sturgeon

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By Shelley Sturgeon

Did you realize that we’ve just finished the first quarter of 2018? Are your writing and self-publishing plans for the year progressing as anticipated and are they on schedule? Be sure to read this week’s selection of great articles from some of the best writing and self-publishing blogs on the web to help keep you up to date and informed.

Kristen Lamb on Kristen Lamb – Author, Blogger, Social Media Jedi
The Dangers of Premature Editing: Pruning Our Stories vs. Pillaging Them
“Editing is essential for crafting a superlative story. We clip away the excess, delete the superfluous and prune away the detritus to reveal the art. Yet, editing is something we’re wise to handle with care.”

Jyotsna Ramachamdran on Self-Publishing Advice
6 Top Ways for Indie Authors to Make Self-published Books More Discoverable and More Competitive on Amazon
“There are a multitude of keyword search tools at your disposal in today’s digital age, but you’ll only need two to get the job done in this case”

Dan Blank on We Grow Media
The Return of Blogging
“Today I want to talk about how deep, long-term projects like blogs are being talked about as the solution to social media burnout that many people I know are experiencing.”

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just For Writers
Spring Cleaning: 7 Strategies to Clean Up Your Social Media
“When was the last time you thought about giving your social media a sheen? Keep reading to learn about my strategies to clean up your social media and prepare for spring.”

Big Al on Indies Unlimited
Everybody Listen Up: Smashwords Is Entering the AudioBook Market
“Audiobooks. My first thought when I hear the term are questions like Why? Or what’s the point? The thought that “those aren’t real books” might float through my head.”

Too Good to Miss

Martin Cavannagh on Reedsy Blog
50 Book Marketing Ideas Every Author Needs to Know
“No matter what kind of book you’re writing, all self-publishing authors will eventually reach the same question: what’s the best way to market your book?”

Self-Publishing News You Can Use

By Amy Collins

LibraryThing Acquires Litsy

LibraryThing has acquired Litsy. Litsy is an app-based social network for book lovers. It’s a great app, and a great community. Book Riot called Litsy “If Instagram and GoodReads had a perfect baby”. Litsy, “where books make friends,” is a mobile platform known for being “Instagram for booklovers.” Litsy was launched in early 2016 by Jeff LeBlanc and Todd Lawton.

Links of Interest

LibraryThing Acquires Litsy
LibraryThing and Litsy Q&A


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