This Week in the Blogs, September 2 – 8, 2017

by | Sep 10, 2017

By Shelley Sturgeon

I’d just like to send a shout out to our readers and members of the indie publishing community, and, well, everyone really, who is either recovering from, or preparing for, one of this season’s hurricanes. Our thoughts, prayers, good vibrations, or whatever is your thing, are with you. Be safe! And, for the rest of you, don’t miss this week’s selection of articles. Lots of news and information for your reading pleasure.

David Wogahn on Authorimprints
How to Get the Same Book Release Date When Using CreateSpace and IngramSpark
“You’ve heard that you should offer your print book for pre-order, but CreateSpace does not support pre-order so you need to use IngramSpark. Assuming you want the same release date to show for all stores (and you should), how then to coordinate the two, and what happens with orders?”

Nate Hoffelder on The Digital Reader
Amazon Files for Arbitration Against Authors, Publishers for Scamming the Kindle Store
“Do you know all those articles David Gaughran has been writing about scammers gaming their way on to the Kindle best-seller lists?”

Jody Rein and Michael Larsen on Jane Friedman
Secrets to Developing the Best Title for Your Nonfiction Book
“If you’re pitching your book to agents or editors, the perfect title for your book will define your subject and grab their positive attention. It should be a label they can confidently share with colleagues in editorial board meetings and use to convince the powers-that-be to release money to acquire your book.”

Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
Don’t Fall Prey to Publishing Scams: 7 New Writer Mistakes to Avoid
“We all make mistakes. It’s how people learn. But some new writer mistakes can end a writing career before it starts. They play into the hands of the predators who make money off the delusions of newbie writers.”

Michael Alvear on Survey Monkey
Facebook Advertising Survey For Authors
“Answer these 7 questions and get alerted when we publish the results of this industry-wide survey. You’ll get benchmarks to better plan, forecast and conduct future campaigns.”

Self-Publishing News You Can Use

By Amy Collins

Children’s Book Sales UP 16%, Children’s Books eBooks Down 3%

Barnes and Noble and Waterstones have both started dedicating more in-store space to children’s books. “Screen Fatigue” has been noted as one key reason in the recent upsurge in print book sales for kids books. US and UK reports both show positive indications that kids books will continue to rise in print format through 2017.

Links of Interest

Children turn their backs on e-books as ‘screen fatigue’ takes hold and sales of books for youngsters soar

Industry Statistics

 
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