This Week in the Blogs, September 23 – 29, 2017

POSTED ON Oct 1, 2017

Shelley Sturgeon

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By Shelley Sturgeon

Another roundup of interesting articles from some of the best blogs for indie authors on the web. So, pull up a chair and get comfy. Find a drink perhaps? Depending on where you’re located, you might want a cool drink or something hot. My personal favorite at this time of the year is a pumpkin latte.

Ali Luke on Aliventures
How to Set Up an Email List – For Free
“Whatever you write, and whether or not you have a blog or even a website, it’s a great idea to have an email list.”

Chris Syme on Smart Marketing for Authors
Why I Am Cutting Back On Facebook Ads
“For the average indie, Facebook cold audience ads to sell books outside a giveaway or promotion are now a crap shoot. What was once a go-to ad platform for many brands is now a competitive frenzy.”

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just For Writers
Update: How to Host a Goodreads Giveaway
“Goodreads giveaways are always free to list, that is if you don’t count the cost of your paperbacks and the postage you use to send your books to the winners.”

Melinda Clayton on Indies Unlimited
Do I Need Different ISBNs for CreateSpace and Ingram?
“I recently read a comment on a popular author forum stating that a different ISBN had to be used for each distributor.”

Admin on Self-Publishing Advice Center
Opinion: What Should Indie Authors Do with their Back Catalogue of Early Self-published Books?
“Should indie authors keep their self-published books available for sale forever? As more writers see self-publishing as a long-haul career, this question will become relevant to a growing number of authorpreneurs.”

Too Good To Miss

Reedsy on Reedsy
Free and Paid Book Promotion Services in 2017
“Discover the ideal book promotion sites for your price range. Our database is vetted with care so that you can eliminate the scammers, while our tier system is designed to give you a better picture of the sites that tend to deliver the best value for money.”

Self-Publishing Conferences You Can Attend

There are two great events for indie authors coming up, so if you missed our post on them, check it out here:

Two New Publishing Events You Don’t Want to Miss: Thomson-Shore Booktoberfest and BookBaby Independent Authors Conference

Both will be fun and educational, and you’ll get to meet lots of other authors and industry professionals like editors, designers, book marketers and more. Do something for your own education—go to a publishing conference!

Self-Publishing News You Can Use

By Amy Collins

New Review Magazine Launches in November

IndiePicks magazine, which launches in November, was started by some high profile and astute librarians and book reviewers who review for Booklist and Library Journal. IndiePicks gives small press titles a chance to be seen and possibly purchased by libraries.

Links of Interest

IndiePicks Magazine

Brand New Indie Publisher Magazine Headed By Rebecca Vnuk and Featuring Horror Reviews By Me!


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