This Week in the Blogs, July 30 – August 5, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

Some great articles filled with information on writing and self-publishing again this week.

Still time to submit your best blog posts to our next Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. Submissions are accepted until August 15th.

And, don’t forget to submit your e-book covers to our e-Book Cover Design Awards by the end of the month.

Stay safe and be well! See you back here next week!

Chrys Fey on Jane Friedman
How to Do Honest and Legal Giveaways as an Author
“When doing giveaways as an author, it’s important to conduct a lawful giveaway (and stay on the right side of Amazon’s terms of service) that protects the rights of the entrants.”

Dave Chesson on Indie Reader
What to Write About on Your Author Blog (With Blog Topics Inside)
“I’m sure you’ve had this thought more than once in your author career. With all the things you should be doing every day to make the most of your writing, it’s hard to run a blog as a marketing tool.”

Lisa Tener on Lisa Tener Book Writing Coach
Good News About Reading: Here’s the Data
“While coronavirus has caused challenges from bookstore and library closings to manufacturing lags, there’s plenty of good news about books, readers and publishing.”

AskALLi Team on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Center
The Ultimate Guide to Authenticity for Indie Authors
“The term “authenticity” is bandied around a lot when it comes to marketing and especially for authors. But what does it mean and how do you tap into authenticity without being discomfort or too much information?”

Brian Jud on Nonfiction Authors Association
Make the Grade in the Homeschool Market by Brian Jud
“The academic market is an opportune segment for publishers because it uses books as a foundation for its existence.Make the Grade in the Homeschool Market It includes, but is not limited to schools, foundations, research organizations, professional associations, libraries, students, and individual educators.”

 
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