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This Week in the Blogs, October 8 – 14, 2020



By Shelley Sturgeon

So how goes it? Another great selection of articles on writing and self-publishing for you to review this weekend.

Still time to submit your e-book cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards contest for October. Submissions for this contest will be accepted until the end of the month. The post including October’s submissions will be published at the end of November. If you have questions about this contest, please leave them in the comments. (Missed last month’s contest? You can view it here: e-Book Cover Design Awards, August 2020.) Watch for September’s e-Book Cover Design Awards post on October 26th.

We’re now accepting submissions for November’s Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies, our blog carnival.

Hang in there! Be well and stay safe! See you back here next Friday.

Sam Sedam on BookBaby Blog
ISBNs And Book Discovery: A Conversation With Bowker’s Beat Barblan
“Bowker is the world’s leading provider of bibliographic information and is the official ISBN Agency for the United States and Australia. ISBNs are a unique numeric identifier which are assigned to books slated for commercial distribution.”

Samuel Moore-Sobel on Live Write Thrive
How to Launch a Book during a Pandemic
“The coronavirus has brought much of what used to constitute daily life to a screeching halt. The affects have reached many careers—including those of writers.”

Jay Artale on How to Blog a Book
A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a WordPress Blog or Website
“Too many aspiring bloggers and authors never create a WordPress blog. Overwhelmed by the technology and process, they decide they can’t do it themselves or can’t afford to get help. In fact, you can create your WordPress blog, which functions just like a website, by yourself.”

Stefanie Flaxman on Copyblogger
When Are You Done Editing? A 5-Point Blueprint for (Recovering) Perfectionists
“How do you know when you’re done editing?” is one of the most common questions I get asked from conscientious writers.”

Stephanie Chandler on Nonfiction Authors Association
Offer Bonus Content Throughout Your Prescriptive Nonfiction Book to Build Your Mailing List
“When you sell books through retailers, you won’t receive any contact information for those who buy your books.Offer Bonus Content Throughout Your Prescriptive Nonfiction Book to Build Your Mailing List This means you can’t connect or follow up with them, unless they happen to reach out to you. This is one of the many reasons why adding bonus content is such a powerful strategy.”
 
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