Friday Roundup: This Week’s Self Publishing Articles

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We all have something to say as indie writers, but getting the message out can be a pain.   (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This week’s roundup holds a fistful of great advice for self-publishers.  Being a self-publisher is a very hard life, which usually includes searching the internet for the best marketing strategy, creating a great cover, and using Twitter and Facebook like mad to market to an audience…not to mention blogging.  I learned a lot of great tips and tricks through the following articles, and wanted to pass on their knowledge to you.

1.  Lindsay Whiting – The author shares her expertise on self-publishing and how she was able to reach a wide audience.

2.  Ariel Ford – This author discusses several tips about publishing (i.e. Amazon Best Seller Campaign) that self-publishers should take to heart, even if the article deals with the traditional publishing world.

3.  Amazon Best Seller Campaign – Lynn Seraphinn has a great article about how to do an Amazon best seller campaign.  It’s worth a look.  I’m going to give it a shot.

4.  Publishing Is Burning Bright – Phillip Jones at The Guardian has a great little article examining the success of 50 Shades of Grey and the future of the publishing industry.

5.  Marketing Website Launches – now has an online marketing service for self-publishing authors.  For $200 a month, they will do all of your online marketing for you and see to it that your book reaches a wide audience.  Hmmm… If only I could pay off my student loan in less than the 5 more years I have left on it…

6.  Ellyne Phneah – Ellyne explains the reasons that e-books still need marketing.  This article breaks down the relationship between e-books and the marketing world.

Published by Roger Colby, Novelist, Editor

Roger Colby is a novelist and teacher who has taught English for nearly two decades. He is also an avid reader of science fiction who feels, like many other sci-fi readers, that he has read everything. He writes science fiction for the reader who is looking for the next best thing, something to excite them into reading again. This blog is his journey as a writer and his musings about writing. He also edits manuscripts for a fee and is an expert at helping you reach your full potential as a writer.

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