This Week in the Blogs, December 3 – 9, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

Like it or lump it, the year is winding down, the holidays are gaining momentum and this strange strange year will soon be wrapping up. Among the many challenges posed by 2020, indie authors have had to be patient and creative in their quest for book promotion and sales. What have you learned as an indie author that will stick with you once things get back to “normal”? What have you learned that will stick with you on a personal level during this year of lessons and frustrations? If you’d like to share with us, please leave your thoughts in the comments.

You can submit your e-book cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards contest for December until the end of the month. The post including December’s submissions will be published on the very last Monday of January, 2021. 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, October 2020.) Watch for November’s e-Book Cover Design Awards post here on December 28th.

We’re now accepting submissions for December’s Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies, our blog carnival until December 15th at midnight.

Enjoy the articles. Be well and stay safe! See you back here next Friday.

Andre Calilhanna on BookBaby Blog
Book Discovery Services Can Help You Find Readers
“Enlisting a book discovery service promoting cheap or free eBooks to a subscriber list is one way to get reviews, grow your social network, find readers, and increase book sales.”

Matt Knight on Jane Friedman
Securing Audiobook Rights: The Rights You Need to Bring Your Audiobook to Market
“Whether you’re an audiobook producer, a publisher, or a traditionally or self-published author in the market to produce your own audiobook, here’s a breakdown of the rights needed to bring an audiobook to market.”

Erika Liodice on Writer Unboxed
Show Me the Money: Royalties, Rights & Riches for Indie Authors
“Today, I’m going to address three questions that pertain to royalties, rights, and riches to help the undecided gain a realistic view of this path.”

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers
My Favorite Apps
“I’ve wanted to share my favorite apps with you for quite some time.”

AskALLi Team on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Center
The Indie Author’s Ultimate Guide to Book Distribution
“Writing a book is quite an endeavour, but once you’ve got it edited, and you’re ready to put it into the world, how do you actually do that?”
 
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