This Week in the Blogs, August 13 – 19, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

Hanging in there?

Some great articles for your reading pleasure again this week.

Still time to submit your e-book cover to August’s e-Book Cover Design Awards contest. Submission accepted until the end of the month. If you have questions about this contest, please leave them in the comments.

Check back here next week for our latest edition of Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies, our blog carnival.

Be well and stay safe!

Casey Demchak on Nonfiction Authors Association
How to Make Book “Sales Copy” Feel Like a Simple Conversation By Casey Demchak
“Over the last 12 years I’ve crafted marketing copy for over a hundred authors who’ve written books they intended to sell to people all over the world. However, many of them felt squeamish when they heard me use the terms “sales copy” or “persuasive sales copy” when talking about their marketing content.”

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers
5 Basic Rules of Social Media
“It’s so important to converse with readers, friends, and influencers in your sphere. If you don’t allocate time to chat, you are missing the point.”

Barb Drozdowich on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
How to use simple psychology and basic common sense to sell more books
“Do you dream about creating a group of Superfans who will buy every book you write?”

Brian Berni on Your Writer Platform with Kimberley Grabas
Why Every Author Needs a Book Sales Funnel and How to Get Started Today
“Ultimately, the goal of a book sales funnel is to bring new readers into your world. A solid book sales funnel will help you get reader email addresses, so you can stay in touch, build a connection, and sell more books with ease.”

Dave Chesson on Digital Pubbing
5 Fail-safe Strategies for Selling More Books
“Selling books can be hard. Sure, marketplaces like Amazon have made it easier than ever to list your books for sale, but grabbing readers’ attention is more difficult than ever. In this article, we’ll look at five strategies you can use to sell more books.”
 
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