This Week in the Blogs, September 10 – 16, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

Summer, where I live, is definitely winding down. There is chill in the air and the leaves are just on the verge of changing color and falling to the ground. I have always loved this time of the year but this year I’m a bit apprehensive–and curious–about how it will all play out with COVID lingering in the shadows as some of my favorite holidays of the year start to appear on the calendar.

But, we can do this, right? 😉

Still time to submit your e-book cover to September’s e-Book Cover Design Awards contest. Submissions accepted until the end of the month. 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, July 2020.)

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

Hang in there! Be well and stay safe!

AskALLi Team on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Center
The Ultimate Guide to The Perfect Book Cover for Indie Authors
“Communicating with a book cover designer can be stressful and intimidating, to say the least.”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
Odd October occasions offer book promotion opportunities
“As we say goodbye to summer and look ahead to cooler months, let’s think about how you can banish the weather blues by having a little fun with your book promotion.”

Brian Meert on Nonfiction Authors Association
How to Increase Book Sales on Facebook by Brian Meert
“Your personal Facebook community may care about your most recent beach trip or your new puppy, but the audience you’ll promote your book to is completely different.”

Erin Wright on The Creative Penn
Publishing Wide For The Win With Erin Wright
“Do you want to make your books available to readers in every format, in every online store and library, in every country?”

Jay Artale on Write Nonfiction Now
Using Bookfunnel and Free Ebooks to Grow Your Email List
“Giving your nonfiction book away helps grow your audience, increase the size of your email list, and build your reputation as an expert in your field. However, many authors are reluctant to choose this strategy.”

 
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