This Week in the Blogs, August 6 – 12, 2020



By Shelley Sturgeon

This summer seems to be flying by despite its unusual circumstances. It will be interesting to see how this pandemic will be written about in the years to come, won’t it?

Reminders:

  • Submit your best blog posts to our blog carnival, Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies, by midnight tomorrow – Saturday, August 15th.
     
  • Still time to submit your ebook cover for inclusion in August’s e-Book Cover Design Awards. Submission are accepted until August 31st.

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

Steven Spatz on BookBaby Blog
Book Marketing In Quarantine
“Authors faced with book signings being canceled and face-to-face events waylaid have had to rethink their book marketing efforts. Some have embraced it, others are frustrated.”

Jane Friedman on Jane Friedman
Building Your Career-Long Marketing Foundation
“You, the author, have to take care of the long-term career building. While you may delegate tasks or hire help, only an author can truly take ownership of their career and carry out the vision for it.”

Dan Blank on WeGrowMedia
How her book launch plans worked out
“Nearly a year before her novel came out, Leigh Stein hired me to help her plan the marketing and book launch strategy for it. In the past few months I have shared two case studies of that work.”

AskALLi Team on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Center
Coronavirus Lockdown Lessons for Authors
“When COVID-19 hit pandemic status in March 2020, no one was expecting a global lockdown. Life changed dramatically, forcing millions to stay at home, disrupting work life, social life and travel plans.”

Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
5 common book press release mistakes (and how to avoid them)
“A book press release is the essential media relations tool that accompanies review copies or tells the media and other key influencers that your book is available, among other things.”
 
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