Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #117

By Joel Friedlander

Invite to this concern of the Carnival of the Indies blog site carnival. This problem is for June, 2020. We welcome your submissions on topics related to writing, self-publishing, book design or marketing books.

See the end of this post for links to send your post for the next carnival, or for getting involved Bloggers and Featured Bloggers to grab your sidebar badges. Thanks to everybody who got involved.

A collection of impressive articles recently published to blogs, your reading here will be richly rewarded.

Featured Posts

Tony Riches provides Setting up Amazon Author pages published at The Writing Desk, saying, “Many authors fail to value the value of spending a few minutes establishing author pages on Amazon– and this has proved to be a popular post on my blog with over 1000 gos to”

Lisa Poisso provides Best locations to find an expert editor published at Clarity: Writing & & Editing Insights, saying, “Choosing an editor connected with a professional group gives you a minimum of some guarantee of exposure to professional training, requirements, and business practices. And working directly with your editor rather than funneling through a reserving service indicates no middleman upcharging the service or hijacking communications between you and your editor.”

Frances Caballo provides Book Marketing While People March for Change posted at Social Media Just for Writers, stating, “The killing of George Floyd and a lot of other Black males and females are part 400 years of injustice of Black people returning to the days of slavery. What should your book marketing look like when the streets in every state of the U.S. are filled with protesters truly demanding change and racial equality, what should your book marketing appear like? Pause your book marketing and join the discussion.”

Reserve Design and Production

Helen Vdovychenko presents How to Master Color Theory in Book Cover Design published at MiblArt blog.

Indie Author

Terry Whalin provides The Importance of Consistency posted at The Writing Life, saying, “Consistency is a crucial trait for every single writer according to respected author and editor Terry Whalin”

Lisa Poisso provides Updated for 2020: Best books for authors posted at Clarity, saying, “Ive curated a new, much shorter list of the best books about writing, so you can find what you need and return to your manuscript. These books seem to load the most punch for numerous of my customers– a lean, mean list designed to get you off to a solid start and return to composing.”

Nate Hoffelder presents Nine Great Twitter Chats for Writers published at, stating, “If you are searching for methods to link with fellow authors, here are 9 fantastic Twitter chats.”

Connie Dowell presents Switching categories and genre-straddling books with Cassandra Morgan published at Book Echoes, saying, “Multi-genre author Cassandra Morgan talks the ins and outs of composing more than one category or writing books that straddle genres, including e-mail lists, social networks, the pen name debate, and more.”

Lois Hoffman presents 5 Ways to Chronicle Your Days Through Journaling posted at The Happy Self-Publisher, saying, “Its in this space of stream of consciousness, extemporaneous, no judgment, no modifying, that my pen flows easily as the words topple out onto fresh pages. Its in the time of reflecting and writing, prayerfulness and reflection, that I exercise what Im experiencing– therefore a lot more in times of crisis when the world seems to has lost its moorings and I search for a safe harbor and solid ground.”

Lisa Poisso presents Productivity for Fiction Writers: June 2020 posted at Clarity, stating, “When composing is a routine and not merely a goal, tackling a creative job as big as a novel ends up being workable. In spite of whatever occurring in the world today, writing can act as your haven if its something youre used to turning to in your everyday regimen.”

Sarah Bolme presents Should You Create an Audiobook? posted at Marketing Christian Books, stating, “Audiobook listening has actually been growing for the past years. The 2018 Annual Audiobook Sales Results published by the Audio Publishers Association showed that audiobooks experienced double-digit sales growth because 2012.”

Marketing and Selling Your Books

Pauline Wiles presents What is Mindful Marketing? By practicing mindful marketing, we secure our energy for the long-term, and form more authentic reader relationships.”

Sarah Bolme provides How to Land Local Media Coverage published at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “Dream huge. The same is real for marketing your book. Maybe you have huge dreams for your book.

Nate Hoffelder presents How to Safely Choose Colors for Your Author Website posted at Bad Red Head Media, stating, “The colors on an author website need to send out an essential message to visitors, telling them what you discuss, while at the same time bringing the visitors attention to the more crucial parts of your website. This is something that even experienced graphic designers can mess up, but if you make sure you can prevent their mistakes.”

Doris-Maria Heilmann provides How to Use Sweepstakes to Market Your Books published at SavvyBookWriters, stating, “Create a theme-based occasion giveaway that perfectly fits your readers and the genre of your brand-new book. At the exact same time as the winner invites her/his friends, they likewise introduce your book( s) to as many individuals as possible.”

Nate Hoffelder provides The 6 Key Elements Of A High-Converting Website Home Page posted at Yes to tech, saying, “Here are the 6 aspects you require on your home page if you wish to turn visitors into super fans.”

Frances Caballo provides Diversity in America, Diversity in Your Marketing Images published at Social Media Just for Writers, stating, “When I take a look at authors post images and marketing images, I only see white faces unless the author is black. That needs to alter.”

Self-Publishing Success

C. S. Lakin provides How to Write an Author Bio posted at The Self-Publisher, saying, “One of the essential marketing tools a writer needs is an author bio. This descriptive bit of writing informs readers, in few words, who you are, what you write, and what makes you distinct.

Composing Tools and Tips

C. S. Lakin presents 18 Worthy Websites for Writers published at Live Write Thrive, saying, “Apart from your desire to be an author and determination on this tough course, what makes an effective writer? According to veterans of the market, its lots of reading, writing, and a helpful neighborhood. The sites from todays selection can offer you with all the three.”

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David Leonhardt presents 8 suggestions to compose an effective memoir posted at Always Write, saying, “A successful memoir is one that informs a story. Individuals delight in learning, but they love to be amused. If you can tell a spell-binding story about something that happened in your life, youll compose a fantastic narrative.”

Zara Altair presents Keys to Start Your Mystery Novel published at Write Time, stating, “Who, what, where, and action are keys to get your reader into the story from the start. Conserve narrative description and backstory for later on. Now is the time to show your reader you inform an excellent story.”

Ellie Betts provides How to Plan a Novel in 5 Easy Steps posted at The Writing Society, stating, “Planning a novel does not need to be challenging or challenging– it can even be done in a couple of hours!”

Kristina Adams presents Pantsing in Writing: Should You Risk it? published at The Writing Society, stating, “While pantsing is often viewed as a fun way to compose a novel, it can cause all sorts of issues and postpone the advancement of your writing career. Heres why.”

Phyllis Zimbler Miller provides Social Media Responsibility in the Time of Plague posted at Joylene Nowell Butler, stating, “While this post is for everyone (not just writers), I think as writers we have a greater responsibility to get involved on social networks properly.”

Well, that finishes up this concern. I hope you take pleasure in some of the terrific articles here, and let other people interested in self-publishing understand about the Carnival– Use the share buttons to Tweet it, Share it on Facebook, Link to it!

Dave Chesson presents THE BEST SOFTWARE TO PLOT OR OUTLINE YOUR BOOK posted at Kindlepreneur, saying, “Writing a fiction, nonfiction or book , isnt easy, and planning what you wish to compose before you begin can help you compose faster and get books to market earlier. Thats why we personally checked four of the best pieces of story outline software on the market– tools and apps that can assist you detail your books and even compose them.”

Kyoko M presents Things Feud Taught Me About Writing posted at She Who Writes Monsters, stating, “I have a look back at one of FXs finest mini-series, the 2017 Emmy winning “Feud: Bette and Joan,” and see what it needs to teach us about writing.”

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