Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #119

By Joel Friedlander

A collection of outstanding posts recently published to blog sites, your reading here will be highly rewarded.

See the end of this post for links to submit your article for the next carnival, or for getting involved Bloggers and Featured Bloggers to get your sidebar badges. Thanks to everyone who took part.

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

Featured Posts

Sarah Bolme provides You Cant Avoid Criticism published at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “If you do anything openly– author a book, talk to a group, compose a blog post or post, post on social media– somebody is going to disagree with you. There is constantly someone in a crowd who is a cynic.”.

Darcy Pattison provides Indie Publishing: Learning to Trust Yourself Again published at Indie Kids Books.

Louise Harnby provides How to utilize reflexive pronouns in fiction posted at The Editing Blog, stating, “Himself, herself, myself, themself/selves … examine the usage of pronouns in your fiction. You might simply be exhausting them, such that youre mentioning the apparent, modifying the speed, and reducing stress.”.

Deborah Jay provides Writers, are you quickly distracted? Attempt the bubble technique. posted at Deborah Jay Author, saying, “As an author who is also a sports expert, I find lots of performance methods can be moved between the two diverse occupations.”.

James Moushon presents Authors: The Task of Finding Readers– A Study posted at HBS Authors Spotlight, stating, “Authors: The Task of Finding Readers– A Study– Over 30 Outstanding Authors Share Their Experiences. As they say “This is fantastic things.

Dave Chesson provides What to Write About on Your Author Blog (with Blog Topics Inside) published at IndieReader.

Gladys Strickland presents Free Social Media Scheduling Tools for Authors published at Creatively Sustainable, stating, “Market your writing with regular updates on social media. I share the totally free tools I utilize and how I use them to arrange material to different social media channels.”.

Pam Firth presents Passive voice: When is it the much better option? published at Devilish Details: Fiendish Tips for Writers and Editors, stating, “Academic style guides such as APAs Publication Manual often suggest active voice in academic writing, however when is passive voice the better choice?”.

Writing Tools and Tips.

Connie B. Dowell presents Writer Beware and Avoiding Scams with Richard C. White published at Book Echoes, saying, “Guest Richard C. White speaks about warnings for authors to prevent rip-offs and assess what services are beneficial and what to prevent.”.

Terry Whalin provides The Power of Words posted at The Writing Life, stating, “Prolific writer and editor Terry Whalin advises us that our words have power to heal or to damage.”.

Nellie Neeman presents Staring Down The Great Book Marketing Challenge posted at Nellies Notes, stating, “NELLIES NOTES will offer ideas, motivation, and first-hand experience, helping new writers browse their method to self-publishing success.”.

Self-Publishing Success.

Geoff Hughes presents How much does it cost to self release a book published at The Write Stuff.

Alexander von Ness presents Book cover re-designs: A professional deals 7 prior to and after examples published at BuildBookBuzz.

Kyoko M presents Hindsight is 20/20: My Seventh Year in Self-Publishing posted at She Who Writes Monsters, saying, “I evaluate what I have actually found out during my seventh year as a self-published author.”.

The next issue is September 28, 2020 and the deadline for submissions will be September 15, 2020. Do not miss it!

Lois Hoffman presents Is Affiliate Marketing the Next Thing for Writers? Three key parties are involved in affiliate marketing.

Nate Hoffelder presents (Ten) Great Twitter Chats for Writers published at Nate Hoffelder, saying, “Want to hang out with other authors? Here are ten terrific Twitter chats where you can deal with your craft, and discover more about the industry.”.

Zara Altair provides On-Site in Your Story Settings published at Write Time, stating, “Tips to add setting details to make your story come alive and keep readers engaged.”.

Sabrina Ricci presents Guest Post: How to Use Guest Appearances and Interviews in Tandem with your SEO published at Digital Pubbing, saying, “Youve written your book, youve reviewed it a million times and you lastly released it.”.

C. S. Lakin presents Book Cover Design Ideas: 7 Proven Tips for Creating Yours published at The Self-Publisher, stating, “No doubt youve heard the old saying: “An images worth a thousand words.” This is so true– a singular image can inspire activism and outrage, trigger tears of discomfort or compassion, or make us laugh uproariously. Renowned images stick around long in the collective memory of a society– and can even alter us exceptionally. As a self-publishing author, your goal might not be to change the world with your book cover, but, knowledgeable about the power of images, a new expression may be fitting: “A photos worth a thousand sales.” We want our books to offer– whether our main goal is to generate income or not.”.

Louise Harnby provides How to reveal the feelings of non-viewpoint characters published at The Editing Blog, saying, “Non-viewpoint characters have emotions too. But how do we reveal them without head-hopping? The response lies in mastering observable behaviour.”.

Here are all the links youll need.

Belinda Griffin presents How to market a book even if you HATE marketing! published at SmartAuthorsLab.

Nate Hoffelder presents 6 Mistakes Authors Make with Their Websites published at Ingram Spark blog, saying, “Here are 6 technical errors frequently discovered on author websites.”.

Well, that finishes up this concern. I hope you take pleasure in a few of the great short articles here, and let other individuals interested in self-publishing learn about the Carnival– Use the share buttons to Tweet it, Share it on Facebook, Link to it!

Marketing and Selling Your Books.

Sarah Bolme provides How Effective Is Your Website? It is the face that you present to the world.

SUSANNE LAKIN presents The Challenge of Creating Powerful Settings posted at Live Write Thrive, stating, “Setting is so frequently ignored or pushed to the background in fiction. It is, perhaps, one of the most powerful components of a story. If you arent thinking thoroughly about the settings in your story, I hope youll think again. Setting isnt simply where your total story is set, its all those areas you set invidual scenes in. We spend a lot of our time at work and house, and periodically at those restaurants and coffee bar, however that is regular life. And while we wish to reveal our characters in their normal lives (at least sometimes), readers dont want “dull.” The difficulty for novelists is to come up with settings that are intriguing.”.

Nate Hoffelder provides Website modifications that can lead to finding brand-new clients posted at An AMerican Editor, stating, “Here are six simple changes you can make to your website to get more paying clients.”.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller provides Writers Modeling Behavior On and Off the Page published at Joylene Nowell Butler, saying, “I wrote this article since I think writers have an unique duty to promote public security habits.”.

Amy Edelman presents Giving Readers What They Want– The Strategy that Leads to More Book Sales published at IndieReader.

Indie Author.

Jay Artale provides How to Improve your Books Readability with Self-Editing posted at Birds of a Feather Press, stating, “How to self-editing your nonfiction book to improve the readability by using Scriveners text to speech function, and ProWritingAids readability by paragraph report.”.

Schedule Design and Production.

Dave Chesson provides HOW TO CHANGE YOUR KINDLE KEYWORDS AND WHY YOU SHOULD published at Kindlepreneur, stating, “Did you know you can change your books keywords anytime you desire? It typically takes Amazon just 24 hours to show modifications you make, and with the best keyword technique, you can restore a book that hasnt been getting constant sales.”.

Lisa Poisso provides How long should you query your manuscript? published at Clarity, stating, “Nothing offers an unique like the next book. If all you have on tap is a freshman effort you slaved over for ten years, that doesnt bode well to anybody looking for somebody who can keep the hits coming.”.

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