Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #122

By Joel Friedlander

Included Posts

Glenna Collett presents Book Distribution 101 published at Book Design Made Simple, stating, “Youve released a book, or you will quickly, and you require to get it into the hands of readers. How? We describe book circulation fundamentals.” Nate Hoffelder presents eBook Piracy: How to Respond If Someone Steals Your eBook Online published at Florida Writers Association, stating, “Piracy is a discomfort, but fighting it does not need to consume your every waking moment. This post will assist you manage your piracy issue with a minimum of effort.”

Jay Artale presents Using Bargain Booksy to Promote your Nonfiction Book posted at Birds of a Feather Press, saying, “Bargain Booksy is a low-cost book promotion site for rookie authors, and ideal for promoting nonfiction. Discover how to tackle preparing and arranging your occasion using Amazon, and how to master marketing rates methods for this niche.”

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

See completion of this post for links to submit your article for the next carnival, or for participating Bloggers and Featured Bloggers to grab your sidebar badges. Thanks to everybody who took part.

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

Schedule Design and Production

Cate Baum provides Infinity Publishings Authors FastPencil Issues– What to Do posted at SPR.

Indie Author

Sarah Bolme provides How to Spot a Self-Published Book published at Marketing Christian Books, stating, “After seeing numerous self-published books, I can almost constantly tell if a book is self-published upon very first look. While self-publishing no longer carries the preconception it did a years back, if you are interested in your book belonging to the general book market– indicating offering beyond Amazon– then having a book that complies with industry requirements is crucial.”

Marketing and Selling Your Books

Ivelisse Rodriguez presents 4 Easy SEO Tips for Writers and Authors [+ Successful Examples] posted at Digital Pubbing.

Tony Riches presents Using Photofunia To Create Content For Social Media posted at The Writing Desk, saying, “This is a free website with a great variety of simple to use templates for authors– had Ive had great outcomes with significantly increased sharing of tweets with these images”

Frances Caballo provides Blogs for Authors posted at Social Media Just for Writers, stating, “I occasionally examine the author blog sites I read and offer a list of my favorite for my readers. This years list has some beginners (to the list not to the writing/book marketing world). I hope you register for these blogs and enjoy them as much as I do. Obviously, figures amongst them.”

Gladys Strickland presents Repurposing Content Guide for Authors posted at Creatively Sustainable, stating, “How numerous ways can you repurpose content you have currently produced? Perhaps more than you believe.”

Darcy Pattison provides The Glorious Failure of Book One posted at Indie Kids Books.

Penny Sansevieri provides Maximizing Your Amazon Author Central Page posted at IndieReader.

Belinda Griffin presents Reader Magnet Ideas for Authors posted at SmartAuthorsLab.

Darcy Pattison provides The Glorious Failure of Book One published at Indie Kids Books.

Self-Publishing Success

Sarah Bolme provides Marketing Ideas for the Technology-Challenged Author posted at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “One of the concerns that I often come across when I speak at writers conferences is: “Im not tech savvy. Exist other ways to market a book besides social media?” My response is constantly “of course”. Social network is just one tool in an authors marketing tool kit. There are various tools in a tool kit. Over reliance on one tool is not good.”

Belinda Griffin presents Social Media Wont Sell Your Books– 5 Things that Will posted at SmartAuthorsLab, saying, “Social media is not the very best tool for offering books, although its where lots of authors begin. Here are 5 alternative things to concentrate on.”

Nate Hoffelder provides How to Sell eBooks on an Author Website: The Beginners Guide published at The Digital Reader, saying, “Everyone states that authors should sell ebooks on their site, however how precisely do you do that? This beginners guide will help you start.”

When Your Book Launch Fails published at The Writers Cookbook, Kristina Adams provides What to do.

Rob Davis presents Top 8 Platforms to Sell Your Ebooks published at Digital Pubbing.

Composing Tools and Tips

Susanne Lakin provides Is Your Premise Worth Your Time (or Anyone Elses)? That concept makes way for a premise (circumstance setup), which makes way for a one-sentence story idea. Find out how to compose your one sentence and challenge your property to see if its worth your time to establish into a complete story.”

Alexa Whitewolf presents Editing Fiction: When to DIY and When to Outsource posted at The Writers Cookbook.

Alessandra Torre provides Using brand-new techniques to steer your story published at Authors A.I. Learning Center Blog, stating, “Veteran– and bestselling– authors Judith Lucci and Fiona Quinn share their method of composing characters and establishing scenes.”

Ethan Cross provides Why write fiction under a pen name? posted at Authors A.I. Learning Center Blog, stating, “Author Ethan Cross and publisher-editor-author Lou Aronica talk about the advantages and disadvantages of composing under more than one name.”

Well, that concludes this problem. I hope you take pleasure in a few of the excellent 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 5 Editing Services For Authors That Are Worth Your Time published at IndieReader.

Paul Hobday provides Plot Factory Review: Organization For Authors published at Lulu Blog, saying, “Review for Plot Factory, an online tool for preparing, organizing, and writing your fiction while keeping all supporting material (characters, areas, plot) arranged in one location.”

Phyllis Zimbler Miller presents YA Novel THE ASSIGNMENT: Encouraging Young People to Speak Up posted at Joylene Nowell Butler, saying, “Fiction writers can encourage positive real-life actions.”

Katy Segrove provides How to Make Yourself Sit Down and Write, Even if Youre Not in the Mood posted at Pick Up Your Pen, saying, “These are 14 techniques, ideas and techniques that a few of the authors I know find helpful for getting themselves to sit down and compose. In case youre struggling to advance with your writing at the moment, theres hopefully something here that can help.”

Kristina Adams presents Why Your Characters are Boring (and How to Fix Them) published at The Writers Cookbook.

Jo Finchen-Parsons provides Why even self-publishing authors ought to compose a book proposition posted at The Exchange, stating, “Although a book proposal is traditionally for sending to agents and publishers to convince them to purchase your book, I think writing a book proposal– or perhaps an advancement strategy is more accurate– must be the very first step in any non-fiction job. A book proposal, or all the info that goes into one, is a tool to assist craft and form your writing– do not assume its scheduled only for those looking for a publishing deal.”

Lois Hoffman provides 5 Simple Steps to Mindful Writing published at The Happy Self-Publisher, stating, “Do you have a hard time with writing day-to-day? Do you feel like you get what they call authors block?

The next concern is December 25, 2020 and the due date for submissions will be December 15, 2020. Do not miss it!

Andy Maslen presents How to create a meaningful criminal offense series posted at Authors A.I. Learning Center Blog, stating, “Hybrid author Andy Maslen describes how adhering to the conventions– and avoiding the cliches– can make your crime series more engaging for readers”

Zara Altair presents How To Balance Character and Plot in a Mystery Novel posted at Write Time, saying, “Your mystery requires a strong plot to develop and resolve the secret puzzle. But, your characters, specifically your sleuth, engage readers, create empathy, and keep them involved. Plan the story, then establish each scene with character interaction.”

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