This Week in the Blogs, September 24 – 30, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

Invite October! Were three quarters of the method through 2020 and Im still trying to figure out how that occurred. Like it or not, it appears time flies even if youre not always having a good time!

On schedule for the year? Weve had more than the normal quantity of distractions this year, havent we?

Gentle push time …

Have a great week. Be well and stay safe! See you back here next Friday!

Dan Wagstaff on The Casual OptimistBook Covers of Note, September 2020″ Another rather rushed update this month Im afraid, which is specifically frustrating offered the number of new books there out at this time of year. Im sure Ive missed out on more than a few excellent covers here, however hopefully I will catch them prior to the end of the year …”.


If you were planning to submit your e-book cover to our e-Book Cover Design Awards for October, you have up until Halloween (Saturday, October 31st) to do so.

Mark Williams on ALLis Self-Publishing Advice CenterInternational Insights: Kobo” Kobo is related to by many indies as an afterthought, due to the fact that it is notoriously not a big player in the United States. As well soon see, Kobo is bigger in the United States than we might think, and beyond the US borders Kobo is in fact a treasure chest for the internationalist indie ready to step outside the shadow of Amazon.”.

If you were preparing to submit your short articles to our Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies blog site carnival for Octobers edition, please do so by Thursday, October 15th.

Jane Friedman on Jane FriedmanOnline Book Events: A Necessary Pivot in 2020, But How Do You Compete?” The totality of the publishing neighborhood has actually turned its eye toward online occasions as a method to spread out word of mouth about books– even as lockdown limitations have relieved.”

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Brian Jud on BookBaby BlogHow to Work With a Book Marketing Consultant” If you work with a well-informed, skilled book publishing/marketing expert, you can lessen– or hopefully remove– pricey errors. Here are some things to consider when choosing and working with an advisor.”.

Kimberley Grabas on Your Writer PlatformUsing Fanfiction to Build your Audience, Brand, and Platform” Fandom is a term used to explain neighborhoods built around a shared satisfaction and fascination with an element of popular culture, such as books, musicians, celebs, web personalities, motion pictures, or TV series.”.


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