Weekend Reading 11-20

There’s a lot going on in the self-publishing world. That’s why every Friday we share the best of what our staff has been reading this week. Check out our suggestions below!

On Editing and Writing

Motivation For Creative People With Mark McGuinness from The Creative Penn

Struggling with motivation? This might help.

What Your Editor Expects From You from The Write Divas

The best way to make sure your editing process goes smoothly is to understand what your editor expects from you.

Why You Should Read Your Novel Out Loud from Blots and Plots 

Jenny nails this post with an excellent editing tactic. 

On Marketing and Publishing

The A-B-C-D Formula for Irresistible Nonfiction Book Titles from The Book Designer

Titles are hard. But this post may be the key to finding the right title for your book.

What You Need to Know About Publicity Before You Self-Publish from The Write Life

The title of the post says it all.

Public Speaking for Writers from Elizabeth Spann Craig

Public speaking can be a great way to market your books (and yourself).

Does a Newsletter Scare You? Five Ways to Rock It! from ACFW 

Don't let the author newsletter scare you, because it can pack a marketing punch.

Your Book-Signing Cheat Sheet from Fiction University

Set up your book signing today!

Monday Mailbag: ISBN, Book Design, Copyright and More from The Book Designer

The Book Designer answers all your questions.

Top Five Low-Cost/No-Cost Book Promotion Tips from Girlfriends Book Club

Low cost or free book promotion? Why not!

Indie Publishing Paths: What’s Your Distribution Plan? from Fiction University  

Distribution is an important part of publishing. What's your plan?

39 Stellar Examples of Author Facebook Cover Photo Designs from Book Bub Partners

Here's what you need to know about rocking your author Facebook cover photo.

What Are the REAL Odds of Success? Extreme Ownership & the Best-Selling Author from Kristen Lamb

What it takes to be a successful author may surprise you.

Translation For Indie Authors Plus Profanación in Spanish from The Creative Penn

Ever thought about translating your book? Joanna Penn talks tackles the topic.

Happy reading!

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