Weekend Reading 12-11

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 Writing

How to write a nonfiction book from The Creative Penn

Nonfiction books can be a great way to boost your business. This guide from The Creative Penn walks you through step by step.

How To Turn Your NaNoWriMo Project Into a Real Novel from The Creative Penn

If you participated in NaNoWriMo, here's what you need to know to turn your project into a real novel.

4 Lies Writers Believe from The Write Practice

Do you believe these lies? You shouldn't.

8 Obstacles to Completing Your First Novel from Pen Leak

Do you struggle with these obstacles?

On Marketing

Make Your Website Work for You - Part 2 from Book Gal

Got a website? Make sure you're making it work for you.

Jan Marshall presents: Cover Design and Writing – Are the Rules the Same? from Romance University

Are the rules for cover design the same as writing? Jan Marshall explores.

7 Crucial Mistakes Authors Makes with Their Email Lists from Marketing for Writers

If you have an email list, make sure you're not making one of these mistakes.

How To Twitter: Tips For Newbies from Molly Greene

Get on Twitter! Molly Greene presents some easy tips if you're new to Twitter.

Five Self-Publishing Lessons Learned Between Debut and Second Book from The Alliance of Independent Authors

What can you learn between your debut and second book?

What to Avoid in Your Cover Copy from Cecilia Edits

What do you need to avoid in your cover copy? Cecilia Lewis lays it out.

The ONE Trait that Will Keep You From Getting Published from Rachelle Gardner 

Do you have this trait?

7 Tips to Make the Most of Working with a Cover Designer from Fiction University 

If you're working with a cover designer, be sure you follow these tips.

Smashwords: 2015 Smashwords Survey Reveals Insights to Help Authors from the Smashwords Blog

Smashwords has a few insights to help you.

Boosting Sales For a Book from Elizabeth Spann Craig

Need to boost your book sales?

Engaging Audiences through Twitter in 15 Minutes a Day from Jane Friedman 

Twitter doesn't have to take you a lot of time. Jane Friedman lets you know how you can use it in just 15 minutes a day.

Gift Guides

22 Inspiring Gifts for Writers: The Write Life’s 2015 Holiday Guide from The Write Life

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Writers — 2015 Edition from Jami Gold

And then there's ours! Missed it? Check out our 2015 Gift Guide for Authors.

Happy reading!

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