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.

Are Paid Book Reviews Worth It? from Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman explores whether paid reviews are worth the expense… or not.

Tips to Ensure Your Book Signing Is a Success via Author Marketing Experts

The last part of Penny Sansevieri’s book signing series, these are the tips you need to be successful.

Tips for making the most of our Goodreads profile from Elizabeth Spann Craig

Dig a little deeper into your Goodreads profile with these tips from Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Your Author Business Plan: A Framework for the Creative Entrepreneur from Your Writer Platform

Kimberley Grabas provides a 25-page workbook designed to help you develop a framework for your author business plan.

The 6-Part Process to Successfully Self-Publishing Your Book from K.M. Weiland on Cultured Vultures

Who doesn’t want to be successful at self-publishing? K.M. Weiland breaks success down into six parts. They might surprise you.

How to Create an Author Brand: 4 Easy Steps to Take Right Now from Write It Sideways

You may know an author brand is important, but knowing where to start can be tough. Write It Sideways provides four easy steps to get started now.

Goodreads Giveaways: An Update from Catherine Ryan Howard

What goes into a successful Goodreads giveaway? Catherine Ryan Howard gives an update on her post from a couple years ago.

Free will only take you so far from Build Book Buzz

Sandra Beckwith explains why Googling info can only take you so far—and when paying for a resource is better worth your time.

Preview Widget: Amazon Book Marketing Tool from Fiction Notes

Got a Kindle book? Now you’re able to add a preview of it to your website.

Happy reading!