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 (and Why) to Set Creative Limitations  via Brooks Editorial

Do you give yourself creative limitations? Ashley lets you know why you should. And we agree!

7 Ways to Use NaNoWriMo to Make You a Better Writer All Year Long via K.M. Weiland

The right strategy for NaNoWriMo can make you a better writer. It’s true! K.M. Weiland explains why.

How to Be a Successful Writer: Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and NaNoWriMo is Coming: 5 Tips for Preparing to Write Your Novel via The Write Life

The Write Life is on point with their posts this week. First with the dangers of comparison, and then another post on preparing for NaNoWriMo.

Word Count: How Many Words In a Novel? via The Write Practice

How many words should your novel have? The Write Practice breaks it down by genre.

On Marketing

5 Observations on the Evolution of Author Business Models via Jane Friedman

How has being an author changed? Jane Friedman shares her observations.

3 mistakes you’re making on Goodreads via Sandra Beckwith

Are you making one of these mistakes on Goodreads? But don’t worry, you can read what we’ve written on the best way to promote your book on Goodreads.

Why “Just Write More Books” is Terrible Advice: Introducing Reader Magnets via Nick Stephenson

Tired of hearing “Just write more books”? Nick Stephenson talks about what you can do instead.

8 Ways to Take Control of Social Media via Tim Grahl

Spending too much time on social media? Tim Grahl’s got some advice for you.

How to Become a Bestselling, Full-Time Novelist — It’s SO Easy! via Writer Unboxed

Think becoming a bestselling, full-time novelist is easy? Well… maybe you should check out this Writer Unboxed article.

How To Avoid Common Ebook Marketing Mistakes in 6 Painless Steps via Writers Edit

Don’t make one of these ebook marketing mistakes!

Should You Go Wide or Join KDP Select/Kindle Unlimited? via Lindsay Buroker

Where should you distribute your books? Lindsay Buroker talks about the pros and cons of each.

Happy reading, writers!