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

5 Ways to Recover After a Writing Burnout (a guest post by Nichole Severn) via She’s Novel

Feeling burnt out from writing? Here’s what you need to do to get back on track.

Are You Waving The Novice Writer Flag? by Rayne Hall via Romance University

If you’re doing one of these things in your writing, it’ll mark you as a novice. And that’s never good.

Creativity, Productivity, Fear, And Writing. An Interview With Joanna Penn via The Creative Penn

If you’ve ever struggled as a writer (and who hasn’t, really?), this interview with Joanna Penn might help.

Is It Okay To End A Sentence With A Preposition? via The Write Practice

Where does the rule come from anyway? What your high school English teacher told you might be wrong. (Unless he or she was cool and with the times.)

On Marketing

Before You Launch Your Author Website: How to Avoid Long-Term Mistakes via Jane Friedman

Got an author website? Make sure you’re avoiding these mistakes.

Our author newsletter is the key to sales without selling via Joel D Canfield

Do you have an author newsletter? If not, now’s the time to get one.

How Authors Can Find Their Ideal Reading Audience via Jane Friedman

If you don’t know who your ideal reading audience is, this article by Jane Friedman will help.

A 12-Month Strategic Plan for Marketing Your Book before Release via Live Write Thrive

A lot of marketing happens before your release. Here’s a 12 month plan from Live Write Thrive.

Jennifer Shirk presents: 5 Tips to Help You Get Discovered by Readers on Goodreads via Romance University

If you’re on Goodreads, but no one’s finding you or your book, Jennifer Shirk’s tips might be your ticket to discovery.

How to Use Periscope to Build Your Writing Brand via The Write Life

If you know anything about Periscope, you know it’s getting big. Here’s how it can help you build your writing brand.

Happy reading, writers!