There are some great blog posts here for you in the newest edition of the Indie Author Weekly Update. I found three posts on book marketing and two on blogging. I also like the post from Joanna Penn on book covers. Enjoy all of them.
Indie Author Blogging
Thoughts on Blogging by Elizabeth Spann Craig: If you’re an author, make sure you blog, especially if you write nonfiction. You’ll be amazed at how blogging can improve your website’s SEO.
Getting Blog Traffic: How I Started to Consistently Get 20,000+ Pageviews per Month: This post explains how to boost your blog traffic. I agree with some of the methods but not all of them. Read and see what you think.
What Authors Need To Know About Book Cover Design from Joanna Penn: It’s best to hire a professional to design your book cover. But if you can’t afford one, Joanna Penn has some DIY tips.
Indie Author Book Marketing
Metadata Optimization For Your Book: My Self-Publishing Experience, Part 5 from the BookBaby blog: This new post focuses on how best to prepare your new book for optimal sales. It goes into everything from trim sizes to KDP Select to metadata.
10 Publishing Terms Every New Author Should Know from Indies Unlimited: This is a good list of terms that all indie authors should familiarize themselves with.
How to Get Editorial Reviews for Your Self-Published Book from Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center: Reviews from influential authors can help sell indie author books. Create a spreadsheet look for reviewers of similar books in your genre and create an email template. Put everything you need in a spreadsheet and you’ll be on your way.
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