It’s been too long since I last compiled a list of blogs for authors. I thought it was time to revisit this topic.
You know how health experts say that you are what you eat? Well, I have a saying: You are what you read.
If you read junk, well, you will likely write rubbish. But if you read books that are well written, you’ll learn to write well. (More on this topic some other time.)
I also believe that if you want to write well, you need to read blogs for writers. And if you’re going to sell books, you need to read book marketing blogs and social media marketing blogs.
Keeping up to date on industry blogs will enable you to learn more about:
- Social media
- Book marketing
- Online advertising, such as Facebook ads and Amazon ads
So, without further ado, let me introduce my new list of bloggers that authors should read. There are several new entries.
Top Blogs for Authors
Between posts, she writes herself and invites guests to write for her. There’s hardly a day that goes by when Jane doesn’t have a new post on her blog. They tend to be rich in content and well thought out. Don’t miss this blog. You’ll learn about writing and marketing as well as how to land a publisher. For me, Jane Friedman produces the top blog in the writing and publishing field. Subscribe to her blog now. You’ll never be disappointed.
Presently, the text to Joanna Penn’s podcast (The Creative Penn) serves as a blog. Listen to her podcast or read her blog posts. Joanna is never stingy with knowledge. The more you listen to her and her guests, the more you’ll learn, and the more success you’ll have as an author.
I love this blog. Where would the indie blogosphere be without the snarky and entertaining writing style of Anne R. Allen? Anne tells it like it is without reservation and always seems to have a new perspective on even tired, old subjects for her loyal authors/readers.
Indie Author Blogs
This blog reliably delivers information that writers need to know to succeed. It seems to get better year after year. I know that I enjoy it more now than I ever have.
Read his blog, subscribe to his YouTube channel, and sign up for his newsletter. He is one of today’s top voices in book marketing.
Dave Chesson is the public face of Kindlepreneur. I don’t know who his partners are, and it really doesn’t matter to me. I love the posts on this website and the advice. This is a top voice in the indie world.
Blogs Not to Be Missed
TheBookDesigner is Joel Friedlander’s blog. He started this blog out of thin air years ago. Since then, it’s grown into a mainstay in the independent publishing arena. Whenever you see a list of the best blogs for writers, you’ll find TheBookDesigner.com on it. If you’re self-published, you have to read this blog.
Lisa is a nonfiction book coach who has successfully launched authors in their writing careers and helped them conceptualize, write, and edit books, as well as get published. Her posts are always well-written, and her fees are worth every penny. Not many people in the indie author sphere have heard of her, because she mostly works with traditional publishing and nonfiction. But she works with indie authors, as well, many of whom have won prestigious awards, including the Nautilus Book Awards and Stevie Awards for Best Book. Subscribe to her blog and the next time you need an editor or advice on a marketing plan, contact her.
Selecting blogs for a list like this is never easy. I’m sure there are some I’ve forgotten, and for that, I apologize. But I’ve done my best to list the blogs that I consistently read every week.
Not sure what to write about on your blog? Read this post I wrote: 50 Blog Topics for Authors.