Indie Author Weekly Updates – June 21, 2017

Indie Author Weekly Update

This week’s Indie Author Weekly Update includes posts from Helen Sedwick, Jane Friedman, Penny Sansevieri, Joel Friedman, and Orna Ross. You’ll find posts about piracy, resources for authors, marketing, and  top blog posts for the first half of 2017.

Why the picture of the Labrador retriever pup above? We’re now in the dog days of summer. How are you spending them? (I’m just trying to stay cool!)

Indie Author Update

Digital Piracy & Illegal Downloads: Author Options by Helen Sedwick from BookWorks: “Sooner or later, every author suffers that dreadful experience of finding websites offering free illegal downloads of her book. For most of us, our first reaction to such digital piracy is to send a nasty email or better yet, hire an attorney to write one for us. After all, someone is stealing our work! Wait! Before you pay hard-earned money to an attorney, let’s look at less expensive options.”

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Come to the San Francisco Writers Conference

San Francisco Writers ConferenceHave you ever attended the San Francisco Writers Conference? It’s the premiere writer’s conference on the West Coast.

It’s held in San Francisco at the historical and gorgeous Mark Hopkins every year. What a beautiful setting.

Even if you can’t attend the regular conference this year, there are pre- and post-sessions that you can take separately, some free events, and an auction you can participate in.

So there’s really something for everyone.

I’ll teach two sessions and serve on two panels. I’d love it if you could drop by and say hello if you’re around. It’s always great to see a friendly face.

Here’s the scoop on what I’m teaching:

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Indie Author Weekly Roundup – July 8, 2016


 Indie Author Weekly Roundup by Frances CaballoIt seems that every week it gets harder to narrow the selection of posts I pick for the Indie Author Weekly Roundup. This week was especially difficult. I hope you enjoy the mix of social media and book marketing posts that I ultimately chose.

Indie Author Weekly Roundup


Did You Miss These Posts I Recently Wrote for Other Blogs? 

How Goodreads Can Help Writers Grow Their Readership from Susanne Lakin’s Live Write Thrive blog: “What I find interesting is that many Goodreads users attended college, and even more of them attended graduate school. Goodreads members are educated, love to read, and love to talk about books. Women read more and review more books than men and dominate this online venue. While men aren’t as active on this site as women, they still participate and are a growing force here.”

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