Developing Thick Skin

This week, among other things, Canadian indie author Marie McCann shares her strategy for dealing with the critics in Why It Helps If Indie Authors Develop a Thick Skin. She draws on her unusual background as the child of another kind of artist in the public eye to build her personal resilience and to maintain her self-belief.

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Marking the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, John Doppler gave thanks.

Children’s indie author and illustrator Zoe Sadler shares her top tips on how to reach both parents and children by promoting your self-published books at literary events such as book festivals in this week’s book marketing advice.

Jay Artale and Michael La Ronn brought us this month’s Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon Podcast covering topics:

  • eBook Design Tools
  • Image Rights
  • Cover Design Help
  • Sourcing Stock Photos
  • eBook Cover Thumbnails

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week he thanks Mark Lefebvre for his tireless work at Kobo Writing Life, he is bemused by Amazon rankings from Bookbub’s promotion (along with many others), he gets his teeth into a couple of new technicalities of law and tax in the EU, and what DigitalBookWorld’s lost archives means to many of us.

If you’re interested in writing or self-publishing, you might like to join our Alliance of Independent Authors. And if you’d like to look at my self-published work, you’ll find it here