This week, fantasy writer T E Shepherd explained why he continues to draft his first edit by hand in Good Reasons for Writing by Hand
Indie author Rose Deakin gave us her go-to tool for formatting pictures within ebooks – complete with instructions. Thanks Rose! How to Format Ebooks with Many Pictures in Calibre
It was also my monthly Self-Publishing Salon with Joanna Penn. This month we chatted about using editors and beta readers, the impact of dictating on a first draft, evolution of your writing process, and the importance of an author blog, amongst other things. Listen again here.
US novelist Dorah Blume explained why she’s glad she used ARCs (Advance Review Copies) to promote her self-published book.
And we had another quirky yet effective way to go about book promotion. Find out what’s worked for Russell Phillips, military technology and history writer, in An Inventive Idea for Book Marketing & Promotion on your Author Website
And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week the controversy continues with how some authors are attempting to reach the dizzying heights of bestseller status. Dan also mentions Barnes and Noble deleting author accounts, Amazon advertising, and Wattpad’s latest launch.
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