This Week in the Blogs, July 10 – 16, 2020

By Shelley Sturgeon

Some interesting articles to share with you again this week on blogging, marketing, and self-publishing.

And, don’t forget that we’re still accepting submission to our e-Book Cover Design Awards for July. The deadline is July 31st. Don’t miss our post for June’s e-Book Cover Design Awards here on Monday, July 27th.

We are now accepting submissions for August’s Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. The deadline is August 15th. Be sure to check out our July edition here on Friday, July 31st.

See you back here next week. Be well and stay safe!

Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
Boost Your Blog Traffic with the Yoast SEO Secrets of the WordPress Elves
“Our fantastic webmaster, Barb Drozdowich of Bakerview Consulting, put a Yoast SEO plug-in on this blog when she rescued us several years ago.”

Sandra Beckwith on Indie Reader
The Best-Kept Fiction Marketing Secret
“What’s the best kept fiction marketing secret out there? Guest blogging.”

Dave Chesson on Jane Friedman
Amazon Editorial Reviews: Are You Using This Incredible Section?
“Amazon editorial reviews are one of the most underrated tools in a self-publishing author’s arsenal—that’s because most authors either don’t know what they are or how to access them. Editorial reviews are book evaluations that are usually written by an editor or expert in the book’s genre or field.”

Brian Jud on Nonfiction Authors Association
Nowhere to Sell Books? Know Where to Sell Books by Brian Jud
“Bookstores are currently closed due to the coronavirus. Authors and publishers are waiting it out, hoping to sell their books through those that eventually reopen. But if you look around there are many places through which you can sell books now – think supermarkets and pharmacies.”

Sophie Masson on Writer Unboxed
What I’ve Learned About Presenting Online Writing Workshops
“Like most professional writers, I’ve always supplemented my writing income with speaking gigs—workshops, talks, presentations of all sorts, both for adults and for children. Although over the years I’ve presented the odd Skype or other remotely-delivered live presentation, the vast majority of my speaking gigs have been face-to-face and in person.”

 
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