Here's your round-up of some of the best self-publishing and book marketing posts I've spotted on the interwebs this month.
There is plenty here to read and listen to that will improve your book marketing skills. Enjoy!
If you only read one thing, make it this!
Ok, so this isn't strictly a blog post, it is so much more! The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is a free, online author conference; a place to receive top advice from top self-publishers and publishing professionals. All 24 inspiring and informative sessions are still available to access.
Best of the rest
What is FREE #NaNoProMo and How Can It Help YOU Sell More Books? | BadRedhead Media
I am so excited for NaNoProMo - National Novel Promotion Month - organised by Rachel Thompson and taking place throughout May. Read the post to find out exactly what will be happening and check out the incredible prizes up for grabs, including a book marketing strategy consultation with yours truly and a 30-minute Skype consultation with the very actual Hugh Howey! OMG!
Blogging For Authors - How To Grow Your Own Traffic Goldmine | Your First 10,000 Readers
If you’re wondering how to get started with blogging for authors, this awesome post by fiction author Icy Sedgwick will get you set up the right way (including how to pick the right topic if you write fiction).
I sometimes have to remind myself that not everyone gets as excited about analytics as I do! So I was pleased to see BookWorks' web expert Tyler Doornbos break down analytics for authors in an easy to understand way and only covering the vital pieces of info you need to know.
How to Get Algorithm-Busting Engagement on Facebook | Smart Marketing for Authors
There has been a lot of chatter about Facebook in recent weeks, from algorithm changes to security issues. But it is still a great way to reach readers if you use it well. This podcast episode will help explain exactly how to do that.
Sell More Books With These 10 Guest Blogging Tips | Author Marketing Experts
I am a huge fan of guest blogging as a way to reach new readers and form relationships with other bloggers, plus it can really help you to hone your blogging skills. But it can be a struggle to know where to begin, or what the best practices are. Fortunately, Penny Sansevieri has your back.
Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – April 2018 | The Book Designer
In this month's post Amy Collins warns authors: DON’T make business or publishing decisions about Amazon based on old information. Amy's put together a helpful list of things that used to be true about Amazon that you might want to be aware of and then she provides suggestions about what to do with the new information.
The Business Of Being A Writer With Jane Friedman | The Creative Penn
"You can make a living with your writing if you change your mindset and educate yourself around the business as well as the craft of being a writer." Joanna Penn and Jane Friedman get together to chat about being strategic and the importance of multiple streams of income.
How to Sell 1,000 Copies of Your Self-Published Book in Two Weeks: Interview with Natalie Brenner | Goins, Writer
In this episode of Jeff Goins' The Portfolio Life podcast, author Natalie Brenner reveals her writing process and what she did to sell 1,000 copies of her self-published book in the first two weeks of her book launch.