At our weekly Duolit pow-wow, Shannon mentioned that she missed the Links of the Week posts from back in the day (last year is totally “back in the day”). I don’t know about you guys, but I agree with her! The posts were a great way to recognize the awesome work being done by self-publishing bloggers as well as share interestingness we stumbled upon in our web travels.
Good news, everyone! As of…now, those posts are back in a series called “As The Self-Pub World Turns.” Here’s what we’ve been checking out this week:
- Amazon, Amazon, Amazon: Our RSS feeds were blowing up with opinions on Amazon’s new KDP Select program — is it the best thing ever, the devil incarnate or something in between?
- Is KDP Select Salvation or Damnation for Indie Authors? by Carolyn McCray
- Amazon -– Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts by Kristen Lamb
- Marketing Direct To Kindle Readers: On Advertising And KDP Select by Joanna Penn
- Dear Barnes and Noble by Ashley Barron
- How (Not?) To Get Your Book Reviewed by Catherine Ryan Howard showcases both the right way and the wrong way (the really, really wrong way) to go about collecting reviews for your work.
- Bad Dollar presents a collection of $1 eBooks about worse ways to spend a dollar. Their mission? Leave the reader thinking, “now THAT was a dollar well-spent.”
- The Taleist 2012 Self-Publishing Survey closed after receiving 1006 responses. Congrats to them for a hugely successful survey — we can’t wait to read the results!
- Wise, Ink is a newish blog focused on helping passionate authors through the hurdles of publishing — sounds right up our alley, huh?
- Stories Without Borders is a project by writer and blogger Julie Gray of Just Effing Entertain Me to empower women through narrative and film. Super cool!
I know you guys have also found some awesome posts/resources this week — won’t you please share with the class? Take a few moments to leave the link in the comments so we can all have some lovely weekend reading!