How to get more readers and a lesson in swearing — This week’s Cool Links

How to get more readers and swearing in sign language

This week’s cool links range from book cover trends, how to get more readers and swearing lessons in sign language. Enjoy.

Book cover trends for 2018

If you’re self-published, you’re either designing your own book covers or paying someone to do them for you. In this article, 99designs discusses eight ingenious book cover design trends for 2018. I’m not fond of the ’80’s look or Millennial Pink, but I can get on board with the minimalist and hand-drawn covers.

p.s. Did anyone think “Are you my mummy?” when they saw The Smallest Thing cover?

How to get more readers and swearing lessons in sign language.

Are you my mummy?

Where to find your next beta reader

K.M. Weiland, one of my favorite writing bloggers, answers the burning question we all have —where can I find a beta reader? She also advises what to look for when choosing one.

How to get more readers and swearing lessons in sign language.

Where to find a beta reader

I’m going to try a couple of sites she recommends. I’ve beta read in the past. It can be joyous. It can be torture. You must know what the writer expects in feedback in order to be a good beta.

How about you? Where do you find beta readers?

How to get more readers

Have you tried any of these book listing services?

If you’re running a free or 99 cent promotion and have a small marketing budget, you might want to consider listing your book with one of these services. This article breaks down the requirements and costs of fifteen book discovery sites. I’ve only tried Goodreads, but I’m thinking about using one the next time I launch a book in one of my series. Give the first one away for free with the calculated risk the reader will like it and want to buy some of my back list.

Blog postings —Quality or quantity?

How to get more readers and swearing lessons in sign language.

Blog Posts-
Quality or quantity?

A recent discussion with my accountability partner sent me in search of this question—is it better to write longer, content rich blogs or to blog more frequently, raising your hand so Google search bots can find you?

Neil Patel answered with this lengthy post (Chart! Bullet points!)

Before reading the article, how would you answer?

Warning! NSFW

The educational portion of this blog is brought to you by how to swear in sign language. A useful, satisfying skill.

That’s my cool links for this week. What have you found you’d like to share?



p.s. If you’ve enjoyed today’s links, please share using the social media buttons on the left.

If you’d like to receive an email when I blog (2-3 times a week), please sign up in the box to the right.

Not a subscriber to my newsletter? Sign up below and receive a FREE ebook. I send out a newsletter once a month, usually on the 8th, the reason for that date is lost in obscurity.

Thanks for visiting!



I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )
Join my mailing list to receive free books, updates, book release details and other valuable information. Be a Sterling Reader.
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.
Powered by Optin Forms
Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinby feather
This entry was posted in Cool links and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.