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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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