Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies Issue #105

By Joel Friedlander

Welcome to this concern of the Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. This challenge is for June, 2019. We welcome your submissions on subjects related to writing, self-publishing, guide design or advertising books.

A set of excellent articles lately posted to blogs, your reading right here might be richly rewarded.

See the finish of this publish for hyperlinks to submit your blog posts for the next carnival, or for collaborating Bloggers and Featured Bloggers to grab your sidebar badges. Because of everybody who participated.

Featured Posts

Frances CaballoFrances Caballo presents How you can Conquer LinkedIn – Half 1 posted at Social Media Just for Writers, saying, “Want to learn how to conquer LinkedIn? I know what you’re thinking. “I’m a writer, not a business. I don’t need LinkedIn.” Yeah, properly, in case you write books and need to make a dwelling at it, guess what? You just started a business. I imply, who writes books, pays for conferences or workshops, editors, and graphic artists after which doesn’t anticipate to earn cash? I hope that’s not you. Pay attention, whereas Instagram keeps climbing the chart, growing and increasing you want to know this: you continue to need LinkedIn. So, let’s get started.”

Belinda-PollardBelinda Pollard presents Ought to Writers Do Their Personal Modifying? posted at Write, Edit and Publish Like A Pro, saying, “The answer to “Should writers do their own editing?” is each YES and NO. There are occasions once we should edit our personal work, and occasions once we need the profit of someone else’s eyes. This text covers self-editing, using beta readers, and what you can anticipate from hiring knowledgeable editor when the time comes.”

Jay-ArtaleJay Artale presents Why Launching a Podcast will Develop Your Blog Audience posted at Tips on how to Blog a Ebook, saying, “Even though podcasting is now mainstream, you don’t have to worry that you’ve missed the boat. It’s never too late to launch your own author podcast, and here’s why you should.”

E-book Design and Manufacturing

Dave Chesson presents The Elements and Anatomy of a Ebook posted at Kindlepreneur, saying, “As a writer, you know how to craft useful content or a great story, but what about all those other pages? Copyrights, dedications, tables of content, indexes — it’s a lot to keep track of. This article breaks down the parts of a book so you can check all the boxes in less time and with less stress.”

Dmitri Barvinok presents What authors have to find out about errata strategies in e-book publishing: How can I repair errors in my guide? posted at Entrance Edge Publishing Weblog, saying, “What should an author do when they find an error in their published book? In the past, traditional publishing methods and technologies essentially only had one answer for this author: Wait until the next print run—and only then if your book sells enough copies. Such fixes could take years, or were never made. Today, fast and flexible printing technologies mean post-publication changes—called errata—don’t have to wait until the current print run ends. Fixes can be incorporated based on optimal distribution timing.”

Iola Goulton presents Advertising 101: Guide Cover Design posted at Christian Modifying Providers, saying, “Tips for finding a cover design that will attract your readers, and my two favourite resources for cover design inspiration.”

Laura Cross presents How Much Will It Value to Self-Publish Your Nonfiction Ebook posted at Skilled Writer.

Michele DeFilippo presents How you can Put together a Manuscript for the Guide Designer and Editor posted at 1106 Design Blog, saying, “When it comes to preparing a manuscript for the book designer, you don’t need to make it look pretty. Honestly, we don’t mind that your manuscript doesn’t yet look like a book; after all, that’s our job! There are some things you can do (and shouldn’t do), however, to make your intentions clearer and your manuscript easier to navigate for both the book designer and editor. Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts—tips for how to prepare a manuscript.”

Sarah Bolme presents The Rising Demand for Paper posted at Advertising Christian Books, saying, “The cost to print a book keeps increasing. IngramSpark and Lightning Source recently raised their printing fees—again. A number of independent authors are frustrated by the rising costs. We live in a digital age. If we are operating more in the digital realm, shouldn’t paper consumption be going down? If consumption is going down, wouldn’t this mean that paper is more affordable due to supply and demand?”

Indie Writer

Pleasure E. Rancatore presents Why Start a Press? posted at Logos & Mythos, saying, “Have you considered starting your own Press? I did! Here are some of my reasons behind taking these extra steps.”

Terry Whalin presents Be A Seen Writer posted at The Writing Life, saying, “With over 4,500 new books a day, some book authors are invisible. Terry Whalin helps you raise your visibility in Be A Visible Author.”

Advertising and Selling Your Books

Belinda Griffin presents 5 Methods of Reaching New Readers Utilizing Social Media posted at BookWorks Weblog, saying, “’s Reader Relationships expert, Belinda Griffin, shares 5 ways to connect to new readers via social media in her ongoing series on reader outreach.”

Connie Dowell Dowell presents Copywriting for Authors with Brian Meeks posted at E-book Echoes Podcast, saying, “Brian comes on the podcast to talk about how copywriting skills for authors can help authors sell more books with better descriptions and advertising copy.”

Jay Artale presents Nonfiction E-book Advertising for Introverts – Again to Basics posted at Birds of a Feather Press, saying, “Introverted authors often shy away from book marketing, but with a few simple steps even the most reticent marketer can create a solid foundation for their books without getting overwhelmed. If you’ve been hiding your head under the covers to avoid self-promotion, find out how one simple switch in your perspective can ease the pain of marketing.”

Russell Phillips presents Photographs, Resolution, and DPI posted at Writer Assist, saying, “Authors are comfortable with words, but many of them know much less about images, especially technical issues such as resolution and DPI (dots per inch). This can be a problem when choosing images for use in print books or for use on merchandise such as bookmarks.”

Sarah Bolme presents The Ebook Distribution Conundrum posted at Advertising Christian Books, saying, “The big news this month is that Baker & Taylor announced that they will no longer sell books to retailers as of July 15, 2019. This is industry-changing news.”

Self-Publishing Success

Dave Chesson presents Inside Your Ebook & Again Cover Branding Opportunities posted at BookWorks Blog, saying, “’s Author Branding expert, Dave Chesson, reveals 3 branding opportunities many authors overlook: the back cover, preface and dedication pages.”

Lisa Poisso presents Determine Now, Determine Later: Selections to Make Earlier than Your Edit posted at Readability, saying, “The answer to what your book needs and what it can do without lies in all the other decisions you make about your book before editing. Here’s what to decide—and what not to decide—before you’re ready for professional editing.”

Writing Instruments and Ideas

Amanda Linehan presents Why To Use Writing Prompts and The place To Find Them posted at Amanda Linehan, saying, “Consider using writing prompts to boost your creativity and put a little distance between you and your story.”

C. S. Lakin presents Writing Authentic Dialogue in Memoir posted at Reside Write Thrive, saying, “Dialogue is the epitome of “showing” as an alternative of telling. Dialogue brings characters to life and engages readers. If we’ve no dialogue in our “scenes,” these lengthy descriptive paragraphs will get boring. These primary tenets apply to fiction as well as in memoir. Dialogue provides “white space” to our pages, makes the studying move shortly, and helps maintain our story from turning into cumbersome. But dialogue might be boring, right Fiction writers study the method of distilling dialogue. What this means is strictly what it seems like. Dialogue ought to present the gist of what needs to be stated, minus the ums and uhs and unimportant stuff. Nobody likes to interact in boring dialog, so it stands to comply with they wouldn’t need to read it both.”

Carla King presents Markdown: The Straightforward Solution to Write, Edit & Format Your E-book posted at BookWorks Blog, saying, “’s Tech Guru, Carla King, reviews Markdown text editor along with compatible tools/apps to help you write, edit and format your book with ease.”

Cynthia Morris presents Creativity: Why Hassle (world peace, that’s why) posted at Unique Impulse, saying, “Inspiration to stay the course.”

Daphne Grey-Grant presents 9 ways to make your writing extra resilient posted at The Publication Coach, saying, “Writers like to give themselves daunting goals. They might say, “I’m going to write 2,000 words every day until I get my 80,000-word manuscript complete.” And once they fail to satisfy this objective, they turn into dejected with themselves and start to really feel hopeless. Not only do they need extra affordable planning, additionally they want a hearty dose of resilience. This blog publish describes how they will develop it.”

Lisa Tener presents Writer’s Block? Perhaps You’re Not Caught at All posted at Lisa Tener’s Writing and Publishing Weblog, saying, “Starts with: “I was really stuck last week, but now I’m not as much.” I probed Strategic Planning Advisor Karen Barth a bit about the phrase “stuck” as a result of I had a hunch she’d find herself in an identical state again, and perhaps it wasn’t precisely caught but in need of one thing…”

Louise Harnby presents Filter phrases in fiction: Purposeful inclusion and dramatic restriction posted at The Parlour, saying, “If you’re looking for ways to inject some drama into your novel’s sentences, omitting filter words could be just the ticket. Do so judiciously though. Including them can add texture to mood and voice.”

Louise Harnby presents Writing dialogue and thoughts: eight issues and the right way to repair them posted at The Parlour, saying, “Powerful dialogue and thoughts enrich a story without the reader noticing. When done poorly, they distract at best and bore at worst. Here are 8 problems to watch out for, and ideas about how to solve them.”

Nate Hoffelder presents Methods to Find Free (and Authorized) Photographs Online posted at The Digital Reader, saying, “Image license fees don’t have to drain your pocketbook; in fact, they don’t have to cost anything at all. Let me show you how to find free and legal images you can use on your blog, on in your ebook.”

Zara Altair presents How To Get The Most Impression From Your Setting posted at Write Time, saying, “Get the most impact from your setting by highlighted details and character interaction. Learn the four ways to add setting power to your mystery.”

Properly, that wraps up this situation. I hope you take pleasure in some of the nice articles here, and let different individuals excited about self-publishing find out about the Carnival—Use the share buttons to Tweet it, Share it on Facebook, Hyperlink to it!

The subsequent challenge is July 28, 2019 and the deadline for submissions might be July 15, 2019. Don’t miss it!

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