By Shelley Sturgeon

It’s been a hectic year. Take a few minutes to find a cozy spot, maybe get a cup of tea or coffee and read this week’s selection of articles. I think you’ll be glad that you did.

Check back here on Monday for Judith Briles’ latest post. Don’t miss our Carnival of the Indies blog carnival next Friday (Christmas Day) and be sure to check out our latest e-Book Cover Design Awards post on Monday, December 28th.

Have a good week! Be well and stay safe!

Steven Spatz on BookBaby Blog
Don’t Forget Your Book’s Back Cover
“The 250 words you’ll choose to place on your book’s back cover might just be the most important in your entire book project.”

Stephanie Chandler on Nonfiction Authors Association
How to Setup Automatic Targeted Amazon Ads to Sell More Books
“Amazon’s Sponsored Product Ads are pay-per-click campaigns that advertise your book in relevant areas across Amazon’s site.”

Christine Carron on Anne R. Allen’s blog… with Ruth Harris
How Not to Take Critiques Personally
“Getting your work critiqued can be transformative. Most of us have probably experienced deep gratitude when a fellow writer shares an insight that allows us to see a weakness that we were too close to see on our own.”

Cate Baum on Self-Publishing Review
5 Tips For Promoting Your Book This Christmas
“Authors often see the Christmas period as a peak time for promoting their books. But how worthwhile is promoting your book in the festive season, and how can you make the most of the holiday opportunity?”

Marjorie Turner Hollman on Funds for Writers
Selling Books During a Pandemic
“Pre-pandemic, marketing of my books had been limited. First, because they were so hyper-local, but also because I live with a disability, I work from home and drive only short distances, making in-person events constrained. With the onset of COVID-19, however, the rest of the world suddenly faced limitations I have lived with the past 27 years.”

 
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