Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Links -- volume 41

After spending last week relaxing (supposedly) on a vacation in northern Michigan, a trip that mostly kept me out of reach of the Internet, I came home to find my inbox overflowing with emails.  Took over a day just to clean up that mess.  Still, it's good to be back, even if my schedule is a bit hectic these days.  I'm beta-reading two different manuscripts, doing a structural edit on a third, helping my wife set up Excel spreadsheets for her new pet sitting business, finished a book review, and still made good progress on my own manuscript.  I even commented a couple of times on Facebook--something I'm trying to get better at doing.  All in all, a good week by any standard.

Anyway, I'm glad the weekend is almost here.  I wouldn't mind sleeping late tomorrow.

Many of this week's links have to do marketing, self-publishing, and  formating ebooks on your own.  Am I noticing a trend here?

Have a great weekend!

How Bad Can One Page Be? The Hidden Dangers in Short-Form Contracts

Author Entrepreneur. How To Sell Books And Products Direct To Customers

Author Entrepreneur. Go Direct And Sell To Your Customers With Jim Kukral

Clean Up Your Ebook Files With HTML

Writing Basics: Formatting Your Manuscript for Submission

Are Facebook “Promoted Posts” Ever Worth It for Authors?

C’mon, Book Marketing Isn’t That Hard


  1. You've been busy since your return!
    I know I'm sleeping in tomorrow...

    1. Funnily enough, getting all this stuff accomplished seems to be boosting my energy level. I've been going to bed later and getting up earlier in the morning, and I have yet to notice any ill effects. We'll see what time of the morning I wake up tomorrow.

  2. Sounds like you're making more progress than I am. I did sleep late because I'm still fighting hackers. I got Wordfence and a captcha for site registry, not comments, so once people join they won't see it again. Assuming they're people and not bots. With 63 users in a couple of days, I think most were bots before I added the captcha. I actually rewrote and republished one spam post because two of our blog partners are really multilingual book translators. That was the only way I could think of to turn something bad into something that might help people instead.

  3. Busy much???? Holy!

    I have to say, I honestly swoon every time I come to your blog--that picture is phenomenal…