1.  Beetley Pete, guest on Nicholas C. Rossis’ blog, shares his experiences of being an Amazon reviewer:


2.  Nicholas C. Rossis writes of things he learned when signing a traditional publishing contract:


3.  Thanks to Jean M. Cogdell for this scam info:

Authors beware, watch out for this scam

4.  Thanks to Just Publishing Advice for these simple SEO practices to gain more traffic:


5.  Thanks to Derek Haines on Chris, the Story Reading Ape’s blog for these 3 marketing ideas:

How To Market Your Book Online In Three Easy Steps…

6. Thanks to Blonde Write More for this entertaining post on discovering that your story has been written before:

How To Survive Discovering Your Story Idea Has Been Written Before #Writers #AmWriting

7.  Charles Yallowitz gives 7 tips to maintaining a long term blog:

7 Tips to Maintaining a Long Term Blog

8.  Megan Morgan gives advice on how to give and receive constructive criticism:

How to Take (and give) Constructive Criticism

9.  I cannot agree more!  Jan R advises on getting the grammar right:

Grammar-Get It Right!

10.  Thanks to Emmanuel Nataf and to Chris the Story Reading Ape for sharing these 4 legal myths for authors:

4 Legal Myths for Authors, Debunked…

11.  Thanks to Parul McDonald for this blog on Indie v Trad publishing:


12.  Janice Wald gives some tips for selling on Amazon:


13.  Thanks to Jess Zafarris on Writer’s Digest for these excellent sites for writers:


14.  Allison Maruska asks whether you are an author/blogger or a blogger/author:

Are You An Author/Blogger Or A Blogger/Author?

15.  Thanks to Frances Caballo for this clarification on just how much time should be spent blogging about your book:

Social Media Content Tips for Authors – What to Post

16.  Writers of comedy – you’ve got until 15th January to take part:

Can you write funny? BBC Radio is looking for new comedy talent

17.  Thanks to Derek Haines for these 7 tips on why a self-published book fails to sell:


18.  Thanks to Erica Verrillo on Chris, the Story Reading Ape’s blog, who writes about whether it’s worth Indie authors attending book fairs:

Book Fairs: Are They Worth It for Indie Authors?