And now for the news!
This week in the world of self-publishing:
The big news, of course, you already know: Indie Author Day 2016 took place just over a week ago, on October 8th. But the reports are still trickling in on how events unfolded at various libraries around the country, so we recommend you hop on by the official IAD2016 website and read up on a few of those and watch archived videos–and we recommend, too, that you get in touch with your local library. Did they play host? If yes, find out all the details! And if no, this is the perfect time to start raising awareness and opening up the conversation about next year’s IAD.
This article in Search Engine Journal‘s online edition by Pratik Dholakiya is a study in the timeliness of publishing digital and Internet-related content. (“The pros,” writes Dholakiya, “know which post deserves to see the light of the day and which post needs to be kept on hold until the time is right.”) But it’s also a fascinating glimpse into the world operating behind the one we can see–the structures and mechanics of generating interest in the Internet Age. “If you want to be a great blogger, you also need to be a great decision maker,” writes Dholakiya, demonstrating he can turn a phrase–but he’s at his best when deconstructing some of our assumptions about digital content, including notions of Placement, Niche, Tone, Timing, Newsjacking, and “Evergreen Content,” something I personally hadn’t heard of before his article but I’m very glad I have heard of now. For the full piece, click here.
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