And now for the news.
Highlights from this month in the world of self-publishing:
One of the most useful things to do early on in a new year is sit down with a calendar and plan out what to sign up for or prepare for and when. Publishers Weekly to the rescue! This article from last week lays the groundwork for the coming “big events” of the bookish world in 2020, from regional to national to international book fairs, festivals, and conferences–including several our blog contributors and fellow bookish folk shall be attending. The PW list has some quirks in organization, in that it is sectioned off by month, but within each month the individual events are organized alphabetically, not chronologically. (So be aware of that.) We were going to say something about how certain months look particularly busy, but in spending a little more time with the list, it’s fair to say that every month is packed full of potential opportunities.
It’s never too early to pick up some new marketing and communications tricks, and along comes Eric Fischgrund of Business 2 Community with a few ideas just as we’re unpacking the new yearly planner and our fresh pack of preferred pens. And Fischgrund? He gets us. Like, really gets us. And our busy schedules, and how easy it can be to distract us from our wonderful new goals with shiny cool new things or even just the complications of everyday life. Writes Fischgrund,
Marketing and communications programs often fall through the cracks, and ideas from December are cast aside by February when new corporate directives are pursued. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
He then goes on to list the four points indicated by the article title. Several are perhaps not specifically applicable to self-publishing, but points 2 and 3 are more or less exactly the enthusiastic reminder we needed to get started on our self-publishing goals.
As a self-publishing author, you may find it helpful to stay up-to-date on the trends and news related to the self-publishing industry.This will help you make informed decisions before, during and after the self-publishing process, which will lead to a greater self-publishing experience. To help you stay current on self-publishing topics, simply visit our blog each month to find out the hottest news. If you have other big news to share, please comment below.