Indie Life: Visual Book Review – How to Market a Book

IndieLifeDue to my current bout with Fijian flu, I’m a couple of days late on the monthly Indie Life post, but wanted to incorporate this visual book review, relevant to Indie Authors.

Joanna Penn is well-known to writers with her top writing website, and she’s just come out with a new book for writers – How to Market a Book. Although she says (quite rightly) that marketing is relevant to both traditionally published and self-published authors nowadays, the book concentrates very much on aspects of marketing and publishing up to Amazon for Indie writers. The book is an excellent reference tool, and I’m including my 5 star review from Goodreads below the graphic review.

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#ROW80 Checkin – Learning Resilience (Book Review)

My ten year old daughter has several areas on her  school records and curricula which attempt to (somehow) teach and quantify resilience. Resilience is a necessary trait for humankind, but it beats me when it became such an issue as to be put onto several nation’s educational agendas.

But nowadays we have so much more pressure to perform, are so adverse to risk, and there are just so many distractions. Our children, it seems, are being brought up in a society that doesn’t let them grow and experience their own boundaries.  Or how to break through them when those boundaries get too small, or too many.

That’s my daughter’s excuse anyway. Not mine.

But somebody forgot to tell me that when I was younger, and at this tender young age of forty-(ahem)-something I am yet to grow that thicker skin. This is a story of my own failure.

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