Google Groups Spotlight: Alliance of Self-Published Authors
Midweek Mumbles #3 – January 21st 2015
During the last week, I signed up for The Alliance of Self-Published Authors on Google+. This is a group for authors who self-publish, or want support from other self-published authors. They read and review each others material, assist with book launches and promotional campaigns. More importantly every member is assigned a books to read and review. This is exceptionally useful for the self-published author, who might otherwise have trouble getting the early reviews. Getting reviews is a great way for potential readers to decide if they want to pick up a book.
This week I started reading Salinor: The Beginnings by Samuel Alexander. Now I don’t normally pick up too many books while working on my own projects, but this one intrigued me enough to have already been on my Kindle wishlist. Now, I will say it’s a very thick book to get through, so I may not have it read before the 27th January deadline.
My assignments for the week:
- Finish Salinor, and write a review.
- Have my wife finish reading “Evaline Ascending”, my short story entry for the “Across the Kármán Line” anthology, coming in May from Laurel Highlands Publishing.
- Finish the final edits for “Evaline Ascending”, and submit it, before the February 4th deadline.
- Finish the reformatting and revisions for my author website.
- Continue helping with the 2015 Author Cyber Convention being planned by a number of Goodreads authors.
So, my tasks for the week are set. I would love to see feedback from people, so leave a comment, or contact me by e-mail.