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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Weekend Wrap-Up

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend and hope many of you will get to extend it through tomorrow with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. I wanted to take today to just share some interesting articles that I read over the last week related to blogging, reading, and the publishing world. If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seem some of these already, but I felt they were important enough to be shared again here.

If you are an author, or an aspiring author, this article by Brooke Warner about cover design could be very helpful! She has worked in publishing for many years and her advice might just result in your book looking great on the shelf in a store near you!

Do you blog? Then this is an important read! How to avoid a lawsuit over a picture you innocently grab from a Google search and use on your site. Good tip, get your images from a free stock images site – such as All The Free Stock, Pixabay, or Pexels. I explored them and actually found a decent number of images for what I was looking for. I still always cite where an image was from if it was a photograph and if using someone else’s photo it is good practice to ask permission – in my experience they will usually say yes.

Have books you want to get rid of? Have you thought about donating them to a prison? I certainly hadn’t, but it is a viable option. Here is a pretty solid post about how to do that.

Emma Watson (of Harry Potter fame) started a feminist book club on Goodreads called Our Shared Shelf – I checked it out, have you?

And before I forget

What have you found influential this week?


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