The ASJA Weekly
Jun. 5, 2015

Keep Marketing In Gear With Plan, Accountability
Amy Buttell. ASJA
As a self-employed journalist and custom content creator, I help my clients market their products and services and also teach marketing on the college level. But when it comes to marketing my own business, routine and discipline aren’t always easy to achieve, especially if my schedule is full.

This year, I decided to try to settle on some type of plan and schedule that I can employ regardless of the ebbs and flows in my schedule. I find that accountability, planning and flexibility are key to this process.More

How to Self-Publish Your Book on a Budget
PBS MediaShift
For many authors, self-publishing is a first option instead of a backup to traditional publishing. Two years ago, I broke down the costs to self-publish a high-quality book, writes Miral Sattar is founder and CEO of BiblioCrunch. The costs covered how much a traditional publisher typically spends on a book.More

Elon Musk Bio Creates Copyright Controversy, Who is Right?
Fortune
The author of a new Elon Musk bio is steamed at Business Insider for publishing the juicy parts. He may have a moral case, but is there a legal one?More

13 Rules to Maximize Writing Productivity
The WRITER
Every writer – whether you're writing in a bustling office, a busy coffeeshop, or in between naps – needs his or her own set of rules to make sure the work gets done.More

Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? Write for Yourself: Tips from an Indie Author
Publishers Weekly
According to author K. P. Ambroziak: "The lonely road of self-publishing has both advantages and disadvantages…For instance, you get to choose the cover page, decide if you agree with an edit, you get to name your book, pick your release date and whether there'll be a second, third, or 11th book in your series." More

Amazon.com Announces the Most Well-Read Cities in America
Amazon.com
Amazon.com announced its fifth annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America – just in time for summer reading season. The ranking was determined by compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format from April 2014 to April 2015, on a per capita basis in cities with more than 500,000 residents. More

Overcoming Writer's Block: Your Work Environment
Business 2 Community
It's important for you to have a workspace that helps rather than hinders your creative process. This article includes three ideas for how to make your work environment work for you in part three of this five-part series on overcoming writer's block. More

US E-Book Sales Down 6 Percent in 2014
The Bookseller
E-book sales in the U.S. declined by 6 percent in 2014 compared to the year before, statistics released by Nielsen show.More