The American Library Association (ALA) has a great fact sheet that goes over what libraries buy, when they look to buy books, what the library market looks like, and marketing opportunities. The fact sheet even has a section specifically for indie authors, providing a link to a number of articles and resources about self-publishing and libraries that are accepting self-published books.
According to GoodeReader, more libraries are opening up to the idea of purchasing indie books, which is good news. Libraries in general are changing. In fact, one library, University of Iowa, has started digitizing fanzines.
Until recently, it seemed the best way for indie authors to submit their books to libraries for consideration was via Smashwords, which distributes to Overdrive (who recently announced they are working on a way to convert PDFs to EPUBs) and Baker & Taylor, and IngramSpark, which distributes to libraries. However, indie authors don’t really get to pitch their books to librarians this way, which makes the whole process less likely to succeed.
From what I can tell now, there are two new platforms that basically cater to indie authors looking to get their books into libraries. Continue reading
Tracy Lawson is the author of The Resistance Series. Resist is Book 2 in the series:
After their plan to rescue a group of dissenters imprisoned by the OCSD spins out of control, Tommy and Careen are on the run, dodging the quadrant marshals in a headlong dash for the remote mountain headquarters of the Resistance.
Their budding relationship is tested when an attempt to spark a revolution goes awry, and the pair move toward an inevitable confrontation with the forces that terrorize the nation. Will their differing viewpoints drive a wedge between them? And where does love fit in when you’re trying to overthrow the government?
Read on for Tracy Lawson’s interview about the book. Continue reading
Writing a good book takes a lot of effort, between the outlining and plotting, researching, drafting, editing, proofing, and then publishing. But writing a series takes at least a bit more planning from the beginning.
I’ve been thinking about this more, since I started working on my first series, Dinosaur Wars. And, as usual, I’ve found some helpful articles that give advice on the several aspects of writing and publishing a book series.
Also, if you’re debating whether to write one book or a series of books, you should check out Indies Unlimited’s “What Readers Want – Series vs. Standalone Books,” which discusses the pros and cons. This includes less author risk and commitment for standalone books, but more reader commitment for series. Continue reading
Literary magazines are wonderful. They often publish new and established writers, are increasingly become more mobile, and for the motivated, are fairly easy to publish.
For readers, there are a number of great literary journals out there. Some examples include Glimmer Train, Narrative, and Strand Mag. (Also magazines that take submissions, for writers looking to get published.) There is also Literary Hub, a site which, according to the Washington Post, “attempts to bring together everything literary on the Internet.”
For writers, there are some comprehensive databases with links to literary magazines, submission guidelines, and what they pay (if anything):
Lastly, for anyone thinking about starting their own literary magazine, here are some hopefully useful tools:
- NewPages (to help you find MFA programs where you can reach out to directors and ask to spread the word about your new magazine, as well as how students can submit work)
- Submittable (to easily keep track of submissions and determine which ones are a good fit
If you ever start your own literary magazine, please let me know! I would love to hear about your experiences. Also, for those interested in other forms of literature, check out my articles, “All About Chapbooks” and “A to Zine: A Guide to Understanding Zines.”
The Novel, Kunzman, The Novel! by Larry Lefkowitz
The assistant to a known literary critic suffers from the domination of the critic. After the critic’s sudden death, the assistant believes he has been freed from the critic’s dominance. However when the critic’s beautiful wife asks him to complete an unfinished novel written by her late husband, the assistant finds himself still under the influence of the critic as well as his wife.
Sometimes the best way to share resources is via lists, like my post 7 Strategies and 110 Tools to Help Indie Authors Find Readers and Reviewers. With that in mind, here are links to more than 184 articles full of advice and tips on how to write, edit, market and promote, publish, and sell books. Most of them give a top [insert number here] list, and all of them involve numbers in some way. Enjoy!
- Writing: 50 Book Awards Open to Self-publishers on ALLi
- Kirkus unveils three $50,000 book prizes on The Washington Post
- 34 Blogging Topics Just for Writers on Social Media Just For Writers
- 5 Steps to Blogging Mastery for Fiction Writers on Your Writer Platform
- 20 Ways To Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose Content on Magnolia Media Network
- Hundreds of Blog Post Ideas for Writers on Bound and Determined
- TEN REASONS FOR AUTHORS TO BLOG on Anne R. Allen
- Repurposing Your Event Content: 33 Awesome Ideas on PageWiz
- 5 Awesome Benefits to Writing Flash Fiction for Your Email Subscribers on The Book Designer
Book Marketing (General)
- 2 enduring, low-cost book marketing tactics on Write and Publish Like a Pro
- 2 Must-Dos to Make Your Book Marketing Infinitely Easier on Your Writer Platform
- 20 Marketing Questions Self-Published Authors Must Answer on Digital Book World
- 1066 Design
- 28 awesome tips creating marketing ebooks infographic on SteamFeed
- 5 Steps for Restarting Your Book Marketing Efforts After a Break on Self Publishing Team
- 5 WAYS TO FIND A HOOK TO MARKET YOUR BOOK on The Cadence Group
- Building Grassroots Support for Authors: 10 Steps on Writers Win
- Top Four Best Practices for Writing Great Book Blurbs on Digital Book World
Book Promotion / Publicity
- 10 Tips to Promote a Book When the Author is MIA…or Dead on Publishing Perspectives
- 7 ways to promote your book while watching TV on Build Book Buzz
- 4 quick tips about book publicity on Build Book Buzz
- Fifty Things Under $50 Bucks To Promote Your Book on Author Marketing Experts
- 15 WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOK WITH A BOOK TRAILER on BookBaby
Book Reviews / Endorsements
- 12 Additional Mistakes to Avoid When Asking For a Book Review on ePublish a Book
- 7 Steps to Successfully Get Endorsements on Magnolia Media Network
- 10 WAYS FOR AUTHORS TO HANDLE BAD REVIEWS on Indie Author News
- Self-Publishing: 6 Valuable Lessons I Learned Between Book #1 & #2 on Molly Greene
- 6 Lessons Learned Between Books 4 & 5 on Molly Greene
- Writing A Series: 7 Continuation Issues To Avoid on The Creative Penn
- 27 Places to Get a Book Tour (and the Top Ten) on Self Publishing Review
- 14 Definitions You Need to Know When Creating an Author Media Kit on The Book Designer
- Six Things You Should Be Including in Your EBook (and Probably Aren’t) on The Book Designer
- 3 Ways Ebooks Could Help Improve Your Content Marketing Strategy on The Huffington Post
- 5 Things NOT To Do When Creating An Interactive eBook on Business 2 Community
- 8 Proofreading Tools for Beta Readers on Tech Tools for Writers
- 4 Levels of Editing Explained: Which Service Does Your Book Need? on The Book Designer
- 7 Email Marketing Secrets Every Fiction Writer Should Know on The Book Designer
- 6 Actionable Tips to Build Your Email List on Earnworthy
- 29 Networking Tips for Live Events on Training Authors
- 5 Things To Do Before Your Next Book Event on Ness Graphica
- 8 Essentials Tips for a Successful Book Reading by a Self-Published Author on The Book Designer
- 5 Tips for Going on an Offline Book Tour on The Book Designer
- 4 Tips For Using Facebook Events to Their Full Potential on Training Authors
- 5 Facebook Marketing Tips for Authors on Lindsay Buroker
- 5 Steps to Get Back the Time Facebook is Stealing From Your Writing on Training Authors
- 60+ Facebook Groups for Authors – Promote Your Books, Blogs, and More on Training Authors
- 7 powerful Facebook statistics you should know for a more engaging Facebook page on The Next Web
- Analysis of 9 Facebook Pages & Profiles by Famous Writers on Social Media Just for Writers
- The 8 Types of Images That Increase the Psychological Impact of Your Content on Copyblogger
- 7 Tips for the Camera Shy Author on Bound and Determined
- 5 Ways Instagram Beats All Other Social Media Sites on SteamFeed
- 13 SITES WHERE YOU CAN GET FABULOUS FREE PHOTOS on Published to Death
- 5 Ways In Which Sketching Inspires Writing on R.S. Mollison-Read
Kindle / Amazon
- Kindle Textbook Creator in 6 Steps on Tech Tools for Writers
- How to Proofread on a Kindle: 5 Easy Steps on Tech Tools for Writers
- 7 Item To-Do List for Amazon Author Central Profile on How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks
- How to Get 100+ Reviews on Amazon: Different Types of Reviewers – Do They All Matter? Part 1 on Author Marketing Experts
- Amazon’s Top 100 Books for 2014: What can we learn? on Bound and Determined
- There Is One New Book On Amazon Every Five Minutes on Tech Crunch
- [Kindle Launch] Behind the Scenes of a 20,000 Download Book Launch on Steve Scott Site
- Amazon Expands Self-Publishing to 3D Printing on Digital Book World
- Why do people sell used books on Amazon for $.01? on Quora
- 10 Tips for Avoiding Defamation on Keeping It Legal
- 3 Simple Censorship Rules Can Safeguard Self-Published Ebooks on Digital Book World
- 10 Inspiring Statistics About Self-Publishing on WiseInk Blog
- The 4 books you need to read to become a self publishing success on ePublish a Book
- 25 things you might not know about the web on its 25th birthday on The Guardian
- 5 charts that describe the state of digital publishing on Digiday
- 40 years of ebooks (infographic) on Ebook Friendly
- 9 Self-Publishing Fiction Writers You Should Follow Today on The Book Designer
- 61% of eBooks Consumed Online for Free in the UK on GalleyCat
- Iceland: Where one in 10 people will publish a book on BBC News
- Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report on The Guardian
- The World’s 56 Largest Book Publishers, 2014 on Publisher’s Weekly
- Marketing Myth #1: Audience Research Is Time Consuming and Expensive on Digital Book World
- Third to a billion (Android) on ASYMCO
- Apple reality distortion field goes right up to 11 on ebook autographs on Teleread
- Managing Two Companies at the Same Time on The Scholarly Kitchen
- How I Convinced My 8 Year Old To Choose Books Instead Of Minecraft on Forbes
- 4% of Readers Read eBooks Exclusively on GoodeReader
- Five Digital Channel Management Challenges Facing Publishers on Digital Book World
- Four Things Trade Publishers Can Learn From STM Publishers on Digital Book World
- 5 Reasons Why Indie Bookstores Are Perfect Models for American Small Businesses on FlavorWire
- 10 Analytics Mistakes I Learned the Hard Way (So You Don’t Have To) on HubSpot
- 6 Things to Consider When Writing Promotional Copy for Your Book on The Book Designer
- 7 Tips for Metadata Magic for Self-Publishers on The Book Designer
- 8 Ways For Self-Published Authors to Rise Above Their Fear of Metadata on Digital Book World
- Five Things You Should Know About Metadata on Digital Book World
- Four Ways Book Metadata Is Changing on Digital Book World
- Top Ten Book Recommendation Platforms on Digital Book World
- 3 ways to add own ebooks to any iOS book reading app on Ebook Friendly
- Three Open Source E-book Readers Worth a Look on Ostatic
- E-ink Unveils a 19 Foot E-ink Screen on The Digital Reader
Resources / Tech
- 21 free resources for authors on Build Book Buzz
- 50 Websites Every Author Should Bookmark in 2014 on WiseInk Blog
- 8 Powerful Influencer Research Tools That Get Fantastic Results on Blogging Wizard
- 21 RESOURCES FOR WRITING AN EBOOK (WHEN YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE DOING) on Write Hacked
- 8 Gmail Hacks That Will Change The Way You Use Email on Buzzfeed
- 10 Online Resources for Writers Who Want to Write Well on Dana Leipold
- 21 Free Résumé Designs Every Job Hunter Needs on Buzzfeed
- 29 Tools I Use To Run My Business on Aidan Booth
- 42 AWESOME WRITING RESOURCES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT on Write Hacked
- 6 Cool New Apps for Writers on Social Media Just for Writers
- These 11 Apps Will Help You Finally Finish Your Novel on The Huffington Post
- 5 Digital Media Resources for Every Writer’s Toolbox on Writer Unboxed
- BEA 2015: Ten Tools For Authors on The Digital Reader
- 13 Chrome Apps You Won’t Believe You Survived Without on The Muse
- 100 Most Brilliant Tech Hacks You Need To Know Right Now on CarlCheo
- 3 Great Free Alternatives to Adobe Design Products on Blue Sun Studio
- 65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free on Pixel Curse
- 3 Ways to acquire an entrepreneurial mindset for success on The Bay Net
- 5 Mistakes You’ll Make on the Way to Publishing Success on Jane Friedman
- The 7-Step Business Plan for Writers on Jane Friedman
- Three Self-Published Author Mistakes that Hinder Financial Success on Book Coaching
- Author Nick Spalding’s top 10 self-publishing tips on BBC News
- ONLY $500? HERE’S HOW I’D DO IT… on Write Hacked
- Hindsight is 20/20: My First Year in Self-Publishing on She Who Writes Monsters
- Self-Publishing An E-Book? Here Are 4 Ways To Leave Amazon’s 30% Tax Behind on Forbes
- Ten Things I’ve Learned from Evaluating Self-Published Books for a Year on Writer Unboxed
- Making a Full-time Living from Self-Publishing – 6 Lessons Learned, with Lindsay Buroker on The Write Lifestyle
- Can You Turn a Book into a Bestselling Subscription Site? 7 Criteria on Marketing Sherpa
- Self-Publishing Secrets Revealed – Five Free Ways to Expose Your
selfBooks to Readers on Martin Crosbie
- The Definitive Guide to Pricing Your Book (7) on WiseInk Blog
- 3 Ways For Self-Publishers to Break Into the Public Library Market on The Book Designer
- Five Years of Grit and Determination: Self-Publishing a Pop-Up Book on Publisher’s Weekly
- 10 Lessons I Learned My First Year As A Hybrid Author on SheWrites
- A Tale Of Two Author Brands on The Creative Penn
- 17 Bestseller Tips – from Trade Publishers on Savvy Writers & e-Books online
- 100% of Independent Publishers Who Do This Will Sell More of Their Work on Copybogger
- The 3 Pillars or Selling More Books on Digital Book World
- 5 Ways To Boost Your Christmas Book Sales on Training Authors
- 4 proven ways to sell 75%+ of your freelance writing on Gordon Burgett’s Blog
- Three Tips for Monetizing Your Back-List on Digital Book World
- How 6 Pieces of Self-Publishing Advice Led to Averaging $1,250 a Month in Book Sales on Self Land Publishing
- How to Sell Ebooks: 5 Proven Tips on Digital Book World
- Three Easy Steps to Selling a LOT More Books and Information Products on The Book Designer
- How I Sold 10,000 Ebooks in One Year (+ surpassed the income from my day job) on 30 Day Books
- HOW SAMUEL HULICK MADE OVER $37,000 WITH HIS SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK on Nathan Barry
- The three reasons I have fallen in love with writing short stories on M. Louisa Locke
- The power of the short story – 5 reasons we should write them (and read them) on Ian Martyn
- The Top 10 Reasons to Write Short Stories on Writers Write
Social Media (General)
- 10 Great Resources Writers [You] Need to Know About on Social Media Just for Writers
- 10 Tips To Manage Your Social Media Presence [INFOGRAPHIC] on AdWeek
- 18 Months of Social Media: One Writer’s Progress Report on The Loneliest Planet
- 45 Ways To Sabotage Your Social Media Success on Molly Greene
- 7 Reasons Why Social Media Isn’t Growing Your Fiction Readership (And What to Do About Them) on The Book Designer
- 7 Untapped Social Media Tactics For Smart Bloggers on Aha Now
- 9 Free Social Media Analytics Tools for Writers on Social Media Just for Writers
- How NOT to Sell Books: Top 10 Social Media Marketing No-Nos for Authors on Anne R. Allen
- 12 Things Every Author Should Know about Social Media on Social Media Just for Writers
- What NOT to Post When Marketing Your Book – 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Magnolia Media Network
- Personal Branding With Social Media – 3 Easy Ways on Magnolia Media Network
- 10 SURPRISING TWITTER STATISTICS TO HELP YOU REACH MORE FOLLOWERS on Fast Company
- 12 TIPS FOR HOLIDAY TWEETING: LAST MINUTE TWITTER BOOSTS on Social Media Today
- 15 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Self-Published Writers on The Book Designer
- 3 Twitter Tips You May Not Know on Book Promotion
- 5 Things For Authors To Tweet About (That Aren’t “Buy My Book!”) on Book Marketing Tools
- 6 Advanced Twitter Tips To Help YOU! on Book Promotion
- 6 Ways Twitter Lists Can Help Build Your Author Platform on The Book Designer
- 8 Twitter Resources for Authors on Book Marketing Tools
- 50 Things to Tweet About on Author Marketing Experts
- Top 10 Ways to Use Twitter Without Losing Your Soul on C.G. Andrew
- Twitter Etiquette 101 on Writer Unboxed
- 10 WAYS TO FIND YOUR IDEAL AUDIENCE ON TWITTER (FOR WRITERS) on Published to Death
- GROW YOUR TWITTER FOLLOWERS IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES A DAY on The Writing Life
- 9 Twitter Tools and Apps to Ease Your Tweeting on The Book Designer
- 12 Most Unforgivable Writing Mistakes on 12 Most
- 15 Ways To Tell You’re Onto Something Good on Writers Village
- 15 Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean on Buzzfeed
- 22 Story Telling Guidelines on The Indie Writers Guide
- 4 Writing Prompts That Will Change How You Write on T. L. Shreffler
- 5 Ways To Improve A Perfect Story on Write to Done
- Five Words That Weaken Your Writing on Marcy Kennedy
- Four Fiction Felonies that Make Your Plot Unbelievable on Marcy Kennedy
- Three Ways To Draw Pictures In Your Readers’ Heads on Ninie Hammon
- 14 Examples and 2,300 Words on How to Sharpen Your Sentences on Jenni with an “i”
- Sizzling Romance – 10 tips to write love scenes on Charmaine Clancy
- The Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues on Kristen Lamb’s Blog
- 6 Clues You’re Overusing Internal Dialogue in Your Fiction on Marcy Kennedy
- 10 Writing Mistakes that Kill Your First Chapter on Marcy Kennedy
- 5 LinkedIn Groups for Writers on Bound and Determined
- 8 Ways Scrivener Will Help You Become A Proficient Writer Overnight on The Creative Penn
- Stop making excuses. 6 ways to get your writing on track on Mad House Media
- HOW I WENT FROM WRITING 2,000 WORDS A DAY TO 10,000 WORDS A DAY on Pretentious Title
- How I improved my writing productivity by 100% on Novel Experience
- A 5-Minute Guide to Evernote on Tech Tools for Writers
- The best $55,000 I never earned on Good Words
Just For Fun
- The Saturday Review, July 23, 1966 Issue – 39 Articles, 76pp on UNZ.org
- Capo3 on iTunes (chord detection in music, to help blow off steam)
- Nearly 100 years ago, baseball almost banned broadcasts on The Conversation
- 50 Shades Text Generator on xwray (“Computer generated erotica in the style of Fifty Shades of Gray, for the discerning technophile.”)
- 26 Of The Greatest Book Dedications You Will Ever Read on Buzzfeed
- The Art of Remixing Your Material and Selling 9 Stories on Contently
By Sheena Mathieson – Freelancer
Facebook is such a big platform that has helped out so many indie authors. Here are some more tips on Facebook fan pages, from guest author Sheena Mathieson.
Today, the world meets on a platform and that social platform is Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s child has brought us closer and knitted us into the same web of ties. In this web of interconnected humans, do you want to be that entrepreneur or blogger who explores Facebook marketing strategies to serve creations to the world around?
Well, then you have come to the right place.
Why should you step up your Facebook fan page?
If you want to develop a concise Facebook marketing strategy or publicize your content, then you have set up a Facebook Fan Page. These are the reasons:
A good place to network and share one’s thoughts.
Sometimes you might want to share quick links or thoughts with other people. By using a fan page, not only can a celebrity take their musings to their fans, but product developers can also take their thoughts to their prospective customers. A writer can share the gist of his content to the internet-usership, artists can display their creations to the world; all of these without having them come to your site or shop.
A fan page is like a virtual ground where people can have discussions and interactions, where they can share links and foster connections. Once they know what you are about and they like it, your business or blog will begin to grow at a much higher rate.
Access to a greater number of people.
Facebook limits your friends’ count at around 5,000 but a fan page allows you to get as many likes as you desire. Your networking skills are expanded and with such an expansion, your thoughts and ideas can reach faster and further to the people out there.
It is simple to have a Facebook fan page, but to wait for its impact isn’t. It needs hard work in the form of daily upgrades. A successful fan page doesn’t attract success very easily – you need a plan and a spark to help you get there. Take these few important Facebook tips – it needs a well laid content plan, posts that can be food for thought or surprising news to the ones visiting your page, and daily tending so that it doesn’t rust away.
What are the benefits of stepping up a Facebook fan page?
Well, it is a simple thing – a personal profile of a market entrepreneur or blog writer doesn’t provide him or her a market or unlimited readership. Fan pages that publicize your business or work can be a cherry on the top for your Facebook marketing strategy. Personal profiles, however are just meant for one thing – personal connections. Not public ones, right?
So, here are a few benefits of your Fan Page:
- You get great access to advertising – Through your Facebook fan page, you can create ads for a targeted audience and end up not spending much money in the process. You can reach out to the friends of your fans through promoting posts and marketing your products/content well.
- You can schedule your content within Facebook – You can schedule your content according to the way you want and bring back older content as reminders for your audience.
- You can gather more followers– As a part of most Facebook Tips; you can gather more followers from friends of your fans and a community outside that of Facebook. You can achieve this through newsletters and contests.
- You can get insights from the new Insights tool – The new Insights tool on Facebook gives a detailed analysis on what is happening to your page – the number of people who have liked your post, the number of people who have access and much more.
A Few Facebook Tips:
- Run a contest on Facebook to reach out to more people as they give you access to emails through enticing prizes.
- Promote your fan page by setting up a Facebook page elsewhere online or through email notifications.
- Try to make the most out of your Facebook Insights tool.
- Generate access to apps that can add purpose and traffic to your page. For example, the Social RSS app helps you to draw on your blog’s RSS feed.
- The Insights tool can be of immense help in stepping up Facebook fan page.
This is a simple list. Be creative so you can devise ingenious Facebook marketing strategies to allow Facebook step up fan page. Just draw on and develop from experience and experimentation; and in case you need help, you have these Facebook tips to fall back on!
Sheena Mathieson understands the essence of making excellent content that suits the needs of every business, especially when it comes online marketing. She can spice up your marketing campaign with the content she makes and then incorporate Buy Real Marketing services.
Robert A. Kezer is the author of The Boétie Legacy: and a World in Peril. Here is the official book description:
In The Boétie Legacy, and a World in Peril, Luke Canton arrives in Granada, Nicaragua, midlife and dreading having to start over again. Spending the last twelve years as a student has taken a toll on his relationships, and he yearns to settle down. But he knows he has to let the people know what he uncovered—that while humanity has been duped into accepting perpetual war, we now have the ways to expose, sanction, and control the powers that have done so. Somehow the ideas forming in his mind—the way for humanity to claim and enforce its inherent right to direct our governments and corporations—have to be brought to life. And if a more compassionate world is possible, Luke has to do his part regardless the cost; for him, life is that way. He has come too far, sacrificed too many people and too much of life, not to see this journey through. But now he’s struggling, wondering if he’s reached his limit or if he’s as naïve as many people seem to think. At least he is until he meets Jo. She brings clarity and stirs up urges he had put aside long ago. Could there really be someone for him at this point in his journey? Someone who could walk by his side as they wove their unique selves into the fabric of creation? But old fears loom large, testing his courage to love again and threatening humanity’s chance for survival.
Read on for Robert A. Kezer’s interview, as well as an excerpt from the book. Continue reading
A couple years ago, there were a lot of articles being shared online about how ereaders/tablets were “watching” their readers. In the digital age, privacy is a legitimate concern. In addition to hackers, companies collect and track data from their users/customers, and there’s also concerns over how much the government sees.
There’s definitely a trade-off between convenience and privacy. And over the last few years, it’s sparked a lot of interesting debate and conversation. In particular, there’s been a lot of talk over how to protect the privacy of minors.
In 2013, California made a law that anyone under 18 had the right to delete things they said online. DBW also reported that teens took matters into their own hands and avoided or uninstalled certain apps due to privacy concerns.
There are also new concerns over how to protect the privacy of the deceased. Sometimes if you don’t know the passwords to social media accounts, it can be tricky to deactivate accounts. The Next Web, however, offers a helpful guide.
For people who may be concerned about who knows what they read digitally, Eric Hellman wrote up a post on which research journals let their ad networks collect data about their readers. Electronic Frontier Foundation also created a detailed ereader privacy chart, sharing exactly what information companies collect (though it is from 2012, and may be a bit outdated).
Have you encountered any issues with reading digitally? Please share in the comments!