In Publishing News...
Anybody want to buy a bookstore? How about a chain of bookstores? The continuing saga of the struggling Barnes and Noble bookselling chain has many in the publishing industry worried.
How open are you to opportunities? Will you say yes to everything? Or do you lock yourself away in your writing garret? Wendy Jones talks about the power of saying yes to everything and what that has done for her writing career.
Nick Stephenson has an article on whether authors should still blog. Blogging goes in and out of favour all the time. If you are a fiction writer it can be problematical thinking up what to blog about. Nick has some great ideas on this. Check out the top 50 writing craft blogs .
Tara Sparling asks an interesting question this week.Is your book good looking enough for the internet? Is viewing books in thumbnail sizes changing the way cover designers approach the book cover?
Jane Friedman has an interesting guest post from Betsy Fasbinder about public speaking for authors. For many writers this is a side of the business that is the least liked. Betsy has some great tips.
Staying with the business side of writing, Joe Solari has an interesting article on managing cash flow in your writer business.
How to legally use quotations in your book. This question comes up again and again. Helen Sedwick gives you the legal lowdown.
I came across this article- Microtargeting with Facebook ads- and had to think carefully about the Brave New World we are living in. On one hand, as authors, wouldn’t it be great to have our dream reader profiled and targeted so that they always saw our books. On the other hand...
In The Craft Section,
Advice that saved my novel- Therese Walshe
Protagonist vs Nemesis Key to conflict- Go into the story-Bookmark
Should you outline backwards- K M Weiland- Bookmark
The characters controlling belief- Mary Atkinson
6 steps to consider before writing a novel- Rebecca Monterusso
2 fantastic posts from Jami Gold Showing vs telling in context and
Creating Layered characters- Bookmark Both
In The Marketing Section,
(In NZ you can get free ISBN’s from National Library)
Self publishing 101- Nick Stephenson
Amazon Author Central – book discovery- Penny Sansevieri- Bookmark
What’s new in Pinterest for writers- Frances Caballo
Updating your author bio- Alli blog- Bookmark
3 Book Promotion myths- Build Book Buzz
The easy opt in gift- Writetodone- Bookmark
Being a writer is so much more than just being the typer of words. It is to be a marketer, a cheer leader, a critic, a business owner, an editor, a muse wrangler...
Greer Macallister has put togther 25 truths about writing over on Writer Unboxed. You will smile and agree with most of them.