A market for novellas and shorter nonfiction works at Amazon Singles. Read about it at the Authors Guild site.
Important business and contract information for every writer. Be sure to read the discussion, too. Then, do some research before signing a contract.
Here is a terrific rundown on self-publishing, for those who are considering it. (I’m not, but I know people who are.) It includes both pros and cons. The title calls it “Indie Publishing,” but it has nothing to do with indie bookstores or the traditional smaller presses that are sometimes called “Independent Publishers.”
Okay, the site I am recommending here is about self-publishing, which I do not recommend, but this is an excellent article about some advanced features of Word.
If you’ve finished your NaNoWriMo novel and are tempted to self-publish now, here’s some food for thought from people who know.
Notes on poetry in the digital age from the site of venerable literary journal.
Here’s a loosening up guide I wrote for artists. With a little imagination, its principles apply to writers too. Its purpose is to give creators permission to access original material by temporarily suspending judgment.
A spiritual teacher once advised students to “work, but let go of the results.”
The free online guide will help you understand what this means. Click on the link. Each set of exercises is short, but they might help you find the work you are to do that nobody else can do–work that is not “like” someone else’s. Sound scary? It is, sort of, but you will astonish yourself.
Publishing is changing. It is much easier and less expensive now for an author to reach out to the audience directly. The problem is that it is easy for everyone to do this.
If you have a website, you know that enticing people to view it can be a problem when millions of other sites clamor for attention. The same is true now for “books.” I put the term in quotation marks because so many publications are just as virtual as sites.
Here’s a well-thought-out essay about the situation from an industry professional. If you are thinking about publishing your work, it’s worth a read.
I love my e-readers, but they can’t do everything. The printed page is still the best place for some works. Read about one of them.
Here’s a fascinating discussion about the state of e-books today. It lasts 60 minutes, but if you are considering e-book publication, it could be worth your time.