Every month, Jane Friedman publishes a wonderful collection of links containing the best business advice for writers. Here’s the post for March 2013, and you can access previous months from the same location. Use your time and money effectively! Take a look.
Reviews now on Goodreads will be readily accessable on the Amazon site and on Kindle. If you are marketing your book, this could be good news for you. Alternative purchasing buttons are said to remain. Ultimate impacts of the marriage between Amazon and the popular review site are unknown at this point. (You don’t have to share your Amazon purchases on Goodreads if you don’t want to.) Click on the link below for more information.
I do not self-publish, but this article about writers in discussion forums is for everyone. Thanks for drawing it to my attention, Julie Hedlund.
I have learned so much since I started collecting and sharing blog posts here on One Way to Wonder. Writers are so generous on the Internet. As author Kristen Lamb points out in her blog, so are business gurus and publicity people. In this practical essay, she points out things confident and successful writers don’t do. Warning: you may blush.
From Charlene Oldham, suggestions about using Pinterest to build an audience for your writing.
Here’s a warning that free services are not really free. You are paying for publicity, publication, storage, and more when you contribute anything online. Considering that these perks have real value, it is still worthwhile to post content of all sorts, but you should be aware that any of these sites can change their terms of service at any time. Be careful when posting recognizable photos of anyone, anywhere and think twice before using “free” cloud storage or exchange sites for potentially valuable original text. They might be okay, but I prefer external drives.
If you’ve heard you need a Facebook presence, but you don’t want to bother with “friending” everyone or sharing personal information with complete strangers, never fear. There are some very easy ways to accomplish this. Nathan Bransford tells all in this pithy and practical post. You will be set up in no time.
Here’s a great trailer for a new book.
I offer it for your inspiration!
The little film has much to recommend it.
- no actors
- no location shots
- no voiced narration
What can you put together for your book?
Here’s a great article about starting or improving a blog. This week I’ve been busy updating and redesigning this one. Any help is appreciated.
By the way, if you are not familiar with the organization, the International Reading Association offers wonderful resources to educators. I have presented at their regional conference in Denver. It is amazing!