This Week in the Blogs, July 12 – 18, 2014

by Joel Friedlander on July 20, 2014 · 3 comments

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The articles I’m including this week have generated a lot of discussion. Pour yourself a cool drink, put your feet up and why not have a read? Jump in on the conversations too if you have anything to offer or tell us your thoughts in the comments here.

Anne R. Allen on Anne R. Allen’s Blog …WITH RUTH HARRIS
What Defines “Traditional” Publishing? What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You.
“The blogosphere has been full of debate about “traditional” vs. “indie” publishing since the dawn of the E-Age.”

Molly Greene on Molly Greene: Writer
45 Ways To Sabotage Your Social Media Success
“Author, writer, blogger, book reviewer, editor – whichever “hat” you wear, you’ve probably made a stab at creating an online platform and used social media to get the word out about it. But sometimes we forget that social media is designed for just that – being social.”

Annie Neugebauer on Writer Unboxed
Twitter Etiquette 101
“It might (or might not) come as a surprise to you that many writers hate Twitter. I confess that I’ve had my own “die, Twitter, die” moments over the years, and it’s usually due to discourtesy. The character limit, the flood of information, the time drain: those I can stomach. But people being rude or obnoxious? Well, I think we’ve all had moments where we wanted to jump ship.”

Lysa Grant on Self-Publishing Review
Author Directory Sites: The Complete List
“There are a lot of different types of directories: author listings, book listings, and libraries. This post will cover them all, some for free, some for a fee. I’m defining “directory” as any site where an author can add a book page, author page, or both.”

Joe Konrath on Joe Konrath
Collective Narcissism
“Like many writers, I waver between having the world’s biggest ego, and no ego at all. You have to be somewhat narcissistic to believe that what you write will be so desired by readers that they’ll pay you for it. At the same time, the unique structure of the creative mind, coupled with the loneliness and isolation of this profession, the reaction (or lack thereof) of readers, and the constant rejection by agents and publishers, makes writers a perfect candidate for depression.”

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    Anne R. Allen July 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Thanks much for the shout out. Great links this week, as always. Love Molly Greene’s post. Very funny. Thanks a bunch!

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