Summer – a great time to relax, recharge and re-assess for self-publishing authors, don’t you think? This week’s selection of articles from some of the best blogs on writing and self-publishing might just be a good place to start so why not pour yourself a beverage, put your feet up for a few minutes and start reading?
Jane Friedman on Jane Friedman
The Myth About Print Coming Back and Bookstores on the Rise
“I belong to a wide range of Facebook groups and follow a lot of media news, and few things are more frustrating than people who celebrate the apparent “resurgence” of print and the comeback of independent bookstores as some kind of “win” over ebooks and digital media. Most of it is wishful thinking rather than an understanding of what’s actually happening out there. With my colleague Porter Anderson, I try to offer perspective on current developments and put all the stats into their proper context.”
Judith Briles on The Book Shepherd
How to Shout Out When Authors and Books Have News
“If you are a winner of any book award, here’s what you need to do … get their Quacker in gear. Tell the world … book buyers … your friends … your family … let retail outlets know that you’ve got national recognition … let the local media know … quack, quack, quack. Here’s a Baker’s Dozen of ideas they should be doing … and you as well if you have any NEWS that could be worth a shout out!:”
Frances Caballo on Social Media Just For Writers
15 Scheduling Apps to Save You Time
“You don’t have the time to sit in front of your computer all day and post information at two- to three-hour intervals. You’re busy enough as it is, waking up while it’s still dark outside to squeeze a few hours of writing into your day before heading off to work or fixing breakfast for your kids.”
Dick Margulis on words / myth / ampers & virgule
Printers, publishers, and . . .
“Earlier this morning, on a mailing list, someone trying to sort out a list of printers began to ask a question by positing “There are many, many on-demand book printers/publishers online, some with very low prices.” I responded as follows: Stop. Right. There.”
Dara Beevas and Amy Quale on Wise Ink
Crowdfunding for Authors: A Wise Ink Guide
“For many authors looking to self-publish, finding the money to finance a project can be a significant and overwhelming barrier. One internet phenomenon that has become an increasingly popular method of overcoming this obstacle is crowdfunding: raising money for a project, venture, or idea via individual contributions solicited on the internet.”