We’re well into the rush toward the peak of the holiday season, but indie publishing shows no signs of peaking any time soon. For today have a look at an APE-ish interview, selling to bookstores, getting ready for POD, understanding the editing process and making time for all this stuff in your own day-to-day. Have at it.
Barry Eisler on A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
Interview with Guy Kawasaki
“‘Do you care who published a book? Do you even look to see who the publisher is before you buy a book? I don’t. I just look at the number of stars it has on Amazon and read a few reviews and buy it.'”
Stephanie Chandler (@BizAuthor) on Authority Publishing
How Authors Can Sell to Bookstores
“But if you do sell your books on consignment, you should get something in writing. Stores will often have their own consignment agreement, but you should have your own agreement prepared just in case. I put together a free agreement in Word format which you can download and modify for your needs.”
Lynne Cantwell (@LynneCantwell) on Indies Unlimited
My Journey to the Center of CreateSpace
“Last weekend, I formatted my new novel for CreateSpace in MS Word, and survived mostly unscathed. This is my story.”
Joanna Penn (@thecreativepenn) on The Creative Penn
Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft?
“Many new writers are confused about what happens after you have managed to get the first draft out of your head and onto the page…. Here’s my process, and I believe it’s relevant whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction.”
Stephannie Beman (@StephannieBeman) on Self-Published Authors
Blogging, Social Networking, Answering Emails – Hey, when do I get the time to write?
“I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’d bet money that most of you are busy people with a day job or two, family, kids, and/or other commitments to take up your valuable time–like food, friends, and sleep. So fitting writing and book marketing into an already full schedule isn’t so easy. But it can be done. I’m going to share with you one way to help you.”