Hard to believe that we’re already half way through the summer, isn’t it? If you can take some time away from your writing, or frolicking in the sunshine, I suggest you read this week’s selection of articles. Lots of great information and insight awaits your discovery.
Ruth Harris on Anne R. Allen’s Blog …WITH RUTH HARRIS
EDITS, EDITORS, EDITING—The Secret Weapon of Every Successful Writer
“As a former editor, I’m obviously biased. As a writer, I’ve learned that for me (and for just about every writer I know or have worked with), editing is the most interesting and exciting part of writing a book.”
Victoria Strauss on Writer Beware®: The Blog
A Marketing Pitch from Author Solutions
“I’ve written before about Author Solutions’ relentless efforts to get authors to buy the company’s “marketing” services. Here’s an example that was recently passed on to me (with the author’s name and other identifying information redacted).”
Rami Ungar on Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors
Using The Audiobook Service ACX
“I think I speak for many of us when I say we’d like to have our books in audiobook form. Besides being a possible way to connect to new readers who don’t necessarily like to sit down with a paperback or e-book and another possible source of revenue, audiobooks have a prestige to them. It’s sort of magical hearing your characters come to life in your car or in your earbuds through sound and description. It’s pretty powerful.”
Mike Shatzkin on The Idea Logical Company
Publishers need to rethink their marketing deployments and tactics in the digital age to take advantage of their backlists
“Some fundamental and time-honored truths about publishing need to be reexamined as we continue the digital transition. And one of the things that really needs to change is the distinction between backlist and frontlist.”
Nick Loper on SSS: Internet Lifestyle without the B.S.
[Kindle Launch] Behind the Scenes of a 20,000 Download Book Launch
“Last month, I released my latest book project, Work Smarter, into the world….The book actually started out as a blog post idea, but as the text grew past 10,000 words (eventually totaling 20,000), I figured it would be better suited for book format.”