This Week in the Blogs: July 4 – 10, 2010

by | Jul 11, 2010


Some days it’s more like winter than summer here in Northern California, but school’s out, we’re into the second half of the season, and there’s a lot of reading to do. Here, for your enjoyment and education, a meditation on the future of print, tips from a ebook superstar, gauging your social media involvement, putting together a publishing team, and making the most of an iPhone. Have fun.

Kassia Kroszer on Booksquare
The Future of Print
“To me, the future of print is irrevocably tied to the consumer’s ability to acquire those books they deem valuable to them. This might mean buying a gorgeous book from Ammo Books from the get-go. It might mean buying a beautiful edition of a long-loved book. It might mean acquiring a physical copy of a digital book (or, vice versa: the digital companion of the print book).”

JA Konrath on A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
How to Make Money on Ebooks
“In my humble opinion, a dedicated writer who turns out good material on a consistent basis will be able to, on average, earn more money self publishing than traditional publishing. I say this having done both.”

Penny Sansevieri on Huffington Post
Ten Ways to Know If Your (Internet) Marketing Is Paying Off
“So you’re out there marketing. You’re doing all the right things (or so you think). You’re following the book marketing advice of some leaders in the industry. You’ve got a checklist and you’re methodically checking off your goals. But how do you know you’re doing everything right?”

Julia Lindsey on Our Little Books
Self Publishing Doesn’t Mean Do It All Yourself: 5 People You Must Have on Your Self-Publishing Team
“If you plan to have a successful book, you will need to have a team of professionals to assist you along the way. Here are 5 people who we think are the essential members you want on your team if you are considering self-publishing your own book.”

Jane Friedman on There Are No Rules
Ultimate iPhone Apps for Writers: 30+ Productivity & Creativity Boosts
“Perhaps it’s taken me this long because I’m not sure I have any secrets to share. But I can share popular and loved apps that I use.”

And for Something A Little Different . . .

Darko Macan on Faded Oasis
Mister Bookseller

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6 Comments

  1. Julia M Lindsey

    Joel
    Thanks for listing me on your site. It is always an honor to be recognized by you. I always look forward to your post in my e-mail in the morning.

    Christy
    Thanks for reading my blog.

    Reply
  2. Mayowa

    I loved Mister Bookseller, I really did.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Joel Friedlander

      So did I, Mayowa, I read it twice. Very affecting for a cartoon.

      Reply
  3. Christy Pinheiro

    Nice recap. Thanks for the link to the Julia Lindsey article; that was a good one.

    Reply
    • Joel Friedlander

      Sure, Christy. I liked Julia’s article also. Doing this every week keeps me in touch with what people are writing, and it’s fun!

      Reply

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