This Week in the Blogs, June 13 – 19, 2010

by | Jun 20, 2010


Busy, busy, busy, but what can you expect. The world is changing, but books need to be brought into the world. We’re all trying to work out what happens next, and experiments are everywhere. This week we have the move to ebooks happening faster, a new way to evaluate author-services companies, going from self- to traditionally-published, an exhortation to authors and some tips for us all. Enjoy!

JA Konrath on A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
The Time Is Now
“Yeah, I’m still struggling with the logic here myself. My head is so stuck in the old ways, that these new ways still don’t make much sense. Except that they do make sense.”

Mick Rooney on POD, Self Publishing and Independent Publishing
POD INDEX and Self-Publishing Analysis
“The POD INDEX is here to stay. It will be updated every month. There are a number of criteria included to arrive at the POD INDEX rating and also weighted formulas to arrive at the index evaluation.”

Boyd Morrison on Huffington Post
My Publishing Journey from eBooks to pBooks
“I wanted to see my novels in bookstores, both in the US and abroad. Self-publishing electronically might not have been the conventional path, but I know without a doubt that The Ark would not be a pbook if it weren’t for ebooks.”

Victoria Strauss on Writer Beware Blogs
Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas
“Writers: research is essential! There is no substitute. You CANNOT count on others’ recommendations, on the publisher’s or agent’s expressions of goodwill, on a listing in what you believe is a reputable resource–you MUST investigate the publisher or agent for yourself.”

Mark Coker on The Savvy Book Marketer
6 Common Publishing and Marketing Mistakes
“If you can cultivate hundreds or thousands of followers on Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter, and you can motivate them to care passionately about your success, then you have a powerful marketing tool at your disposal.”

And for Something a Little Different . . .

On Stylish Web Designer
35 Best Websites To Download High Quality Free Vector Images
“Designers love to use vector images for their designs as they never loose their quality even at larger dimensions. But its not that much easy to find high quality vector images. I collect a huge list of websites where you can find high quality free vector images.”

Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/

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4 Comments

  1. betty ming liu

    you are so steadfast in blogging every day. def consider you a good daddy to your readers. happy father’s day, joel!

    Reply
    • Joel Friedlander

      That is so nice of you Betty, and a role I hadn’t thought myself into. Thanks!

      Reply

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