This Week in the Blogs, November 14 – 20, 2010

by | Nov 21, 2010


Parking lots at the local food markets are filling up, there’s no denying we’re head first into the holiday season. Ebooks are on people’s minds, and we’re meeting more and more self-published authors, each with their own story. And it’s good to remember the wider community in which we operate. Don’t miss the interactive grammar drills from the University of Bristol—Enjoy!

Kevin Sivils on The Self-Publishing Notebook
Competition, Character, Ethics and Self-Publishing
“Since public credibility is important to every self-publisher in the industry, it is incumbent on each author to engage in the highest level of ethical decision making possible. ”

Sue Collier on Self-Publishing Resources
11 Questions for the Indie Author: Kait Nolan
“There’s no room in this business for hobbyists who don’t believe in having things properly edited, well-formatted, and with professional cover art. You want to put out a professional product, you take the steps, do the work.”

L.J. Sellers on The Blood-Red Pencil
E-Book Self-Publishing Roundup
“With Borders getting into the act, there will soon be four platforms on which authors can self-publish e-books directly to readers. I summarized them for comparison and thought I would share my findings.”

Suzannah Windsor Freeman on Publetariat
23 (More) Websites That Make Your Writing Stronger
“If you want to learn more about writing or enhance your natural strengths, check out the following resources.”

Cheryl Anne Gardner on POD People
My Story—S.L. Armstrong & K. Piet
“Independent publishing means you’re in charge, so you have to be willing to take the bull by the horns but reach out for help when needed. You might be in charge, but you don’t have to be alone and an expert on every detail to put out a quality product.”

And for Something a Little Different . . .

University of Bristol, UK: Improve Your Writing
“Surely, in these days of word processors with their built-in grammar- and spell-checkers, there is no need to understand the rules and anomalies of English grammar and punctuation? Well, here are some reasons why doing some of these exercises and improving your understanding of such things could turn out to be a shrewd investment of your time.”

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