Were you out late trick or treating last night? If you were, and the clocks fell back an hour where you are, maybe you were able to get an extra hour of sleep. And, while you’re munching on that cache of Halloween candy, check out this week’s articles. I’ve picked out some great reading and resources for you.
Jane Friedman on Jane Friedman
How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors
“About the only thing that remains constant in e-book publishing is that it changes—everything from the services to marketing strategies. Here, I’ve attempted to round-up all the good resources I know of related to (1) learning to publish an e-book, (2) finding the right e-publishing services, and (3) staying on top of changes in the industry.”
Joleene Naylor on Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors
What I Learned About Facebook Parties
“Like many of us, I hang out on Facebook too much. While perusing the streams (and my own invites) I’ve come across many events, including Facebook Parties. Though I accept many invites (by clicking the Join button), I’ve personally participated in roughly two author parties (by commenting on one post each) and several jewelry parties. Being a Facebook Party Host virgin, I was a bit unprepared for my party, so I wanted to share some things I learned.”
Ruth Harris on Anne R. Allen’s Blog …with Ruth Harris
The Joy of Writing: How to Keep it During NaNoWriMo
“Writing should be fun and NaNo is your opportunity to have a ball. To help get you in the mood, I’ve asked some experienced writers to talk about the many pleasures of writing.”
Jen Minkman on Molly Greene: Writer
How To Get Your Books Into Global Markets
“For indies, getting your book into the hands of foreign readers is no mean feat. Of course English is a global language and is therefore one of the best ways to reach international readers, but there’s still a considerable threshold.”
Sandra Beckwith on Build Book Buzz
The Amazon reviews brouhaha and you
“Just 10 days ago, Amazon filed a lawsuit against more than 1,000 Fiverr vendors who Amazon says are writing fake product reviews on the retailer’s site.”
Too Good To Miss
Every once in a while we miss an article I know you’d want to read. Since we strictly limit This Week in the Blogs to articles that have appeared in the preceding week, we usually sigh when this happens and promise to be more vigilant next time.
Now, with “Too Good to Miss” we’re going to be more flexible about bringing these great articles to your attention. Here’s the first:
Craig Mod on Aeon
Digital books stagnate in closed, dull systems, while printed books are shareable, lovely and enduring. What comes next?
“From 2009 to 2013, every book I read, I read on a screen. And then I stopped. You could call my four years of devout screen‑reading an experiment. I felt a duty – not to anyone or anything specifically, but more vaguely to the idea of ‘books’. I wanted to understand how their boundaries were changing and being affected by technology. Committing myself to the screen felt like the best way to do it.”