I found this post by Sue Vincent to be interesting, entertaining, and all too familiar. I thought some of you could relate to it also!
I recently came into contact with a writer. Nothing unusual about that around here, but this wasn’t through blogging or any of the usual channels. We talked for a while, establishing that the…
Source: The writer’s rollercoaster
Once again, Jane Friedman has provided valuable information for writers and their marketing priorities. Read it here:
Here is an insightful perspective on whether or not self-published authors should spend their promo money to exhibit at Book Expo – worth a read!
Authors: Think Twice Before Paying to Exhibit at Book Expo (BEA) by Jane Friedman
I generally steer away from any political posts, but this one struck me as so reasonable, I felt compelled. Finally, a voice of reason. When did we as a country start viewing different opinions as good or bad, rather than just opinions? The extremism on both sides, but most visibly with the Democrats as they have moved farther left bordering on socialism (I can say that because, as a lifelong Democrat, I feel like the party deserted me and voices of reason/reality everywhere) scares me. Paid violent demonstrators terrify me. It all seems so out of control. When did we stop listening to each other?
Thank you to Cristian Mihai for this:
I just watched a video of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and others voicing their outrage at President Trump’s ban of immigrants, refugees and travelers from sel…
Source: The Divided States of America
Kindle Scout is a service of Amazon that I knew virtually nothing about until reading this guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog. The concept is hopeful for many writers, but be sure to read the whole post to learn about both the pros AND the cons of this approach to publishing.
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Jane Friedman’s latest blog post discusses an e-book distribution option for those of you who try to keep up with the ever-changing indie market options.
Do you remember the digital publishing startups Vook? Booklr? Byliner?
All of these services/companies have been folded into an e-book distribution service known as Pronoun, which was launched in fall 2015 and later acquired by Big Five publisher Macmillan.
Go to https://janefriedman.com/pronoun-distribution/ to read the article!
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