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Roaming the Blogosphere: Writing & Publishing Tips
I’m between school semesters, so of course the blogs that shouted “Bookmark me!” this month were almost all on focused on writing, publishing and/or marketing a book. Here are a few of the posts I bookmarked, starting with some humor: Nick Cross shares definitions of syndromes we writers tend to succumb to. Read NOW if you’re in need of a laugh! I’ve just discovered that The Creative Penn has podcasts! (Okay, okay, I know I’m a little slow on the uptake.) Here’s a great one on characters by Roz Morris. There’s also a link to a long list of previous podcasts – great for exercise walks! Margie Lawson from Writers in the Storm has a great post about “What’s the Visual?” She uses that one phrase to get the show-don’t-tell point across – complete with examples from her students’ work. Even if you’re pretty good at showing already, it’s well … Continue reading
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Self-Promotion for Authors
The Guide to Literary Agents blog had an interesting guest post by J.M. Frey the other day: why an author with a publishing deal with a respected small press would still want an agent. She already has a contract, right? One reason was that there was so much marketing to do, and she’d like to get at least a little sleep each day! Several of us commented that we’d like to know what she does to promote her book – we’ll hopefully need that information soon. Ms. Frey very nicely sent me a link to the blog post she wrote in response to our request, and her list . . . wow, can you spell d-a-u-n-t-i-n-g? From library talks to interviews and press kits, from Facebook and Twitter to websites, community events and contests, she covers about everything possible in enough detail for us to get a good idea of … Continue reading
Posted in Publishing, Writer's Life Tagged book marketing, Guide to Literary Agents, JM Frey, novels, publishing, self-promotion, WRITING Comments Off on Self-Promotion for Authors