Ebook Friendly. Have you heard about this? It's a special ebook store designed for readers who don't wish to be distracted when browsing for books. It is particularly focusing on making it easier to find self-published Kindle books.
Self-published authors shoulder the entire burden of marketing their work. This entails not only identifying and executing promotional opportunities, but also wading through the potential opportunities to find the gems...and to weed out the lesser ones. Author Larry Brooks talks about his recent "opportunity" to be featured on a television show in "The Dark Side of the New Age of Self-Publishing".
One of my new favorite authors, thriller writer Steven James, shares "The Essence of Storytelling", which emphasizes character transformation over story action.
Why Barnes & Noble Should Go From Bookstore to Nookstore?, from JP Mangalindan in Fortune Magazine.
Stephen King on the Creative Process, the State of Fiction and More, in The Atlantic.
Autography is a new tool allows authors to sign ebooks
Why the ad-supported Kindle is the wave of the future. Still don't like the idea, but I get his points. Can't we have some peace from being "sold" all the time?
Goodreads for writers. Are you a GoodReads member? Do you use it to get to know your readers and to promote your books?
Have you ever used plot pictures to help you get a visual on your scene?
Author Janice Hardy talks about making transitions, from chapter to chapter, scene to scene, paragraph to paragraph...
Having a hard time uploading your manuscript to ebook publishers? Author April Hamilton shows how you may be confusing ebook conversion with ebook formatting.
Editor Alicia Rasley gives another one of her great blog clinics, the many ways in which to begin a scene.
Enjoy your weekend!
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.