Lit agent Janet Reid took to her blog to educate writers with "Some Hard Numbers" as to what self-publishing cannot accomplish.
Just how big is the self-publishing boom? Nearly 250,000 books were self-published in 2011, according to Bowker.
What Makes a Villain Tick? from Audra Harders at Seekerville.
Author Barbara Freethy talks about surpassing the one million books sold at B&N via PubIt! and another one million over at Amazon. Now that's ebook publishing success!
In honor of the upcoming Halloween, 13 Ways to Scare Readers Away from Your Book's Website. Do these things and readers are sure to flee!
Small press publication, a sometimes forgotten option between traditional and self-publishing (print or digital). Author Susan Boyle shares her Long Journey to a Small Press.
Did you know the new editor-in-chief of Brides Magazine is an African-American woman by the name of Keija Minor? Minor talks with Black Bridal Bliss, a blog devoted to black couples headed for marriage.
Author Gail Gaymer Martin offers tips on how to "Filter to Enhance the Story."
I've included links from story structure guru Larry Brooks before, but his latest, "From Idea to Fully Viable Story Plan...In One Blog Post" is timely given that many writers are finishing up their story prep for NaNoWriMo. Even if you're not participating in NaNo this year, writers may find these tips very useful for story planning.
Author and writing instructor James Scott Bell says "Don't be that kind of writer." Baloney Advice Writers Should Ignore.
I'll pick up with my Lessons from a NaNo Winner on Monday. 3 more posts to help writers prepare for the big writing event.
Last weekend in October. What are my guys doing this weekend? Flying a plane. Golf. Basketball. Lego Robotics. Not to mention the usual sports on TV watching, hanging out and such. Me? I'm baking (I'm thinking mini fruit pies), reading a novel I'm studying for some craft elements, preparing to move and keeping up with them.
How's Fall treating you? Be safe folks up along the East Coast. Have a cup of hot chocolate to keep you warm!
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.