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The Top 10 Fiction Writing Articles of 2010
Lessons Learned From Tim Ferriss’ Book Launch
Getting Published, Agents/Editors
Here’s a post I did on word counts after consulting with a number of US trade book editors
When Publishing Dreams Become a Nightmare – the author’s perspective on my blog
Freelance Writer Rates: Who Pays the Most Online?
Craft & Technique
The Contradictory Nature of Great Fiction
Five Words You Can Cut
Great series on self-editing, this week contextual editing [by @ChuckWendig]
News & Trends
10 Biggest Predictions for the Future of Book Publishing
Fantastic essay on the nature of the web. Read this now: “The Web Is a Customer Service Medium”
What lies ahead in publishing: @timoreilly on the influence of ebooks and why notions of “publisher” should change.
Marketing and Promotion
A Market Of One via @mitchjoel (remember re ebook protestations!)
Drop the Pen, Grab a Hammer: Building the Writer’s Platform
Book marketing mistakes: great series from @bookbuzzr: No 1 – No Tag Line for Book or Author
Creating An Author Brand: Why It’s Not Really About the Book
Self-Publishing & E-Publishing
Do authors make good publishers? Agent Richard Curtis said no, J.A. Konrath answered back [see comments on post for link to Konrath’s response]
TechDirt asks: Have We Reached A Tipping Point Where Self-Publishing Is Better Than Getting A Book Deal?
Websites & Blogging
8 Sentences to Immediately Cut From Your Twitter Bio
The Counter-intuitive Nature of Social Media Influence. Sometimes Up is Down & Down is Up
Case Study: How Twitter propelled @sarahsalway’s republished book up the Kindle charts
Online Tools & Resources
Resources for Authors Traveling To Book Clubs & Schools
The Writing Life
J.K. Rowling on Failure And Imagination
Why slow, long-form thought & writing is thriving in a world of Tweets
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