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Quick plug: check out these live, online classes from Writer’s Digest:
- Drive Your Own Book Sales: Marketing Strategies for Authors, presented by Guy Gonzalez, on Feb. 17
- Do Your E-Book Right, presented by yours truly, on Feb. 24.
- Crafting Fiction & Memoir That Sells, presented by agent Andrea Hurst, on March 3. Includes critique of your first page.
- How to Write a Dynamite Mystery or Thriller That Sells, presented by Elizabeth Sims, on April 14. Includes critique of your first page.
“Is the future of physical book publishing the same as the future of reading and writing?”
Things you can do if your book is not selling so well
[great discussion in the comments]
“I am leaning toward telling new writers to self-publish rather than go to Big Publishing”
Getting Published + Agents/Editors
How Much Editing Does a Contracted Book Need?
Why an agent can judge your book from your query letter
This post by @ColleenLindsay is still the definitive guide to fiction word counts. Bookmark it!
Craft + Technique
How to Learn Story Structure in Two Minutes or Less
The Scene Conflict Worksheet – Developing Tension in Your Novel
Plotting Made Easy – The Complications Worksheet
Publishing News + Trends
Is there hope for small bookstores in a digital age? – USATODAY.com
Documenting the Fall of Borders Through Its E-Mail Newsletters [funny & sad]
Q&A with @r_nash on the eve of his SXSW panel: “The e-book is transitional, a slavish mirroring of the physical book”
Tips for Writers: How To Use Social Media & More
Websites + Blogs
Don’t Go It Alone: Relationship-building for Bloggers
Starting Your First Blog? 29 Tips, Tutorials and Resources for New Bloggers (a ProBlogger Classic)
Self-Publishing + E-Publishing
Digital Book World, ‘PW’ Present FREE Self-Publishing Webcast
Best selling trade-pubbed author Alisa Valdes explains why she’s experimenting w/self-pubbing
Amanda Hocking sold 450k+ of 9 YA paranormal books last month, virtually all electronic
Fair Value? 7 Tips on How to Price Your Digital Products
Pricing digital content
The Writing Life
Quick & easy recipes for writers lost in a writing project–great new @HTMLGIANT feature
Reading in the Age of Screens
It’s Time To Kill Multi-Tasking
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