Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 4/1/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday
for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments.

First, check out these live, online classes from Writer’s Digest:

5 Essential Components of a Strong Author Website — presented by yours truly, on April 7.

Best of the Best

How to Use Kickstarter to Fund a Self-Published Book
@NathanBransford

Kurt Vonnegut story grids show how successful plots (from Cinderella to disaster stories) work
@GalleyCat

More Eisler vs. Hocking. Lee Goldberg concludes: “There isn’t just one approach to publishing any more.”
@glecharles

Craft + Technique

What one writer has learned from judging writing contests
@elizabethscraig

Publishing News + Trends

Amanda Hocking explains the reasoning behind her publishing deal
@teleread

How publishers can and must add value in digital era from @TheFutureBook
@twliterary

Smart commentary from @MarionManeker on challenges of e-publishing
@twliterary


Marketing + Promotion

When Content Is Everywhere, Marketing Is Queen
@glecharles

The Anatomy of a Successful Ebook Giveaway
@BubbleCow

Blogs + Social Media

How authors can make money from their web presence
@NathanBransford

The Unsexy Truth about Finding Traffic for Your Blog
@copyblogger

Self-Publishing + E-Publishing

“No writer wants to hear that success could take 12 years. But sometimes, that’s how long it takes to get lucky.”
@DanBlank

Does Your Ebook Need Its Own ISBN?
@KimsCraftBlog

Paying For Self-Publishing Help
@deanwesleysmith

Why your self-publishing service probably didn’t cheat you
@victoriastrauss

Top 8 Cover Design Tips for DIY Self-Publishers

@JFbookman

Great blogs for self-publishers
@JFbookman

Writing Life

Why Pen Names Suck & Can Make Us Crazy
@KristenLambTX


Celebrating Enigma (My First E-Book): A Round-Up

Tomorrow, everyone will be asking, “What’s your favorite variation?”
@JaneFriedman

Jane Friedman fans, are you sleeping? You could be reading & laughing along w/Jane’s Enigma Variations on the Future of Publishing
@thewritermama

“Paper books will become talismans, souvenirs, collectors’ items for paper sniffers” says Jane Friedman
@40kbooks

“The omnipresent Google, the omnipotent Amazon, and omnificent Apple” = GAA(d) in future publishing.
@Porter_Anderson

Needless to say, @janefriedman is one of my heroes. love this. Enigma
@booksquare

If you’re a Writer or seriously ensconced in publishing, its ESSENTIAL that U follow this lady –> @JaneFriedman **ALSO GET HER NEW BOOK!
@KolaBoof


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About Ben Sobieck

Benjamin Sobieck is a Wattpad Star and 2016 Watty Award winner. He’s best known on Wattpad for Glass Eye: Confessions of a Fake Psychic Detective, the Watty Award–winning sequel Black Eye, and When the Black-Eyed Children Knock & Other Stories. Four of his titles have appeared on Wattpad Top 100 Hot Lists, all at the same time.

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