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plug for these upcoming Writer’s
- Sell Your Novel/Memoir by literary agent Rachelle Gardner — includes a quick critique — on May 27
Secrets to a Winning Book Proposal by literary agent Sharlene
Martin, on June 17
& Selling Your Picture Book by author Tracey Dils, on June
Best of Best
Why Professional Writers Need a Blog. Or Not.
Covering essential but possibly boring material in your book (too bad there are no montages in novels)
The odds of getting published … and why you shouldn’t care by @HUnderdown
An agent on including your book’s theme in a query
12 Literary Journals Your Future Agent is Reading
Since it’s the writing that’s most important, is there any value in a verbal pitch?
If you are going to talk about a book you have previously written and was published, do it like this: TITLE (Publishing House, Year)
Five steps to building a believable character arc
Three steps to a breakout story
News & Trends
Huffpost – The Konrath Effect: Will New Technology Ruin Talented Authors?
‘It Is Impossible to Monetize Obscurity’
What will be the big digital issues in January 2011?
Platform Building, Self-Promotion
The Pain of Promotion | promoting your own book
How to Write an Article That Draws Thousands of New Readers
The Secret to Growing Your Blog Twice as Fast With Half the Effort
LinkedIn Help Authors Sell Books?
Barnes & Noble to Offer Digital Self-Publishing
An author shares her Ebook royalty figures (and how much she spent on promo)
Why Kindle publishing isn’t perfect for first time authors
What Does Self-Publishing Cost: Competitive Self-Publisher
& Online Tools
7 most important sites for writers (with practical, productive tips)
Jobs/Markets/and Opportunities for Writers
The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff
Highly entertaining–> Finalists in MobyLives Best Low Budget/Indie Book Trailers (via @Janet_Reid)
Funny but also ouch–> Rejection Bingo, from Literary Rejections On Display
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