Above: Jane looks at you expectantly with the tough-love stare. Don't disappoint her.
This past year, I've posted a ton of information on how you can
(1) ensure your work is the best it can possibly be
(2) build an audience and create demand for your work
(3) take advantage of technology to push your career forward
At the Editor Intensive last weekend, I found myself referencing numerous blog posts I'd made, and thought it was time to compile what I'd consider the "guide" for 2009 on how to succeed in the new publishing landscape (because the industry ain't what it used to be).
This is a perfect reference guide for anyone who's attended the Intensive and wants a refresher—or an excellent accelerated course for anyone who hasn't.
I would love your feedback on what topics you'd like covered in more detail in the coming months!
P.S. Reviewing these, I clearly like the number 5.
THE SECRETS TO PUBLISHING SUCCESS: Jane's 2009 Tough Love Guide
Your Protagonist Must Have a Goal (by guest Jim Adam)
Querying / Submitting
Audience Development / Platform Building
Online Audience Building