Sunday, December 8, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Darren Rowse @problogger

This a joint guest contribution from Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt.

Too many indie authors buy into the myths and lies that keep them running in circles rather than charging forward into a lucrative self-publishing career.

Before successfully writing fiction full time, we both wrote for our own blogs for years, along with guest posts for sites like Problogger. We wrote about entrepreneurship and all the blah blah blogging you’re plenty used to. But in 2012, with millions of e-readers in circulation, and hungry consumers in need of content, we made a decisive shift.

We spent the last year writing and publishing 1.5 million words of fiction through our company Realm & Sands. We’ve never been happier, and we’re writing what we want for an audience who loves us.

Isn’t that the dream of every blogger?

Fortunately, we didn’t let some of the most common self-publishing myths hold us down like they wanted. We hope you don’t either. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, avoid these myths and you too can build yourself a lucrative self-publishing career.

To read the rest of the post, click here.


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Audiobooks: A “How To” guide, featuring interviews with producers and voice artists | Jade Kerrion
  2. Authors: How to Run a Twitter Competition, & Why it’s a Good Idea | Angela Clarke
  3. Homes of Classic Literature: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat
  4. FACEBOOK News Feed FYI: Helping You Find More News to Talk About - Facebook Newsroom
  5. Literary fiction has a problem with happy endings | Books |
  6. Why Your Brand Must Analyze Traffic by Device
  7. Facebook Admits Organic Reach of Brand Posts Is Dipping | Digital - Advertising Age
  8. 4 Pinterest Tools to Grow and Measure Your Pinterest Presence | Social Media Examiner
  9. 7 Ways To Improve Search Engine Indexing
  10. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Making Your Book More Promotable
  11. 5 Steps to Rock Your Facebook Campaign's Conversion Rate — Amy Porterfield
  12. Book Marketing Predictions for 2014 | Penny C. Sansevieri
  13. Karen McQuestion's Blog: Advice from a Formerly-Failed Novelist
  14. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: What Will 2014 Bring For Publishing?
  15. How - and When - to Write a Press Release | EMSI
  16. Maggie Lyons Blog: Ten Secrets for Savvy SEO
  17. Author Blogging 101: How Research Sets the Stage for Blog Marketing — The Book Designer
  18. Writer Unboxed » Seeing with New Eyes
  19. How to Think Away Writing Distractions - Helping Writers Become Authors
  20. 0 – 4000 in a Snap! How to Build a Quality Twitter Following FAST | Molly Greene: Writer
  21. Stephen Fry Responds to Grammar Pedants | New Republic
  22. How to Blend Your Facebook Cover Image with Your Profile Picture
  23. WARNING: These 4 Self-Publishing Myths Are Keeping You Down : @ProBlogger
  24. Using Deadlines To Get That Story Finished
  25. Rudolph's Top 5 Writing Tips
  26. 16 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Increase Retweets - Heidi Cohen
  27. Create a Cool Facebook Profile Picture & Cover Photo Timeline for your Page or Profile (Dec 2012)

Happy writing & running, Kathy

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