Saturday, February 1, 2014

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: BetterScribe

This is a trend I have seen starting to occur where editors offer to act as publishers for first time authors. Offering advice and assistance with setting up publishing accounts and distribution.

It’s a trend I’m completely against because first time authors that don’t know any better, end up with a substandard book product that isn’t published in the global book system correctly, isn’t set up for distribution and ends up being near impossible to be sold.

This is far from the end result any author wants.

These editors have no real idea of what it takes to publish a book. They just know how they published their book, or more commonly, how they saw someone else publish. They read a few blog posts, and now all of a sudden they’re an expert.

I don’t think so.

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. 4 1/2 Things You Need To Know About Small Business Marketing In 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter
  2. The Other Side of the Story: What's So Wrong With Clich├ęs?
  3. How to Sell More of Your Fiction Writing Without Selling Your Soul | storyrally
  4. Janet Reid, Literary Agent: Question: I gave you my idea, don't steal it ok?
  5. Does Mind Mapping Hurt? | Elizabeth Spann Craig
  6. I’m Not Making This Up: Ten Lessons In Non-Fiction Writing | The Creative Penn
  7. Timothy Hallinan - Writer's Resources: Finish Your Novel
  8. Four Big Lessons for Authors | Creative Content Coaching
  9. AdviceToWriters - Advice to Writers - Every Story Has Already Been Told
  10. You Either Got It or You Don’t – Writing Lies | Rachel Abbott
  11. 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Debbie Fuhry |
  12. Smashwords: 2014 Book Publishing Industry Predictions - Price Drops to Impact Competitive Dynamics
  13. Beyond Paper Editing: Getting an ISBN for Your Ebook (for Canadian Authors)
  14. Beyond Paper Editing: Editor's Tip: Cleaning Up Your Manuscript Can Save You Money
  15. A Step by Step Guide to Evaluating Your ePub Files on Kindles, iPads, and Smartphones — The Book Designer
  16. How to lose your muse in 10 days | Gwen Hernandez
  17. Seeing is believing: Why using visual content in your marketing makes sense
  18. Myth in Fiction Intertwined: How One Author Wove His Tapestry
  19. Most Authors Make Less Than $1,000 a Year: DBW - GalleyCat
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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