Friday, February 7, 2014

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts


By Jami Gold

More writers are considering self-publishing than ever before. Even traditionally published authors who love their publishers are taking the step to become hybrid authors—a mix of New York and self-published—as they release related novellas or new series on their own.

Yet the prospect of self-publishing can be overwhelming. Self-published authors have to oversee more steps and find more partners to help bring their work into the world than they do when working with a publisher.

So when my friend and self-published author Julie Musil asked if she could guest post on my blog, I suggested she could share a step-by-step plan for self-publishing. She delivered with this great post for us today, so please welcome Julie Musil!


Self-Publishing Isn’t Overwhelming—I Promise!

You’ve watched indie publishing from afar. You’ve considered it, but the idea overwhelms you.

I know exactly how you feel.

When I signed with my agent, indie publishing was just taking off. I’ve watched the revolution with great interest, knowing I might someday take the plunge. I was always open to the idea.

Now, as I’ve humbly sent my YA novel into the world, I wouldn’t come close to calling myself an expert. I’d call myself a student teacher. Indie publishing isn’t overwhelming at all. If a rookie like me can do it, so can you. I promise.

Here’s my newbie guide to indie publishing:

To read the rest of the post, click here.


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Karen Woodward: What Kind of Writer Are You? Part Two of Two
  2. The Other Side of the Story: Backmatter: Are You Making the Most of Your Digital Shelf Space?
  3. The Kill Zone: Five Key Ingredients to Nurture a Story
  4. The Ten Best Tips and Tools from #PublishWise, our Author Platform Event |
  5. Finished my novel… where do I find the next idea? | Nail Your Novel
  6. How To Write A Blurb For Your Book Or Novel; Writing A Synopsis For Your Query Letter Or Cover Letter
  7. Ebook Pricing: What You Think Your Book Is Worth vs. The Point at Which It Will Make the Most Money | Lindsay Buroker
  8. How to Sell More of Your Fiction Writing Without Selling Your Soul | storyrally
  9. Self-Publishing: 6 Valuable Lessons I Learned Between Book #1 & #2 | Molly Greene: Writer
  10. RT @CSLakin: Learn how to write great plots! #writers #amwriting #pubtip
  11. Publishing's Subtler Inflection Points - Porter Anderson
  12. The Other Side of the Story: Revealing a Character's Past Without Falling Into Backstory
  13. Writer Unboxed » Dealing with Setbacks - Read Writer’s response to a professional setback:
  14. 3 Ways to Boost Your Lead Generation With Social Media Social Media Examiner
  15. A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Fisking Donald Maass
  16. Self-Publishing Mistakes | Elizabeth Spann Craig
  17. A Newbie’s Guide to Self-Publishing — Guest: Julie Musil | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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