Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Blake Atwood

Have you heard of Stephan J. Harper’s interactive iBook Venice Under Glass?

If you have, it’s likely that you’ve heard more about the author than the book itself. After a not-so-stellar review of his book at TidBITS, an Apple news website, Harper went on a commenting rampage, picking apart the reviewer’s opinions piece by piece and rebutting nearly every other commenter on the review. It’s a rant of epic proportions.

After reading through his comments, I can’t tell if he’s serious or if it’s a publicity stunt. Then again, considering the amount of time and effort he’s put into defending his work, it’s likely legitimate, although emotionally charged.

The entire affair is an extreme example of the absolutely worst way to respond to a book review.

The only way to respond to a bad book review…

. . .

Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. How to Make the First Cut in a Writing Contest | The Review Review 
  2. 20 Ways to Increase Your Facebook Likes and Engagement - Jeffbullas's Blog
  3. A Not-So-Classically Trained Writer • Keep Your Characters In Order: How to Make a...
  4. Character Date Ideas #2 | Cheryl Reif Writes
  5. Who's Your Ideal Reader? - Books & Such Literary Management : Books & Such Literary Management
  6. Why Character Names Are the Secret Ingredient to Your Story
  7. Finding Your Beginning in “The End”: Are You a Trustworthy Writer? |
  8. Fiction University: What Makes Your Characters Uncomfortable?
  9. Janet Fitch's 10 Tips That Can Help Any Writer - BookBaby Blog
  10. How do You Use LinkedIn? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Jeffbullas's Blog
  11. Why Marketing Your Book is Like Trying to Lose Weight - The Savvy Book Marketer
  12. Writers: 10 Ways To Stay Sane When You’re On A Deadline - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  13. Janet Fitch's 10 Tips That Can Help Any Writer - BookBaby Blog
  14. Oxford Dictionaries Team Creates a ‘Word of the Year’ Infographic - GalleyCat
  15. 5 Ways Re-Posting Other Bloggers’ Content Rips Them Off | Molly Greene: Writer
  16. Writer Unboxed » The Online Presence That’s a Natural Extension of Who You Are and What You Do. (Is It Just Fantasy?)
  17. What’s The Best Software For Writing Ebooks? - A Brief Introduction - Learn Out Live!
  18. Virtual Book Tour: Syncing Forward • Simpson's Paradox
  19. Mobile - Six Mobile Marketing Predictions for 2015  MarketingProfs Article
  20. Anne R. Allen's Blog: Frazzled, Overwhelmed, Swamped? A Writer's Guide to Mental Health
  21. Braiding Your Book’s Three Parts | Writers In The Storm @BookLaurie 
  22. 5 Reasons to Write the Book You Need to |
  23. Why Is Concept The First Concern In ScreenwritingThe Story Department
  24. How to Build a Targeted Twitter Tribe of 100,000
  25. Teachable Lit | Gifts that Encourage Reading
  26. Janet Reid, Literary Agent: Query Question: Now that I have an agent, what mistakes can I avoid?
Happy running and writing, Kathy 

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