Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By:  Wise Ink Creative Publishing

In the wake of self-publishing’s meteoric rise in popularity over the last few years, there have been plenty of misunderstandings about the industry. Let’s tackle five of the most common myths about self-publishing:

Myth #1: Self-publishing is for people who have no talent

What do Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, and Jane Austen all have in common?

Okay, so there are a lot of things: bestselling fiction works, critical acclaim, really cool names. But one you may not have known is that they all decided to self-publish at one point or another. Each had their own reason: Hemingway was an unknown author, Woolf wanted more creative control, Austen’s publisher was taking too long to go to print. For more on famous authors who self-published, check out this post.

Myth #2: Self published = low quality production

It is definitely possible for a writer to proofread their own book, or to make their own cover that showcases their rudimentary Photoshop skills. Some authors choose to go this route, and although it can save some money, most of these books are of a noticeably lower quality than their traditionally published counterparts.

However, many indie presses release books that are indistinguishable from anything out of Penguin Random House, minus the cute orange logo. Just because a book is self-published doesn’t mean that it or the team that assembled it are not professionals.

Myth #3: Self-publishing presses have no standards

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Writing Questions Answered  What’s the difference between self-published and indie-published?
  2. 10 sci-fi novel opening lines that'll take your breath away
  3. Five Myths About Self-Publishing - Where Writers Win
  4. Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Super Strength - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™
  5. Author, Jody Hedlund: Why It's Perfectly Okay Not To Pursue Publication
  6. Writing Short Stories? Don’t Make These 4 Submission Mistakes
  7. When You Know It’s Time to Move On - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  8. Rhyming Poetry: DOs, DON’Ts, And DEFINITIONS - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  9. Does it serve the book? Killing your darlings is a mark of writing maturity | Nail Your Novel
  10. Authors: 50 Fabulous Ways To Kickstart Publicity | Molly Greene: Writer
  11. How to Deflate a Bully - Martha Alderson
  12. 5 Simple Steps to Marketing your Blog's Content with Social Media
  13. How to Start a Pinterest Board That Succeeds | Social Media Examiner
  14. 6 Ways to Make Your Branding on Facebook NOT Suck!
  15. 7 Effective Tips To Grow Your Social Media Presence The Right Way : @ProBlogger
  16. Dropcards for e-Books: Digital Downloads with a Difference by Shelley Sturgeon — The Book Designer
  17. Quit Being A Commodity: How To Get Visibility And Stand Out
  18. The Top 3 Excuses for Not Chasing Your Dream
  19. How the WordPress Philosophy Can Help You Write a Masterpiece
  20. What Are Pinch Points? And How Can They Make Your Book Easier to Write? - Helping Writers Become Authors
  21. The Book Deal: A Publishing Blog for Writers and Book People » Blog Archive » Toni Morrison: Write, Erase, Do it over
  22. Who We Are and Why We Do What We Do: An Author’s Explanation – Kobo Writing Life
  23. Self-Editing for Authors—Getting Rid of the Aww and the Awe | women's fiction writers
  24. How to Be a Better Hooker (in Writing!) — Guest: @MaryBuckham | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  25. Expert Tips for Blogging Success - How to Blog a Book -
  26. The Creative Penn Blog: Helping you write, publish and market your book | The Creative Penn
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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