Thursday, July 10, 2014

Self-publishing News 11 July 2014

Hi - Some more inspirational, helpful and downright challenging stories on the business of self-publishing. Thanks to those contributors below.
Mike Smith
Business Media Services Ltd
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Writing About Writing About Taylor Swift’s Writing
Everyone’s writing about Taylor Swift writing for the Wall Street Journal. Note to readers: Although not strictly about “self-publishing” this highlights virality of internet-based publishing tools.

Self-Publish Like a Pro: Finding an Audience
Nothing diminishes an author’s self-publishing dream quite like watching sales stagnate after a title’s release. An author aggressively promotes the book on social media platforms. Her friends, co-workers, and family members buy copies and write reviews to show support. But within days or weeks of the book launch, the author is hit with the sobering realization that sales have dropped off because no one outside of her immediate social circle is looking for it.

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?
It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing.

5 People You Need on Your Team When You Self-publish a Kids’ Book
It doesn’t quite take a village but you might be surprised at how many people you should have on your team to self-publish a children’s book.

9 Self-Publishing Fiction Writers You Should Follow Today
Smart indie authors learn from each other.  One way to do that is through lots of scrutiny. To become a better writer, read those who write well. To improve your marketing, learn from the people with that skill. It’s likely that there’s already someone who has done what you hope to do.

Breaking the Literary Atrophy
When we hear or read the word atrophy, we tend to think about muscles . . . parts of the body as the definition above suggests. But what about writing? Can't it suffer from atrophy, too?.

Is your book a self-published masterpiece?
The Guardian newspaper UK is running a new self-publishing competition

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