Category Archives: Marketing

Tips for Being a Good Guest Blogger

In the whirlwind of promoting your own book, a lot of details can get lost. I’ve noticed that writers who are guest blogging or being interviewed on blogs sometimes miss opportunities to promote themselves and their books. Talk to your … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 3/25/12

Marketing Red Pen of Doom’s Guy Bergstrom on Media Strategy and name recognition. Self-publishing phenom Amanda Hocking: “A lot of authors tend to over market or they don’t take criticisms very well.” Via GalleyCat. Children’s and YA hardcover sales up … Continue reading

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Fan Fiction: What Is It, and Why?

With the success of the barely-disguised Twilight fanfic Fifty Shades of Grey, fan fiction talk is all over the webwaves. Here’s a primer if you’re all ‘huh’?     Fan fiction can happen when fans of a story take over … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 3/11/12

Publishing Scott Turow, author and president of The Author’s Guild. “Yesterday’s report that the Justice Department may be near filing an antitrust lawsuit against five large trade book publishers and Apple is grim news for everyone who cherishes a rich … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 2/26/12

Older article by writer Mary Willis Walker, who talks about her own process with her name, a subject dear to my heart. Self-Promotion Wildly successful crowdfunding effort for stick-figure comic. (via @JonathanGunson on twitter.) Publishing Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of February 12, 2012

Publishing Social media guru Kristen Lamb actually answers the question what publishers should do to stay afloat in the changing world. Literary agent Rachelle Gardner answers that question also. Yet more on the e-pubbing revolution via The Passive Voice and … Continue reading

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Vocal Hygiene for Writers

Ever go to a writer’s convention and lose your voice on the first night at the bar or hospitality suite? How do you schmooze with book people if you sound like Linda Blair in The Exorcist?   Here are some … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of February 5, 2012

Writer Dean Wesley Smith, musing about writerly behavior that confuses him. Comprehensive overview of the seismic changes in publishing on the Author’s Guild blog, via Karen Duvall on twitter. Writers: How to be an indie bookseller’s dream, via Tattered Cover … Continue reading

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Twitterers Whose Handles I Like to See

A friend of mine has a great way of picking movies. If you can’t decide between two movies, toss a coin. Heads it’s The Help, tails it’s The Human Centipede II. Flip the coin, then hold your hand over the … Continue reading

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8 Blogs I Just Can’t Quit

Opening my gmail account only to see blog posts spilling over into the theme picture has encouraged me to cull the billions of blogs I follow. Here are the ones I find myself unable to not follow: jennyhansenauthor.wordpress.com With a … Continue reading

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