background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Compendium of material about collaborating for feedback and ideas then publishing yourself or getting published.

Reading Writing Publishing Tools & Resources. About self publishing. Log into Facebook. Content curation book. Free Books: The Dilemma. By Jana Oliver, @crazyauthorgirlPart of the Indie Authors Series My blog post this month came from a chance encounter on Facebook, that source of profound conversations, and cat videos.

Free Books: The Dilemma

The topic was indie authors giving away their books for free, or at a greatly reduced price, like 99 cents. The poster urged her fellow authors to hold the line, to not hand over one's work for little or nothing. She felt that by doing so we were devaluing our creativity, that we don’t think our books are worth the time, effort and tears we put into them. She further argued that top-selling authors don’t discount their books and readers still buy them. Collaborative Editors. 19 Self-editing Tips. Help!

19 Self-editing Tips

Now that I’ve published my first novel, To Hunt a Sub, I can say from experience that writing it and editing it took equally long periods of time (and marketing is just as involved). After finishing the final rough draft (yeah, sure) and before emailing it to an editor, I wanted it as clean possible. I searched through a wide collection of self-editing books like these: The Novel Writer’s Toolkit by Bob Mayer.

101 Absolutely Free Tools to Grow Your Online Store. Digital Publishing Platform for Magazines, Catalogs, and more. Taitto. Self-Publishing Houses. Tell Your Story. Writers Groups.

Custom QR Code Generator - Free & Premium plans - Unitag. A Step-by-Step Guide to Build Your Author Website. Your online home is your single most important tool for promoting yourself and your work.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Build Your Author Website

Here’s how to start today and build for tomorrow. Friedman is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest, and just released a 24-lecture series on how to get published with The Great Courses. Read her award-winning blog for writers at Follow her @JaneFriedman. An author website is your most critical tool for book promotion and long-term platform development. If you depend on social networking to take the place of an author website, this is a terrible strategic move. Top Ten List - Digital Marketing Resources. I don’t know about you, but we love great digital marketing content and useful top 10 lists.

Top Ten List - Digital Marketing Resources

That got us thinking, why not create a top ten list of our most popular digital marketing resources? So we pulled up our analytics, crunched the numbers and made it happen. This list should save you time searching through our ample resource library for the best content we have to offer. Here are our top 10 most popular resources digital marketers and analysts have been engaging with over the last six months.

Enjoy! 1. Digital Short Story. Lizenzfreie Bilder kostenlos - die 30 besten Quellen. Sharing Communities. Writing Markets. Publishing. LitLift - A FREE online novel and story writing application. Literary Journals. 20 Incredibly Rare Author Interviews Unearthed. Readers often love to see into the minds of the authors who have penned their favorite books, but sometimes, doing so is next to impossible.

20 Incredibly Rare Author Interviews Unearthed

There are a variety of reasons why it might be difficult to track down an author interview: the writers in question only offered interviews along the same general frequency as Halley's Comet, or they typically pop up in different media, or some even lose the footage over time. But despite these struggles, the following reads, listens, and watches all earned consideration. Some of these prove far more available than others, of course, but each one stands as a lovely look into a powerful, creative mind. Yes, even the ones who tend to communicate in itty-bitty quips. Pope John Paul II in Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Sep. 19, 1995Pope John Paul II proved a prolific writer in his lifetime, with plenty of books, letters, and essays to his name, but men in his political and religious position rarely entertain the time for interviews.

Writing sites. Dear teacher: copyright concerns you — copyright untangled. Publishing and editing. Literary journals/blogs. CreateSpace: Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD. Indie Publishing Paths: What’s Your Distribution Plan? Part Two. By Jami Gold, @JamiGoldPart of the Indie Authors Series As we’ve been discussing over the past couple of months, there’s no “one right way” to be successful as an indie author.

Indie Publishing Paths: What’s Your Distribution Plan? Part Two

We have many options to consider as we indie publish, and many of those paths can lead us to success. So how do we find the right path for us? Like we explored at the beginning of this series, we need to figure out what our goals and priorities are. Then once we’re ready to put our book up for sale, we need to think like a business person and decide on the where, the when, and the how much. Option 1: Sell direct on our website. Last month, I covered Option 1 and Option 2, and today we’ll continue with Option 3 and Option 4.

Option 3: Sell Direct through Retailers. 12 sites that will teach you coding for free. There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks.

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

That’s not exactly the case today. Book Week 2015. Lulu - Online Self Publishing Book & eBook Company. Blurb. Useless Book Club. A blog is one of the best ways for an unknown writer to build their readership.

Useless Book Club

Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is another powerful tool, but it’s best used on the side. This comes from my personal experience. I’ve spent days hitting multiple Google+ communities with millions of members each, sending links and introductions to my… More Tip #12: How To Get More Readers. Cover creators. How to write a book – the short honest truth. Every author I know gets asked the same question: How do you write a book?

How to write a book – the short honest truth

It’s a simple question, but it causes unexpected problems. On the one hand, it’s nice to have people interested in something I do. If I told people I fixed toasters for a living, I doubt I’d get many inquires. People are curious about writing and that’s cool and flattering. Rock on. Top Online Writing Resource - The Pinch. Sewanee Review. Cumberland River Review. The Life Archives - Grist. Publishing Links. Papyrusly Free eBooks. Cover creators. Book Creators. 45+ Websites that will Pay You to Write. Two years ago, I compiled and published a list of 30+ websites that pay people to contribute articles.

45+ Websites that will Pay You to Write

Demand for this list was extremely high and the post eventually became really popular to the extent that it has now been viewed over 70,000 times. I’ve gotten a lot of feedback since writing that post – as well as requests for more categories. Most of the blogs featured in the last edition were in the design category, so I have decided to compile a new list containing 45+ entirely new websites and magazines that will pay you to write content for them. Payment ranges from $40 – $1,000+ and I also indicate whether payment details were confirmed on the website. Most of the sites featured will pay you upon publication or acceptance of your article. If you want to get paid to write articles online, you’ll find this list invaluable. 45+ more websites that pay you to contribute an article, instantly #1. Write Better, Get Published, Be Creative. Media and internet. FAQs. Storylining: the best-kept secret of brand & business storytelling.

Self-Publishing. Wordpress. Bestseller Society - a Writers Conference in a Box. Web Design & Book Marketing. Members of the Best Seller Society are authors just like you. They may be just starting out in the writing world or they may be multi-published authors with books at every major bookstore in America.

They know a secret. Without an online platform, they have no chance to write a best seller. Most author communities give you a treasure map, hoping you’ll find your online platform. We think that wastes a lot of time that could be spent doing things like writing. But there’s only so much we can do. The Best Seller Society is a private community of authors who want to become expert marketers. CreateSpace: Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD. How to Self Publish a Book. IngramSparkSM has simplified the complex process of publishing books and distributing content around the world into a single, easy-to-use platform. Input your contact details Input your title ISBN Upload your title metadata Input title usage list price and territory rights Upload your ebook (EPUB-reflowable only--interior + JPEG cover) and/or print (PDF x 2) files Provide your US, UK, EU, CA or AU bank or PayPal account information so we can compensate you on retail sales You're ready to publish with IngramSpark!

If you are ready, sign up here. Manage your printing and shipping around the world from a single place. Lorem Ipsum: Nifty new hypertext/Interactive Fiction authoring system. I recently encountered a cool system called Undum for creating hypertext stories, semi-interactive text-based games, and Interactive Fiction. On the plus side, it looks gorgeous, it does nifty smooth fades and highlights, and at the end of a reading/play session, the reader/player has a transcript that reads like a story.

On the minus side, it appears to require a certain amount of JavaScript coding (and some HTML and some CSS) if you want to write an Undum story, which may scare off less technical authors. Writing group and online writing workshop for serious writers. How to Publish. Blue Ash Publishing. Beacon — Crowdfunding Journalism. Publishers A - E. Publishers E - N. Publishers O - Z.

Publishing Tools. Publishing tips. Publishing Books. Publishing online. Publishing. Publishers. Publishing. What do editors usually know about publishing that writers do not know? Business of Self-Publishing. Media, Publishing and Journalism. Digital Publishing Tools. Content Publishing. Visuals. Marketing. How to self-publish an ebook. Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know. Note to readers: I originally published the article back in 2008 and have updated it a few times, most recently on June 13, 2012.

This article primarily addresses self-publishing a print book, though many of the tips apply to e-books as well. For specific information about publishing an e-book, see my companion article, "How to self-publish an ebook. " Self-Publishing Resources. In March 2011, I finally decided to self publish (some) of my future novels. Self-Publish. Self-published. Self Publishing. Self Publishing POD services - books n publications. The Past and Future Histories of Books: An Interview with Ted Striphas. Review sites. Artists. Guerilla marketing self publishing. Urban fiction bestseller list. All things communication. Making Money From Writing, Part 1: Short Story Markets. People write for all sorts of reasons, but today we are going to talk about how to make money out of your stories. Whether you write short stories or novels, or anything in between, there are a number of different markets out there.

If you are aiming to make a living from your stories, or at least supplement your income, you should be aware of all of them. Short Story Magazines. Articles. Top 5 Online Resources for Short Story Markets. - Writing Resource & Author Website. Where the Writers Go to Write - Writing.Com. Writers Associations: A List Of Organizations For Writers. Here’s a great list of writers associations and organizations for writers! Many local writers organizations have affiliations with national groups, but some writing groups stand alone within their communities. The Online Writing Community. Writers' Cafe.