Sitting in an In Print writer’s group meeting this afternoon, I heard our speaker Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites talked about marketing. One of the sites he referred to included this article about moderation.
Practicing Moderation with Your Marketing (and Why It Matters) | Social Media Today
Bookseller‘s author survey has some interesting findings about traditional publishing. They provide another reason to give serious thought to self-publishing before deciding which route to take.
Authors call for better communication with publishers | The Bookseller
Did the Oscars — and all the other recent movie awards — inspire you to finish the screenplay that’s been buried in your hard drive for a while? Well, first ask yourself, “What’s my logline?”
I heard of loglines from Laurie Scheer at the Madison Writers Institute a few years ago. If you want to pitch a story, you’ll need one of these.
Movie Loglines Don’t Tease. They Tell. – Script Magazine
At nearly every session with the editors and agents at Love Is Murder*, somebody said, “This is business.” Well, it’s business if you want to make money from your writing. If you do, you may be able to use some of these tips when you market yourself and your work.
A Glimpse Behind the Cogs of a Strategic Marketing Plan | Eliza Koch | LinkedIn
*mystery writers conference in Chicago
Here’s a reality check that’s both accurate and encouraging.
On Writing With A Day Job, and Expectations Vs. Reality
Have you ever examined your writing goals with an eye to the same categories you use to examine a novel? This post helps you do that.
How Are You Going To Succeed As a Writer? | Storyfix.com
If your book cover is your label, then this advice is for you. Whether you design your own or your publisher designs it for you, think about these tips when you look at your options.
FUNDAMENTALS OF STRONG LABEL DESIGN – DON’T SCREW IT UP! | Dewey Weddington | LinkedIn
If you’re an indie author, here’s a NYT’s article that’s worth reading.
For the Indie Writers of Amazon, It’s Publish or Perish – NYTimes.com
I haven’t checked out these publishers, but I thought I would pass on the information.
10 Small Press Publishers Seeking Manuscripts from… | Writing Career
If you decide to publish independently, you may opt to hire a publicist or someone else to help you draw attention to your website. Here are some things you’ll want to know before contracting with anyone. Of course, check with your lawyer, too.
10 Questions to Ask When Hiring an SEO Consultant