Saturday, August 22, 2015

S.D. Skye's Hell or High Water 365-Day Blogathon Day 70 -- Hot Links Saturday

Hot Links Saturday -- Week's Top 5 Publishing Links

5 Things All Authors Must Know About Book Publishing in the Digital Age

Yes. You need to know everything in this article, especially about distribution and getting into bookstores. This is why I recommend authors NOT use services like iUniverse and the like. You need to be able to set your own discount rate and your own return policy if you have any plans to get on bookstore shelves as an indie author. I did it...with one book...before Simon & Schuster came along. Ingram Spark is the way. 

Building Your Author Platform

Every author needs a platform these days. If you're unsure of how to begin building your platform or you need to grow you current audience, these article offers some great tips. 

How a Book Gets Edited (at a Traditional Publisher)

A debut novelist with Holt discusses the editing process as his traditional publisher.

7 Valuable Insights Every Author Needs to Know

Yes. You should read this if you're an author. Nothing you don't know, but all things you need to constantly keep in mind. 

Why Is the Authors Guild Supporting Publishers Against Amazon—And More Than It Supports Authors?

I thought this was an interesting perspective in the Author Guild's war against Amazon. Who are they REALLY protecting? Read this to find out...

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