Saturday, August 15, 2015

S.D. Skye's Hell or High Water 365-Day Blogathon -- Day 63 -- Hot Links Saturday

This Week's Top 5 Publishing Link Picks

Lessons Learned While Self Publishing YA 

 These articles always tend to be part advertising for the book BUT there are definitely some good lessons to be learned for publishing in any genre. What she started with that many other authors aren't fortunate enough to have is a MAJOR platform (i.e., MTV). So, take heed. 

The Man Who Discovered Harry Potter

As a huge Harry Potter fan, I couldn't resist sharing this. This is the man who took a chance on an unknown author who ended up selling 450 million books. Umm...certainly worth a listen. 

How YouTube Can Help Self Published Authors Market Their Books

This article is almost counterintuitive to anything I've ever done. I tend to dwell in the shadows both because of my former life AND the fact that I'm a badge-wearing introvert. But for those who like to dibble and dabble with video, this is an interesting article--great marketing tip! 

Kindlepreneurs -- Authors who have taken the publishing world by storm

 This is always a nice little reminder about the possibilities of self publishing -- so many successful authors who caught the wave and are now earning 6 and 7 figures by publishing their own books. Ahhhh... It won't happen for EVERYONE but why not YOU...or ME? Energizing read!!

How to Get Published -- Traditional or Self 

I gear so much of my articles toward self publishing that I forget there are people who still want to go the traditional route. Heck, I might even try it again someday...in the way future. So here's an article that covers both avenues. 

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