Saturday, September 19, 2015

S.D. Skye's Hell or High Water 365-Day Blogathon Day 98 -- Hot Links Saturday

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

What I learned from Self Publishing

Very good article that says a lot of the same stuff other articles do but we need constant reminders. And YES to everything said. 

Lessons on Self Publishing from a NY Times Bestseller

More YES to it all. Interesting story...sounds a lot like mine minus the NY Bestseller part. :) (We must keep our senses of humor about these things.) 

What Your Favorite Book Genre Says About Your Personality 

Don't know if reading and writing both apply, but interesting insights, nonetheless. Mystery/Thriller and Romance for me...probably some truth. Although I wonder what it says about me that I read and write in both genres. I think it says I'm nuts. 

How do you determine how much an ebook should cost?

Interesting insights. Worth the read. 

Dear Self Published Author, Please do not Publish Four Books a Year 

Can I just call bullshit on this right now? So as not to leave any doubt about where I stand on the issue. I'd like to write an article titled "Stay in Your Lane and Quit Worrying about What or How Often Other Authors Write." How about that???  

What I can't stand in this industry are these over-privileged literary snobs who look down from their lofty perches on high and crap on other authors' work. If you don't like it, don't read it. Don't tell them how to time their publishing or put food on the table in their homes. 

If you CAN write four books a year,  by golly you should. If you have the machine to self-publish four books a year--go for it.  I would go nuts taking 2 or 3 years to finish one book. Two books a year is what it takes to keep me in a good writing rhythm and allows me to release my creativity and continuously get interested in new ideas. But if I was doing it full time, 4 would not be out of the question...because I have that kind of work ethic. Four of my hours working on a book are very different from 4 of another author's hours, and the author of this article doesn't take that into account. We are not the same. We have different rhythms, different work ethic, different talent levels. 

Those who can should. Those who can't shouldn't.  

Dear Self Published Author -- Do YOU!

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