Saturday, November 7, 2015

S.D. Skye's Hell or High Water 365-Day Blogathon Day 141 -- Hot Links Saturday

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

Amazon Opens It's First Brick and Mortar Store

I gotta tell ya...I'm not mad at them. For authors, the layout is a dream. ALL books facing outward (not just the "special" ones) and the reviews right there with the book. AND the ebooks and physical books are the same price, so if you're an ebook reader and you see something in the store, you can order it right on your phone or one of the hundred devices in your purse. Check it out. 

The Hottest Self-Publishing Platform? Twitter!

"Why publish on Twitter? There's low barrier of entry, and it's participatory--you can amplify your story and receive feedback and impressions instantly." Interesting...check it out. 

Urban Fiction, Street Fiction -- How Some Authors are Finding Success in the Genre

It's not a genre that I read, but there certainly may be something to learn in how the market has grown so quickly over the past few years. 


"It really is best to have one particular genre and stick with it and build your brand around it. A focused writer will have a focused readership.” -- Interesting 


I used to be very self-indulgent...now I get it. The market wants what it wants. You want to design the right cover for your genre? Research how it's been done. 



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