Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • May 30, 2017
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People are bummed out about the cut in NY Times bestseller lists. So naturally Amazon stepped in to fill that void.
But are these new lists good things or bad things? Can we measure them up to the same standards as the NY Times lists? To figure out the value of these lists we need to find out how they are measured and what exactly they are measuring.
Shiny New Author Toys
What more can Amazon come up with to change the publishing landscape? (I hear you whimpering.) The Kindle, Subscription reading, CreateSpace, Audible, GoodReads… Taaa Daa…. Amazon Charts. No more wondering what book is the biggest seller… No more wondering if anybody has even read the bestseller or if the publisher bought the slot. Now every Wednesday you can find out… and that’s not all everyone in publishing is talking about. Porter Anderson takes a look at the first list.
Reedsy has published a white paper where they examine the take up of editorial freelancers to Traditional Publishers. With everyone outsourcing for editing, design, formatting, proofing etc, in publishing, is everyone on a level playing field?
Along with The Creative Penn podcast I like to drop in to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Marketing podcast. This week, the team were the interviewees. This was a great listen on what they are all individually doing to market their work. (After all they’ve learned from their guests….)
If you are wondering about how you can get the word out about your book… Check out The Book Blogger List… It is an amazing resource of who’s who in the Book Blog review world.
How to form an Indie Collective (There she goes again… Seriously, why wouldn’t you?) Take a look at all the different ways you can use each others expertise.
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About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.