Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • September 5, 2016
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What’s better than reading in a bookstore? Reading in a bookstore where you can also dine and eat.
B&N just announced they are opening four stores with restaurants, so now we literally never have to leave the store. It’s every reader’s dream! However, some in the community aren’t convinced, including Mike Shatzkin who thinks that the constant changing bookselling model with cause these to be a nuisance rather than enjoyable. Other new remodeling is coming from Digital Book World which is expanding into four separately-controlled conferences into one. As these big changes come to the reading and writing community, the publishing world stands by and waits to see the results:
Digital Book Worlds conference next year has morphed into a four track extravaganza. Each strand is being designed by a separate expert. That’s four mini conferences in one. It looks like an interesting line up. (Having programmed multi track conferences myself it looks like a lot of work!) The NZSA has a writers forum weekend coming up. The programme highlights look very familiar. (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.)
Staying with Digital Book World… They have an interesting article on audiobooks. Authors can you afford to produce an audiobook? This goes into the nuts and bolts. As always I recommend you read the comments because then you get so much more information.
If you like filling your ears with interesting content then check out the SPA Girls podcast. These romance writers host a 30 minute podcast every week on Self Publishing. They recently attended NZRWA and talk about what it was like learning from screenwriting guru Michael Hauge.
Garry Rogers has an interesting blog for writers who want to get their crime details right. He recently decided to ask his best selling guests about the tipping point in their respective careers. This is a
fascinating series of mini interviews.
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
Jane Friedman has an interesting interview with Sage Cohen about her new book Fierce On The Page. Sage has some great thoughts on giving yourself permission to write and what a fierce writer really means.
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.