Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • February 21, 2017
Published in News • 15 comments
There is always an abundance of writing help on the internet. But is what we find, what we really need to hear?
If not, what exactly should we be asking to promote our writing career? What is the information that we really need to hear? Is it different for indie vs. traditional writers? And what about writer personalities? Does this cause a unique set of needs for each writer?
This week I have been thinking about expectations. This was sparked by Kris Rusch’s excellent blog post on the Indie and the Bestseller. Do you even know what questions to ask for your writing career or are you asking the wrong people? This applies to both Indies and Traditional published people.
Kelly Van Sant has an interesting blog post on Pub Crawl about what previously published means to an agent. She explains her reasons on why she doesn’t take on manuscripts from Wattpad. Read the comments for other schools of thought on this.
Do you have a media kit? What is in it? Joel Friedlander has an excellent article from Joan Stewart on what things make your media kit stand out. Dressing up your Media Kit.
The Winter SCBWI conference has just wrapped up in New York and if you are interested in children’s books you need to check out the conference blog. They have a team of writers live blogging the whole event so it is chock full of interesting bits and pieces.
Tahlia Newland has been looking at audio companies. She has a comparison about who is best and why you should choose them for your audio book production.
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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.