Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • July 5, 2016
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This week political turmoil continues in and out of the publishing world.
As the political turmoil going on in the UK continues, publishing professionals are worrying. As the UK has voted to leave the EU, the publishing world is left wondering what will happen to their royalty rates as the pound continues to drop:
The Classic Blunder
Agent Janet Reid has written an interesting Blog post on Agents as Publishers. You should be very careful as these agents break the A.A.R. (Association of Author Representatives) rules. (If they ever belonged in the first place.)
Rachel Thompson has been working with authors for a while now and recently she sat down and figured out the secret to success. Authors already know it. But do they DO it?
Ruth Harris has written a great article on First Chapter Blues. It is a must read. Just when you think of the old maxim of throw out your first chapter… Ruth comes along and offers some great advice.
The movie Me Before You generated lots of protests around the world about the portrayal of disabilities in books and films. I never commented because I feel there are far better writers living this reality that would say why they object far better than me. And so here is an excellent guest post from Steven Spohn on Chucks Blog. I do urge all writers to read it.
Over the years I have shared some amazing articles on the craft of writing. Today I read an article on rejections that turned everything upside down in my head. Just WOW.
Take some time to read this from LitHub.
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
There are classic tropes and classic lines and classic blunders. Every writer hopes that they can come up with a classic line rather than a classic blunder. If you love the classic movie The Princess Bride here are 15 quotes that explain the writers life.
If you haven’t seen the movie…. That is a classic blunder… like starting a land war in Asia.
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.