Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • September 5, 2017
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It always amazing for an author to get their book on the NYT bestseller list. That’s why it hurts so much when statistics are rigged and an author loses their chance to be on the list.
By rigging the numbers, authors who were supposed to be on the list get pushed out of their opportunity. Lying about what readers want only hurts the market in the end. It produces a false understanding of what readers want to read. And this hurts not only publishers, but readers too.
Last week I linked to Hugh Howey’s Part One and Two of his excellent mini series of posts on writing insights- written while aboard his boat floating in the Pacific with turtles.. (Not jealous not jealous not jea…) Part Three and Part Four
are just as good.
This week Hollywood Reporter looked at a case going to trial on who actually owns the name Jack Ryan. Was it the Tom Clancy’s estate or the film company or the widow or no one? Can a character name be copyrighted?
Alli – or The Alliance of Independent Authors is gearing up for the next and last 24 hour online fringe conference. Each conference has a theme and the upcoming one is all about author business. This is well worth signing up for … and its free!
Sean Platt has his fingers in many writing pies along with other creative endeavors like the Smarter Artists summit. Here is his ten point plan on how to make a living as an Indie author. Writing an amazing book is not at number one… (When I sit down to write I always hear Sean’s voice saying … First Know Your Why!)
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
Nathan Bransford has been cranking up his blog again on all things writerly. This week he asked Mike Shatzkin about the next horror nightmare for publishing… What if Barnes and Noble closed down….
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.