Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • November 5, 2018
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Everyone loves a good serial book and they seem to be what to expect coming up.
So what does this mean for self publishing? Should self publishing embrace the trend, or try and move against it? How can self publishers take advantage of subscription opportunities?
It’s All About Language
This week in the publishing blogosphere… I was struck by how many times I was reading important articles about language.
Language as a weapon against bias.
Language as a priviledge.
Language in education.
Which is better- Short capsules of meaning or long explanatory paragraphs?
The ability to use language correctly is a touchstone for the writer.
This week Chuck Wendig was fired from his writing job with Marvel and Star Wars. The reason… they had finally discovered he uses colourful language on Twitter. It has nothing to do with the ongoing Twitter rage and abuse felt by a section of the community over Chuck introducing an LBGTQ character in his Star Wars books apparently.
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
Shannon Hale is an award winning author of a popular series of books – Princess Academy. Here she writes in the Washington Post about the way books are presented to boys and how we unintentionally stop them from reading with the way we introduce books to them. Are we guilty of unconscious gender bias? Changing the language we use around boys and reading could be the magic trick that encourages life long readers.
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.