Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • August 22, 2017
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You just wrote a book. It’s the best book. Everyone will love it. You can see the awards before you.
But how do you get them? Of course you love your book, but how do you really know if your book is “award” material? And what can you do to guarantee it is?
Pic: Flickr Creative Commons- Rob Schofield
Earlier this week I attended the New Zealand National Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Every year I try to pick the winners and end up with about a 50% strike rate. Book Awards are subjective. What might be your jam could be the judge’s tripe stew. I often think that just making the short list is a major cause for celebration. However it was great to catch up with old friends, celebrate their success in being shortlisted and catch up on gossip.
Joanna Penn has an interesting post from Zsofia Macho of Publish Drive on publishing in other countries. PublishDrive are a service like Draft2Digital but based in Hungary and cover Asia and Europe.
If you are a traveling writer… Daniel Smith has some productivity tips to help you enjoy your travels and still do the work.
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
It’s been a week of highs and lows. Productivity has taken a beating. Sometimes you just need to stare at cat gifs… or you can get creative and come up with a Periodic Table for Villains.
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.