Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • April 10, 2017
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Amazon continues to spread its influence across the globe.
It seems that just as the big publishers are moving divisions into different sectors of the world, Amazon mirrors the business move. The Middle East in particular is a plethora of new book opportunity that all sides of publishing are moving in to take up opportunities. What do these moves mean for the smaller publishers there? And what about for self-publishers?
This is the week of the Buy. Amazon bought Souk. Why should the average writer care? Souk
is to the Middle East what Amazon is to the West. Digital books are only 1% of the market. They only have to go into China to get total world domination…
There are rumblings in the universities. Should academics publish their own textbooks? There was an interesting panel debate at London Book Fair on this. Is the traditional academic publishing world finally getting the shake up of self publishing. The days of the $400 text book may be numbered.
James Scott Bell has a great article in Writer Unboxed asking is your writing big enough? You know those sweeping sentences that go on for half a page and your eyes and attention remain riveted to the page, even while you subconsciously know that no editor these days would let a writer ramble on but the writing is soo good and you just can’t help reading on. I have shelves full of writers that were sparing with a full stop but they could sure tell a story. They were prolific and belonged to the pulp school of writing. Anne R Allen wonders if the constant pressure to write and repeat is a good idea. What about those writers who write slowly?
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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.