Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • May 7, 2018
Published in Publishing Tips • 2 comments
With The Alliance of Indie Authors Online conference finished for the year, indie authors wonder what is upcoming for self-publishing.
As traditional publishing tries to mimic self-publishing, many wonder where self pub will end up. What are the new genres that are popular this years and can indie conventions help us see the upcoming year for self pub like traditional publisher conventions can?
Leaping The Fence
I try to watch or listen to a podcast a day as part of my own up-skilling in the publishing industry. Joanna Penn’s podcast this week was on The London Bookfair and what’s coming in the future… or next week. Joanna is a futurist and she has been pretty spot on over the last decade. Be aware that publishing always thinks in the long term… so you need to be thinking long term for your career too.
While we are on futurist ideas, this little video crossed my path this week. Drama audiophiles this is for you… Once you watch it… your mind will open up to all sorts of possibilities.
Two authors I have huge respect for are Kris Rusch and Melinda Szymanik.
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
I have recommended Canva every day this week to someone. After the third time I began to take note. All the requests were differently phrased so it wasn’t a hot new problem that needed a Canva solution but just general stuff… and Canva was the best solution. David Gaughran thinks so too. He has a great post on making killer promo graphics in Canva. If you haven’t checked it out- you should… best of all … it’s free.
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.