It is a new year in the publishing world!
With every new year comes change-some for the better, and some not so much. Below our post discusses the publishing worlds plans for improved change this year, as well as industry leader predictions for this new year of publishing. From writing solution tips to major industry changes, the publishing world seems to be off to a good start, especially for self publishing:
Publishing Mobility and Catfish
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This week news that GRR Martin will not be publishing the next book anytime soon had the blogosphere hopping with agitation. Bookriot published an excellent article
about leaving authors to get on with writing in their own time.
Chuck Wendig took this a step further and delivered his first 2016 thought piece on writing.
It is timely advice especially for 2016 writing resolutions….
You have made your writer resolutions for 2016 and you have vowed to commit to writing x amount of words every day (oooh look shiny distraction…) You are going to be faster, better, stronger… (Olympic theme tune.) You are going to rule this writing gig! So below is the reason you drop in to my blog every week…. (Thanks for coming over!)
In the Craft Section,
In the Marketing Section,
Smart readers will realise that my first blog of 2016 is a day late. Excuses: I’m still in holiday mode… I’ve got lots of books still to be read on the holiday reading pile… I should be plotting Book Four in my series… I’m recovering from Christmas/ New Year… still… I’ve got to master all these Book Nerd resolutions!
Onwards to a successful 2016!
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.