This is a good list of software that will help you as a writer. None of it replaces a good human editor, but it will make you look better when you hand the manuscript over!
Welsh indie author Karl Drinkwater shares a handy guide to writing and editing apps to help you self-edit your work and make your self-published book the best
Source: Writing and Editing Tools for Self-publishing Indie Authors
Marketing Approach: Funnel or Circle?
Karon Thackston discusses the idea of authors creating a marketing circle rather than the traditional funnel approach. I have to agree that keeping my readers informed and engaged is a top priority, but easier said than done!
As brick and mortar book stores disappear, how does one “discover” new titles? Once discovered, what motivates the consumer to choose print or digital? Can we really blame Amazon, or are they just at the right place at the right time?
I do have to disagree with one of Mr. Esposito’s conclusions: I write because I have to and would do so even if my books didn’t generate any revenue!
An Industry Pining for Bookstores | The Scholarly Kitchen.
Don’t write-off the local library just yet! The more creative libraries are finding ways to adapt to this new digital ebook world.
Smashwords: How Libraries Can Launch Community Publishing Initiatives with Self-Published Ebooks.
A number of these strategies could be modified to promote books, signing events, special book giveaways…as authors we need to be more creative in marketing ourselves!
10 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote an Event | Social Media Examiner.
I keep reading articles about how ebooks and self-publishing is beginning to level off. According to this article it just isn’t true!
Ebook Self-Publishing Takes Center Stage at San Francisco Writers Conference.
I’m not even close to the most savvy computer person, nor do I understand what someone with one of these job titles actually do, but thought it was interesting reading!
9 job titles changing the face of modern media business | TheMediaBriefing.
The survey results are in! The good news: reading books in print is not as passé as I thought. The bad news: the pleasure I have always experienced from spending hours exploring the shelves of a brick-and-mortar storefront is becoming passé.
Reader survey results – Tools of Change for Publishing.