Advice on Self-Publishing
Things have changed over the last couple of years. Fewer people are asking me “How Do I Publish?” and more are asking “How do I sell?” The only way to answer that question effectively is to send you to my own marketing mentor. You can pop by his blog and read everything he has to say, or go to this great interview to get step by step directions on how to make a living as an indy author:
Now that that’s covered, we can get back to the basics:
Wanna write a book? Here are some Writing Tips
Want to know how I went from Nanowrimo participant to full time novelist? Here’s an interview I did with the delightful (and recent recipient of a contract withe Big Six!) Jennifer Alvarex http://exm.nr/xXRRkK
And here are a few articles I’ve written about my publishing experience (Don’t worry, they’re all short and pithy):
Occupy Amazon.Com How to create a Nano-Novel that Demands Attention
And a couple of articles on the editing process. I learned the hard way. It’s important.
First let’s clearly define what we mean by editing: The Business Rusch
The Curse of the Indies
These are other marketing links. While they hold some value, the real steps to success are in the posts by Blake.
I have two new articles for you. One is all about making the system work for you, it’s called Debunking the Bestseller. You can sum it up by saying “the one with the money wins” but it’s an interesting read.
And this is an interesting read too. Don’t read it if you give up easily or struggle with self-defeating practices when working. The 10 Awful Truths about Book Publishing.
This next one is very good money advice. I don’t approve of two wee parts of it, but otherwise it is super sound advice that writers (or other entrepreneurs) should take to heart. The first bit I don’t agree with is when he says “Marry (or otherwise shack up with) someone sensible with money, who has a real job.” Obviously don’t just shack up! That’s a HUGE mistake emotionally, spiritually, and financially in almost all cases.
And the second problem is when he says use your credit card like cash. Very few people without natural money sense are capable of only spending what they have in their bank when they use their card much less then paying off the total amount for the month. The author wrote this article for people without natural money sense, therefore, pay off the credit card and then CUT IT UP.
Without further ado, good money advice for writers: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2008/02/11/unasked-for-advice-to-writers-about-money/
I hope these answer all of your questions. A lot of time, thought, and prayer have gone into these resources. May they bless the pants off of your publishing journey!