Monday, July 27, 2009

Publishing, Writing, and Marketing

Rachelle Gardner wrote about the journey through the publishing process From Proposal to Publication: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, and Part Five.

Maggie Dana wrote about How Book Design Affects Readability.

Jessica Faust write about typical word counts for various genre and I Stop Reading Your Query When...

Editorial Anonymous wrote how to tell whether a manuscript will be acquired.

Jane Friedman wrote How to Prevent Reader Boredom in Your Novel (Plot-Protagonist Secret #1).

Twitter 101 for Businesses is a guide to help people use Twitter effectively to reach people about your book, etc.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Writing and Promotion

Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen wrote 17 Reasons Book Manuscripts are Rejected.

Susan K. Perry wrote 11 Types of Bad Writing Advice: Rotten writing advice gets in the way of creativity & success.

International Thrill Writers website has several posts by debut authors on how to get published and lessons learn once published.

Victoria Strauss wrote Authorfail: When Authors Attack.

Janet Kobobel Grant wrote How Covers Can Go Wrong and What to Do About It.

Eric wrote Book Sales Demystified.

Jessica Faust wrote about what agents/editors mean when they say they're looking for a unique or different book.

Rachelle Gardner wrote 10 Things Editors Look for in Nonfiction.

Thomas Umstattd wrote 6 Things Readers Want from Your Author Website and How to Avoid Lame Author Portraits.

An article on Microgeist discusses 10 Crucial Basics For Driving Blog Traffic.

Tim Ferriss gives 8 Blogging Tips.

And, if you want to know how Twitter users get icons into their tweets, go to TwitterKeys.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Writing, Revising, and Marketing

Rachelle Gardner gave advice on creating your Elevator Pitch.

Jennifer Fulwiler wrote How to Build Traffic on Your Blog, Part 2

Alan Rinzler wrote Choosing a freelance editor: What you need to know.

On Hatrack, we're discussing articles and such on medical research that might help with writing a Sci-Fi story.