The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (October 2)

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DIY Book Publishing: Is It Worth It To Self-Publish?
from Michelle Alerte at MadameNoire

Make Sure Your Book Is Ready
from Rachel Kent at Books & Such Literary Agency

Query Letters That Come With Apologies
from Sally Apokedak at Sally Apokedak: Literary Agent

You Cannot Always Blame The “Publisher” For Your Bad Sales
from Scott Eagan at Babbles from Scott Eagan

If You Build It, They Will Come: Letting Agents Come To You
from Michael Poore at Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide To Literary Agents Blog

Resource: How to Find a Literary Agent at Writers & Artists

Resource: QueryTracker

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The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (June 19)

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Note: The Daily Word does not take the stance that one type of publishing is superior or inferior to any other. Many Wednesdays the majority of The Daily Five is devoted to self-publishing, but only because indie publishing is so popular right now; there is more fresh content on self-publishing (versus traditional publishing) to choose from. We do attempt to split the day’s content equally between both publishing avenues. 

Publishing Strategies: Traditional Publishing
from Lauren at Writing Gooder

How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start to Finish (PART I)
from Catherine Ryan Howard at Catherine, Caffeinated

Self-Publishing My First Book: Lessons Learned
from Jeanette Jones at simplybusinessresearch

Designing Your Book Cover Series: Part 1
from Michael N. Marcus at Author Mingle

Should You Blog Your Novel?
from Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

Publishing Resources

Your Guide to Self-Publishing from Christian Cawley at MakeUseOf

Everything I Know About Self-Publishing from Gayle Laakmann McDowell at Hackpad

Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents Blog from Chuck Sambuchino at Writer’s Digest

Tales of Rejection from Annie England Noblin

The Wednesday Double Five: Publishing Process (June 12)

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Infographic: 5 Key Book Publishing Paths
from Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader

7 Things to Understand Before Traditionally Publishing Your Book
from Nina Amir at How to Blog a Book

5 Best Blogs on How to Write a Query Letter
from Lauren Sapala at Lauren Sapala

6 Things to Consider Before Signing With a Traditional Publisher
from Biff Barnes at Stories to Tell

Six Steps of Self-Publishing
from Libby Fischer Hellmann at Libby Fischer Hellmann

Red Flags to Heed When Seeking Self-Publishing Providers
from Stacey Aaronson at Project Eve

Escaping Stockholm
from Judith Tarr at The Essential Kit

Former Denver Post Journalist on How to Self Publish a Book
from Linda Rubright at The Delicious Day

Self Publishing AND Traditional Publishing?
from Jesse Storimer at Jesse Storimer

New Adult Fiction: The Next Big Thing in Publishing?
from Writer’s Relief Staff at Writer’s Relief

Bonus Resource:
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (May 1)

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The New Era of Self-Publishing
from Allison Winn Scotch at Writer Unboxed

Twelve Things I Learned by Publishing via Amazon
from Rhystate at Authorpreneur Magazine

The 4 Best Strategies for Savvy Self-Publishers
from Brian A. Klems at Writer’s Digest

How to Pitch Your Book Idea to Publishers
from Doris at Savvy Writers & e-Books Online

5 Secrets For Getting A Literary Agent To Read Your Query
from Staff at Writer’s Relief

Bonus Cautionary Article:
ALLi Watchdog: Agent Assisted Self Publishing
from How to Successfully Self-Publish

Bonus Funny:
When I try to explain how publishing works to my family
from Writer’s Relief Tumblr

Bonus Oldies:
10 Steps to a Great Pitch!
from Kevin Hanrahan at his site

17 Things Self-Publishers Need to Know about Book Design
from Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer

15 Common Mistakes Found in Query Letters
from Mike Wells at The Green Water Blog

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (April 24)

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Seven Lessons Reluctantly Learned from Publishing My First Book
from Noelle Sterne at Funds for Writers

Market Sizzles for Debut Authors
from Alan Rinzler at The Book Deal: An Inside View of Publishing

Eisler on Digital Denial
from Joe Konrath at A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

6 Reasons Authors Still Want Publishers
from Rachelle Gardner at Books & Such Literary Agency

Branding in Publishing
from Elizabeth Baines at FictionBitch

(Wonderful) Bonus Resource:
How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors
from Jane Friedman at Jane Friedman

Bonus Warning to Authors:
Lazy Literary Agents In Self-Publishing Money Grab via Argo Navis
from David Gaughran at Let’s Get Digital

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (April 17)

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Self-Publishing is the Blah Blah and Floo-Dee-Doo and Poop Noise
“Indie First?” What is Best in Publishing?
from Chuck Wendig at terribleminds

5 Tips for Self-Published Authors to Maximize Rights and Licensing Deals
from Hannah Sheppard at Publishing Perspectives

What’s the Problem with Self-Publishing?
from Josh Hadro at Library Journal

Busting Publishing Myths
from Rachelle Gardner at her blog

Self Publishing Video Tutorials
from Jason Boog at GalleyCat

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (April 10)

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Note to Subscribers: Please forgive us for the barrage of posts you may have received today. It was unintended and will not happen again. 

Self-Publishing Tips Offered For the Family Historian
from Trent Toone at Deseret News

The Business Rusch: The Logic Behind Self Publishing
from Kristine Kathryn Rusch at her blog

Book Experts Weigh in On the Publishing Industry’s Revolution
from The Washington Post: Lifestyle

Book Publishing 101: What Publishers Are Looking For
from Laura Duane at The Daily Muse

The New World of Publishing: The Assumption of Agents
from Dean Wesley Smith at his blog

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