The Thursday Five: Marketing (June 20)

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Building Your Author Platform #5: Facebook
(#4: Goodreads, #3: Amazon Author Pages, #2: Twitter, #1: Developing Your Writing Blog)
from Tony Riches at The Writing Desk

6 Reasons Google+ Beats Facebook for Author Platform Building
from Marcy Kennedy at Jane Friedman
How Authors Can Connect with Readers Via a Google+ Hangout
from Cynthia Leitich Smith at Cynsations

How To Find Readers For Your Blog
from Molly Greene at Molly Greene: Writer

Why Email Marketing Benefits Your Book’s Sales
from Doris at Savvy Writers & e-Books Online

Dear Lovely Author (Truths About Marketing You Need to Know)
from Helen Moffett at Books LIVE

Bonus Anecdote:

The Art Of Marketing from Sulci Collective

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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 Daily Five: Thursday

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Five Freelancing Tools That Improve Writing
From David at About Freelance

Five Realizations that Helped Me Write Regularly
From Joel Gascoigne at Lifehacker

How To Self-Publish Your Novel on the Amazon Kindle
From Eric Griffith at PC Mag

The Five Stages Of Grief Following The Publication Of One’s First Book
From Misha Angrist at The Awl

Readmill Looks to Connect Authors, Publishers and Readers
From Ben Rooney at The Wall Street Journal
Direct link to Readmill