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

Friday 5: Social Media

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Authors: Meet Your New Friend Pinterest
From Tanja Thuesen at Media Tapper

14 Bloggers Share 14 Awesome Tips For Using Google+
From Srinivas Rao guest-blogging at SocialMouths

10 Important Tips for Google+ Beginners
From Michelle Marie on Google+

Who needs publishers when you can pitch a book on social media?
From Russell Smith at The Globe and Mail

Why Authors Need Marketing Skills – Lots of Them
From Savvy Writers & e-Books Online
(and Free PR for writers)