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 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

The Thursday Five: Marketing (May 2)

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Rooted Marketing: Preplanning Your Marketing as You Write Your Novel
from C.S. Lakin at Live Write Thrive

Book Marketing: Creating Your Author Press Kit
from Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

How to Promote Your Book (Part 2): Book Tours, Publicity, Video Trailers and More
How to Promote Your Book: Press Releases, Media Pitches, and Promotional Materials
from Chuck Sambuchino at Writer’s Digest

Authors: Do You Solicit Reviews? And If So, How?
from D.D. Scott at The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing

How Do You Keep Your Book Sales Momentum Going Over the Months and Years?
from Lindsay Buroker at Lindsay Buroker

Bonus Article:
Top 5 Ways to Start Your Author Platform NOW!
from Rachel Thompson at San Francisco Book Review

The Thursday Five: Marketing (April 25)

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Author Etiquette 101: Do’s and Don’ts for Writers Using Social Media
from Anne R. Allen at Anne R. Allen’s Blog

How Social Media Changed the Dynamic Between Authors and Readers
from Joanne Clancy at Leaders West

Your Author Online Platform and Numbers – Newsletter Subscribers, Speaking Engagements, and Book Sales
from Karen Cioffi at Karen Cioffi Writing and Marketing
Your Author Online Platform and Social Networks – Blog Page Views and Twitter Followers
What Is An Author Platform and How Do You Create It?

Ever Thought About a Virtual Launch Party? Here’s How!
from Pamela S. Meyers at We CAN Market Our Books!

And Then What Happened?: Chapter 3 in My Self-Publishing Diaries
from Julie Gerstenblatt at The Huffington Post: Blog

Bonus Resource:
18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
from Jody Hedlund at Goodreads

Thursday 5: Publishing Your Work

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The Business Rusch: Competition
From Kristine Kathryn Rusch

4 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned From Self-Publishing My First Book
From Zach Davis at Tech Cocktail

Relationship Guru Charles Orlando Helps E-Book Self-Publishers Help Themselves
From Adam Penenberg at Fast Company

Seven things to know about selling books through retail.
From Lessons from the Saddle

Comparison of Major Print On Demand (POD) Services
(actual index linked in post isĀ here)
From Savvy Writers & e-Books Online

Friday 5: Social Media

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What Every Author Ought to Know About Selling Books With Social Media
From Book Cover Cafe

A Little Love From Book Authors for Twitter
From Miller Mosaic, LLC (Social Media Marketing)

The Myth About Being “Liked” (on Facebook)
From Author Marketing Experts, Inc

9 Ways Authors Could Use Google+ to Drum Up Awareness and Sales
From Chris Brogan (on Google+)

5 Ways Writers Can Break Out of the Tired Old Social Media Box
From Copyblogger