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

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 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

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 Thursday Five: Social Media/Marketing (April 11)

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Making a Social Media Marketing Calendar
from Victoria Grefer at Creative Writing with the Crimson League

The Discoverability Challenge: With More Authors Self-Publishing Each Year, How Will Your Book Get Noticed?
from Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

E-Publishing – Don’t Give Up!
from Sally Jenkins at Nick Daws’ Writing Blog

How to Write, Publish and Market Your Book
from Patricia Redsicker at Social Media Examiner

Promoting Your Kobo Books
from Maia Sepp at Kobo Writing Life

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

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (April 3)

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The Future of Reading and Writing: Book Experts Weigh In
from Tina Plottel at Mercury News: Entertainment

What Editors and Publishers Look for in Authors
from Stephanie Karpinske at Writing Belle: The Art of Storytelling

When Self-Publishing is Just Screaming Into the Void
from Chuck Wendig at TerribleMinds

Cover Art
from Joe Konrath at A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

BiblioCrunch, WattPad Connect Authors with Readers
from Mercy Pilkington at Good E-Reader

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (March 27)

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Guy Kawasaki on the Benefits of Self-Publishing
from Chris Crum at WebProNews

A How-To Guide for Self-Publishing
from Alexandra Cain at Newcastle Herald

The Future of Publishing: Asking Ksenia Anske
from Johann Thorsson at Book Riot

Deadlines Drive the Publishing Business
from Terry Whalin at The Writing Life

E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup, March 21, 2013
from Julie Keck at MediaShift

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