Tuesday, May 7, 2013

10 Useful Articles and Information for Writers [List]

 Here are some interesting articles I've found while wandering the web that other authors might find useful

The Author With the Biggest Mailing List Wins via David Gaughran - Excellent article on why every author needs a mailing list, and how to use it

9 ways Big Publishing is like Big Pharma via Huffington Post - How the traditional publishing industry exploits its product

Female Science Fiction Author Reading List via Scififanletter - Comprehensive list of female scifi writers

9 Marketing Tips From A Writer Who Hates Marketing! via Jamie Sheffield - An interesting strategy of easy ways to market

Ten ways self-publishing has changed the books via The Guardian - How independent publishers have changed the publishing industry

Neal Stephenson Talks About Video Games, The Metaverse, And His New Book, REAMDE via Forbes - Fascinating interview with an author on the forefront of the writing revolution

Stephen King fan publishes Shining's Jack Torrance's novel via Guardian - "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy..."

Kindle Books: Does Low Price Mean Low Quality? via Reno Charlton - How pricing your book too low can be worse than pricing it too high.

Kindle Pricing Strategies: How to Price Your eBook for Maximum Success via The Future of Ink - Speaking of which, ways to price your book to boost sales.

Why social media isn't the magic bullet for self-epublished authors via the Guardian - Why Twitter and Facebook won't turn you into a bestseller

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  1. I guess I already have a mailing list, although I've only used it once.
    And I knew there was a reason I'm not on Facebook.
    Thanks for the links!

  2. There's a lot of advice out there and unfortunately a lot of it conflicts with each other.


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