This Week on Books Direct – 29 September 2013

This Week on Books Direct –
29 September 2013
Here’s a list of the articles you may have missed this week:
“Blogging” – Brought to you by Bundle of the Week.
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One of the biggest challenges an author faces these days is the title. Those words are often the first thing a buyer knows about the book.
“Say What?” – Article by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones for Idea Creations Press.
What you say in your writing reflects not only the character’s thoughts but the tone of your book.
“Who’s Afraid to Market Their Book?” – Article by Bianca Sloane.
Tips for promoting your book when you have no idea where to start (or are too scared).
“Examining Wattpad” – Article by Katherine for BookPromotion.com.
Wattpad is one of the few sites where it is totally acceptable to talk about your book and writing more than anything else. In other words, for many authors and other book pros, this may be the most comfortable place to dip your toe into social media marketing.
“How to Publish and Profit” – Article by Christine Nolfi.
The frenetic pace of modern life makes following one’s muse a difficult task. Distractions abound. The tedium of everyday chores bogs you down. Here are a few tips to nurture your creative soul and ensure you continue to thrive in your career.
“The Eccentric Habits Of 13 Classic Writers” – Article by Rachel Hodin for Thought Catalog.
Here are the eccentric habits of 13 classic writers, excerpted from the book Odd Type Writers.
Even our favorite authors sometimes write a book we don’t love. They can even write books that we actively dislike. And it feels terrible. These are the emotions you can expect.
“How to Keep A Library Of (Physical) Books” – Article by Ryan Holiday for Thought Catalog.
Ryan shares some tips on keeping and maintaining your own library.
“How to Edit Your Own Work Before You Self-Publish Your Book” – Article by Derbhile Dromey for The Alliance of Independent Authors.
Whether or not your budget will stretch to a professional proofreader or copy editor, writing coach Derbhile Dromey’s down-to-earth advice will help you make your self-published book the best it can be before you hit the “publish” button.
“Guest Post by David Haywood Young” for A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing.
David shares his writing and marketing plans for the next year.
“New Smashwords Survey Helps Authors Sell More eBooks” – Article by Mark Coker for Smashwords.
Read the results of a survey designed to identify potential factors that could help authors sell more ebooks.
“Self- vs. Traditional Publishing: Part 2” – Article by Cheryl Carpinello.
Self-publishing? E-publishing? Whether by yourself or with the help of a publisher, here’s some of the facts from Cheryl’s hands-on experience with both.
Who will join the Austens and Dickenses and Faulkners and Joyces of the world in the hallowed spaces of the collective literary conscience? Which contemporary authors will still be read and revered in a century’s time? Book Riot contributors pick the 10 authors most likely to be read and revered 100 years from now.
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