The week in publishing (April 8 through April 14)

Posted By on April 16, 2013

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views:

From The Guardian: Ten ways self-publishing has changed the books world
After a boom year in self-publishing the headlines are getting a little predictable. Most feature a doughty author who quickly builds demand for her work and is rewarded with a large contract from the traditional industry. But in our rush to admire, there’s a risk we overlook the wider cultural significance of what is going on.

From Self-Publishing Resources: Goals—why you need them before self-publishing
I read somewhere that life is a journey, and like for any trip, an itinerary can be very helpful. The same is true for your self-publishing venture. Time and again, it has been proven that those who take the time to think through and write down the desired results in terms of specific steps are the people who achieve success.

From Self-Publishing Resources: Hashtags on Twitter—how to create your own
Twitter hashtags (#) are used to categorize tweets according to subject matter. If you attach relevant hashtags to them, your tweets are more readily found by others interested in your subject matter. This gives you a better chance to increase your followers and it makes it easier to interact with other “tweeps.”

From Self-Publishing Resources: Knowledge—and nearly fifty years of it
Since I’m participating in the A to Z April Blogging Challenge this month—blogging all the letters of the alphabet—and blogging every day (except Sundays) I’m going to take the liberty of veering off topic today.  (The only think I could think about regarding publishing that started with a “k” is “kerning”—and that just ain’t a whole blog post!)




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