Already, just a few helpful links for everyone.
If you don’t already follow Nathan Bransford’s blog, check it out and subscribe. The help and advice you can find in the forums is helpful enough, but add in his daily posts, plus Page Critique Thursdays and Round-up Fridays and you’ve got a wealth of information at your finger tip – just a mouse click away.
I want to link you to this post if you’re a writer outside of the US trying to figure out how to deal with the Tax withholding from publishing with Amazon, Smashwords, and I’m sure there are other websites.
Also, check out this link if you’re a Canadian author and want to self-publish with Chapters. Be forewarned it does cost money but it’s an all-in-one service that will put e-books out there, as well as your book on the shelf across the county and guaranteed book signings. Royalty rates are substantially less than Amazon or Smashwords but as I said, it’s an all-in-one service and worth your time to at least research.
Fellow writer Mary Beeson has a neat post on overly used words. After you’ve read it go through your manuscript and see what words your over-using. You might be surprised.
Seth Godin’s blog is amazing. It’s been incredibly useful for me since I found it months ago I can’t believe I haven’t shared it with you yet. It doesn’t have to do entirely with writing books but it succeeds in making you think outside the box. Marketing, writing, business: his blog has it. And the best thing about it is all his posts can be applied to more than just the topics he’s writing about on that given day. Do it. Do it now.
If you haven’t been following JA KONRATH, you should be. And read EVERY post, there’s a lot but you’ll be all the smarter if you do. His number crunching and views on self publishing are enlightening. His success has been equally crush-worthy. This post specifically is a eye-opener that makes you realize your time is worth something and, sometimes, that something is a lot.
That’s all the Link Time I have for you today. Have a great weekend.
Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda
Just because your moving quickly, doesn’t mean you’re getting anywhere. – Unknown
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated. – Ernest Hemingway