It’s Friday so it’s time for another Indie Author Weekly Update. How the week goes.
I hope you like this mix of blog posts today. My favorite is Anne R. Allen’s.
Why are there so many scammers in the indie publishing field? I don’t know. And there’s stupid advice. Anne covers it all in her new post.
Don’t you hate it when you’re reading a novel and a character, stops to gaze out the window? How many times have people written that before? Well, Nathan Bransford writes about this and more in his newest post. By the way, he’s an editor and a blogger and kind of a big deal.
Indie Author Scammers & Dumb Advice
Clueless Advice People Give New Writers: 10 Things to Ignore by AnneR.Allen: There are so many scams out there. Once at a conference, a “publisher” approached me about “publishing” my next week. Ha! I would have had to pay for all of their costs. I would have made money once “eventually.” Maybe. Maybe not. I’m so glad that Anne wrote this blog post. Read it and beware!
Cost of Indie Author Publishing
Self-Publishing: It’s Going to Cost How Much, You Ask? from TheBookDesigner.com: New indie authors can sometimes be shocked at the costs of self-publishing. Because editors and designers can be expensive, some authors hire professionals in the Philippines or elsewhere. However you choose to lower your costs, remember that it’s important to produce the highest quality book that you can. Don’t cut corners to the point that you publish inferior products. Read this post to find out what the typical publishing costs are and be prepared.
Opportunities In Audiobook Publishing with Michele Cobb and from Joanna Penn: In this new podcast, Michele Cobb talks about the expansion of the audiobook market and shares tips for marketing audiobooks.
Avoid these generic reactions by Nathan Bransford: I know I never include writing advice on my blog but I really like this post. Bransford offers some great advice give it a good read.