This Week for Writers
Around the Internet this week we have some great posts, including:
Lilith Saintcrow answers some reader questions and talks about her writing process in Some Basic Questions.
Last week, JA Konrath shared his Amazon Kindle numbers – how much he’s making from books he’s offered electronically through Amazon. It’s an eye-opener for any author with good books that the publishing community doesn’t want. (Sell them yourself for an inexpensive price and keep a lot more of the money.) Keep in mind, these have to be quality stories. You can’t just upload the first novel you ever wrote and expect your beginning efforts to make you loads of cash.
But writers who aren’t published yet should keep e-publishing in mind. Publishing is changing the way the music industry changed with all the music sharing sites. There’s opportunity for writers to finally get a more substantial reward for their efforts, so keep your eyes open as new publishing opportunities and formats develop. Konrath explains more about how publishing should restructure itself (if they’re smart) in Should E-Books Be Cheap?
PaperbackWriter has a thought-provoking post on writer’s superstitions in Writing Avoidance. Are there subjects that you don’t include in your writing?
On the lighter side, Tess Gerritsen relates how research almost got her arrested. Lesson: Always carry one of your books with your author photo on it.
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