Helpful Articles and Resources
Included here are helpful articles and some of the more informative sites we've discovered. As you'll find by reading the articles anyone with modest technical skills can take their book through the self-publishing process. However, for many people it is daunting and that is were we come into the picture.
Preditors and Editors
A guide to publishers and publishing services for serious writers since 1997. Information for Artists, Composers, Game Designers, Poets, and Writers of all persuasions.
Topics covered include:
Agents & Attorneys * Art * Awards * Book Publishers * Book Stores * Chats & Forums * Contests * Conventions & Festivals * Definitions * Editing & Software * Email * Game Publishers * Jobs * Journalism * Magazines * Music * New * Opinions * Organizations * Promotional * Rating Criteria * Related Sites * Resources * Screenwriters * Signings * Submissions * Warnings * Workshops
Mundane and Boring Subjects that will Change Your Digital Life
This eclectic setup of one-page articles contains a myriad of tips and suggestions. In includes: Five Important Business Principles, File Naming So You Can Find Your Work, Folder Naming And Versioning, A Most Excellent Tip For Outlook Part 1, E-Commerce Is Hard: No Magic Bullets, Format Your Email In A Sensible Manner , Don’t Send To, Cc Or Bcc When You Should Send Personally, Nitty Gritty Of Website Development, What Is A Corporate Id?, Designing A Logo, The Six Basic Word Functions To Know, Good Type Makes A Difference. Really., Can You Weather :) Cloud Computing?, From 36 Exposures To 3600: How To Sort Digital Photos, Marketing Communications Flow Chart, Primer On The Reason For Requirements, Unabashed Self Promotion
Hack the Cover
A must read article about covers and the greatly exagerated rumor of their demise.
W. Terry Whalin
W. Terry Whalin understands both sides of the editorial desk. A former literary agent, Terry is an acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing. He has written more than 60 books for traditional publishers including Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams and several of Terry's books have sold over 100,000 copies. He has authored an innovative training for writers, Write A Book Proposal. Terry is an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Terry has a very good Book Proposal Checklist document. http://terrylinks.com/bookcheck
Taxes for Writers
Clear information on unclear topics for freelance writers, authors and self-publishers. This site is full of useful and free resources.
Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know by David Conroy
Considering self-publishing a book? CNET's David Carnoy discusses the ins and outs of what it's all about.
How to self-publish an ebook
Interested in self-publishing an e-book? CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy offers some basic tips for e-book publishing and lays out your best options for publishing quickly and easily.