Tag: Publishing


Amazon to pay Kindle authors only for pages read – Telegraph Special

It looks like Amazon is at it again. With a tag line of Books people want to read, what do you think of Amazon’s new plan to pay self-published Kindle authors (those who use their KDP program) only for the pages their readers actually read? What’s even scarier? What else is Amazon tracking and how deep does it go when they know how much of the book a...

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For the next two weeks, the Divas are going to break from our regularly scheduled programming by opening the vault of our past articles and recommending our favorite articles by the Divas. We hope you experience all the joys (and none of the annoys) of the holiday season and our favorite articles from Write Divas! Divas Recommend: It Takes a Village to Publish a Book...

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Divas Recommend: 10 Signs You’re Ignoring Constructive Criticism of Your Writing by Amy Spahn As an editor, it’s my job to give constructive criticism. It’s what I get paid to do. Along the way, I try to offer some praise for the elements of a story that work, but most of my feedback does not involve writing a sonnet extolling the virtues of a manuscript...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas On Writing Instant Gratification: What’s the Hurry?   Instant gratification, oh what a lovely thing to have with just about anything. Am I right? Hawaii? Let’s go. A new car? Why not. The new issue of People magazine? Snatched that up. Instant gratification can happen with so many things.  For me, I would love to buy a new Coach purse NOW. But do I...

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Special

Penned Con St. Louis 2014   This weekend the Divas all met in St. Louis, Missouri for the first annual Penned Con, an event for writers, readers, editors, stalkers, and book lovers. We had a wonderful time connecting with the authors. The convention offered many wonderful and informative panels and workshops. Best-selling author, Jasinda Wilder, was the keynote speaker, and Smashwords founder, Mark Coker, held...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: It Takes a Village to Publish a Book   I read an article the other day that suggested that authors could publish a book without hiring an editor simply by asking their readers to catch their mistakes for them. Interesting concept, if the only errors in the book are simple typos. But what if the story has issues with the plot, pacing,...

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Guest Post: Donna Huber – Do You Need A Publicity Assistant? Guest Posts

Do You Need a Publicity Assistant? By Donna Huber Traditional publishers offer editors, designers, marketing and sales teams, and publicists. As an indie or self-published, you are in control of who you have on your team. Yet you are also responsible for the financial investment of having team members. A careful consideration of what you are capable of doing yourself and the expertise you need...

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Interviews

Diva Interview: Brian Sweany, Director of Acquisitions for Recorded Books   The Divas have interviewed many professionals in the publishing industry but not in audio publishing. Today we welcome Brian Sweany, Director of Acquisitions for Recorded Books, to the blog. Brian, please share with us how you got into audio publishing and associated with Recorded Books. I started with Recorded Books in 1999 as the...

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Divas Recommend: Slushy Glut Slog   The actual title of the article has one of those four-letter words in it, but if you don’t read what Chuck Wendig is saying about self-publishing, then you’re missing out. Check it out! Why The Self-Publishing Sh*t Volcano is a Problem      


Articles

They want you! They really want you, an unrepresented indie author. And that’s great. But the question is do you want them, too? There is nothing more thrilling than finding out that a publisher wants to sign your book. You’ve waited on tenterhooks for countless days for that call back—the request for your full manuscript. And then it comes. Bring on the happy dance, seriously....

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