Bestest book marketing & publishing articles for this week. August 10th 2012

Holy moly it’s August 10th already?

It’s been a busy week for blogging and there are some fab articles for your reading pleasure below. Let me know which topics/ style you like – and I’ll be sure to include more of them next Friday. See you in the newsletter early on Monday am! – Laura

6 Laws for becoming a Career Author – Duo Lit

Imagine not having to go through the drudgery of a 9-5 job to pay bills! Wouldn’t it be just perfect if we could spend our entire day doing what we love doing – writing? If you are serious about writing as a fulltime career, these tips from the pros could help steer you in the right direction.

How Self-Publishing is Like the Olympics – The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing

So how is taking a plunge into indie publishing the same as participating in the Olympics? Dive in to find out!

Mark Coker: Indie Authors Are Underpricing Their Books – Forbes

The third in a 3-part interview series with Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, and Mark reveals some surprising data. Read on for a very insightful article.

Replay: (Some) Writing Dreams (Still) Do Come True – Catherine, Caffeinated

Don’t let stories of the Big Bad World of Publishers who are on a mission to break your dreams get you down. There is good news! Publishers are still accepting books from new authors, it can and does still happen.

Author Platform Lessons from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rebecca Skloot – We Grow Media

Getting to the top is not easy but it’s not impossible either. It’s all about knowing what you want and having a marketing plan that helps you reach that goal.

Togather Releases Tool to ‘Fansource’ Author Events – Galley Cat

No more disappointing, empty chairs at your book readings! “Fansource”, a new tool introduced by Togather, aims to draw a crowd to your author events.

How Plugins Can Take Your Author Website from Okay to Outstanding – The Book Designer

I was given the opportunity to guest post on The Book Designer, and I give you 16 plugins that can take a site from drab to fab. Go check em out!

Laura Pepper Wu is the co-founder of 30 Day Books: a book studio. She has worked with a variety of authors to successfully promote their books, including many Amazon best-sellers. Laura is the author of wedding non-fiction guides and book marketing guides 77 Ways to Find New Readers for Your Self-Published Book and Fire Up Amazon!

Laura also runs Ladies Who Critique, a critique-partner finding site. When she's not working at the studio, you can find her walking her dog, "yoga-ing" or at a coffee shop in Seattle.


  • Phyllis Burton

    Thank you Laura, for the review poem. I’ve made a note of it.

  • 30 Day Books

    Great, Phyllis!