Friends, I’m obsessed with the Olympics this year. I’m typing this as I watch the Women’s gymnastics finals and checking the #bookolympics hashtag on Twitter. Sooo much fun – here are some of my favorites!
Danny Boyle, Champion of the World
Much Judo About Nothing
Fence and Sensibility
Gone with the Windsurfing
Got anything to add?
Back to the real world – here are some of the best marketing and publishing links I’ve read this week. Leave your own suggestions in the comments! – Laura
Penelope Trunk is a serial entrepreneur who has just walked away from her publisher and hopped on the Indie Publishing bandwagon. She has some interesting ideas on what drives book sales. Read and let us know if you agree!
2. There’s Money to be Made Indie Epublishing on Smashwords – The Writer’s Guide to Epublishing
Smashwords is doing wonders for Indie writer D.D.Scott, and she has seen huge growth from 2011 to 2012. Find out what she attributes this to.
3. The Top 10 Awards for Indie Authors – Wise, Ink Blog
A few weeks old, I couldn’t resist including this one. Awards are a great way to build buzz about your book and have local media cover you. This is a great list of awards for indie authors that “proved legit, with entry fees that aren’t ridiculous and that are respected in the publishing industry”.
4. The Doctrine of Self Publishing – Guy Kawasaki on Kirkus Reviews
The amazing Guy Kawasaki fives us the 3 doctrines of self-publishing, and says “If you’re going to succeed in self-publishing, you need to believe in these changes to the core of your existence.”
Marketing starts before you complete your book. Have we said that enough times? Let’s talk about it one more time because it’s THAT important.
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.