HOT Book Marketing and Publishing Links (& some book Olympics) for August 3rd 2012

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 #bookolympics
Much Judo About Nothing #bookolympics
Fence and Sensibility #bookolympics
Gone with the Windsurfing #bookolympics

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

1. Penelope Trunk: Buzz doesn’t translate to book sales. Community translates to book sales. – Winning Edits

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.”

5. The Slap-Your-Head-Simple Secret for Selling More Books – Duo Lit

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.

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