My dear Gentle Reader,
This one if for authors/writers who are interested in publishing & marketing their books.
This post is part of my occasional FAQ series where I endeavor to answer questions I get asked all the time. (Mainly so I have a perma-link to point people at in future.)
Below I list the blogs and podcasts I find most useful as a hybrid author (including those related to indie and self publishing). I recommend picking episodes/posts based on topic.
(I keep this list as updated as possible.)
Miss Carriger’s Top 13 Blogs for Authors
- Goodreads Authors & Advertisers Blog
- Build Book Buzz
- Elizabeth Spann Craig
- Just Publishing Advice for Writers and Authors
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- Nathan Bransford
- Smart Blogger
- The Blood-Red Pencil
- The Book Designer
- Fiction University (was The Other Side of the Story)
- Writer Beware
- Writer Unboxed
Gail consumes her blogs via Feedly.
As always, you don’t have to take my word for it:
Miss Carriger’s Top 11 Podcasts for Authors
- The Author Biz Podcast (possibly podfade)
- The Creative Penn Podcast
- The Murverse Annex (Ditch Diggers & I Should Be Writing Podcasts)
- Novel Marketing Podcast
- Online Marketing Made Easy (no strictly for authors but still useful)
- Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast
- The Self Publishing Podcast
The Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast(defunk but some good backlist)
- Go Publish Yourself from IngramSpark
- Sell More Books Show
Gail consumes her podcasts using Overcast.
More podcast suggestions?
Gail’s pinterest board Writer Education is full of more recommended resources for authors.
BOOK DE JOUR
- Tired of the hero’s journey?
- Frustrated that funny, romantic, and comforting stories aren’t taken seriously?
- Sad that the books and movies you love never seem to be critically acclaimed, even when they sell like crazy?
The Heroine’s Journey is here to help.
Multiple New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a clear concise analysis of the heroine’s journey, how it differs from the hero’s journey, and how you can use it to improve your writing and your life.
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Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
“Gail’s characters are so much fun…”
Quote of the Day:
“She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”
~ Annie Dillard20 Minute Delay Podcast, Important For Authors