This article has been going around for a for a few days now, but I’m suffering from a bout of viral plague (went to work anyway because that’s how my office rolls) and running a little behind. So for anyone like me who missed this when it first landed, there’s a pretty good article on the Huffington Post about self-publishing on a budget.
It’s nothing groundbreaking, but it is a decent read. Definitely worth checking out.
Self-Publishing on a Shoestring
Yes, friends, another recommendation! Consider this part of my ongoing quest to help my fellow writers out. Tough love and helpful suggestions, that’s how we do things around here.
Today, for a change of pace, I want to recommend a book that all writers of fiction, but particularly those who want to go indie, should have in their library.
Self-Editing For Fiction Writers. You can get it on Amazon, at Barnes and Noble, or wherever books are sold.
Your book really should be seen by at least one other human before publication, but that doesn’t mean you have to send them a hot mess. This is a book by professional editors sharing tips of the trade, with examples and suggestions and guidance for how to approach your book like an editor would.
It’s a great resource. I am an editor and I bought a copy because I love reference books. And you know what? I got some good stuff from it.
Editing both is and is not like writing. Do yourself a favor and study up. Even if your book is already awesome, going back through it with an editor’s eye will make it so much better.
Two posts in one day? What is this madness? But I’m back with more signal boosting because it’s never a bad day for that sort of thing.
Signal Boost The First: Allegories of the Tarot
It’s a planned fiction anthology based on the tarot, featuring stories from 21 different writers. There are 19 days left to fund the project and they’re about halfway there. It looks like it’ll be amazing.
Signal Boost The Second: Help a writer out
That’s not an official name, but indie writer Cristian Mihai needs funding to keep his site going. He’s offering some pretty nice perks, too!
(And there’s one day left to enter the indie book giveaway, so don’t miss out!)
First: Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! I can’t imagine doing what you do every day.
Second: Signal boost! There’s a big indie book giveaway on Elle Casey’s site and you should check it out. There are, apparently, 190 titles and over 1500 copies, so go see if there’s anything that might strike your fancy and enter. You can enter more than once, too, until the 15th (I believe).
Here it is!