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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Publishing Pulse: August 31, 2012

Success Stories

Congratulations Kate Pawson Studer and Sarah Schauerte for your recent success stories.

Around the Web

Want to know what the publishing process is like from idea to final product? Check out Nathan Bransford’s hilarious look at the publishing process in GIF form. No matter what kind of day you’re having, it will make you smile.

Theme is a word most high school students and fiction writers cringe at. Dr. John Yeoman wrote this brilliant post that should help you muddle through yours.

Porter Anderson discussed the recent controversy over John Locke buying his reviews

Kobo has struck a deal to sell e-books and its line of e-readers through independent U.S. booksellers. This sees an end to the agreement between Google Inc and the American Booksellers Association.

Social media guru, Kristen Lamb, shared the five top creepy social media marketing tactics. Heed her warnings. 

Confused how to read Amazon review graphs? The Galleycat explained how they work.

Author Jody Hedlund walks you through preparing for a book launch.

Harpercollins, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster settle in ebook-pricing settlement.

Agent Suzie Townsend talked about the truth regarding dead genres.

Agent Mary Kole warned of the dangers when your characters just sit around and talk. Yawn.

If you’re self-publishing your novel and trying to figure out your cover, traditionally publishing it and want to know what to expect with the cover design, or are just having a rotten day, this funny but information vlog from cover designer, Chip Kidd, is the answer to your prays.

Have a great weekend everyone! And to those of you living in Canada and the US, we hope you enjoy your long weekend.

Stina Lindenblatt @StinaLL writes young adult novels. In her spare time, she’s a photographer and blogging addict, and can be found hanging out on her blog, Seeing Creative

1 comment:

Mart Ramirez said...

Look at you! As always what great links! Thank you, Stina!! Lots of good stuff.