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Friday, November 9, 2012

The Publishing Pulse: November 9, 2012

Around the Internet

Jane Friedman shared her thoughts on the author platform in this informative video.

Agent Janet Reid shared some things you need to pay attention to on your publishing contract.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt buys Webster’s New World Dictionary and CliffsNotes.

Do you ever suffer from days when you wonder if you really are supposed to be a writer? If so, check out this post by agent Rachelle Gardner. And in the words of Sir Winston Churchill: Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. 

There are so many different forms of social media available, but which ones are best for reaching out to readers? Which should you focus on for greatest impact?

And now you know which form of social network has the greatest impact on readers, here is a link with resources to help you make the most of it. But remember, no matter which form you use, please use it wisely. Spamming will only hurt you in the long run (and often the short run).

Here are ten marketing techniques that annoy. Read. Learn. Apply. (Especially #9)

Here is why Nathan Bransford does not believe the publishing industry should be deserving of special protection.

Inspiring Quotes

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. (Bill Cosby)

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. (Confucius). Don’t worry pansters, this was not in reference to your preferred approach to writing your first draft.

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. (Ross Perot). Remember these words of wisdom next time you’re querying.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

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

1 comment:

Mart Ramirez said...

LOTS of great info!! Awesome!