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Friday, May 24, 2013

Publishing Pulse: May 24, 2013

Jane Friedman developed a great infographic explaining the 5 different types of publishing--good information especially if you're trying to decide whether you want to self-publish or go a more traditional route.

Jody Hedlund addresses readers' criticism of authors--when is it too much? She advises that we always remember what it would be like to receive a nasty critique, and to be gracious in how we approach other writers.

Jody also has some tips for you on crafting a great book review.

We all need beta readers, no matter how good we are at our craft. Here Janice Hardy provides some insights on finding good betas, and why you need more than one.

Why attending a literary event may be the best way to land a literary agent of your own.

I read several great articles on self-publishing this week!

Be sure to check out these 5 Must-Do PR and Marketing Tips When Self-Publishing.

Another one for self-publishers--dealing with the ISBN. GalleyCat gives you some advice.

And then there's the all-important question--would self-publishing be a good option for me? Ask yourself these questions to find out.

Have a great weekend and we'll see you next week!

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