The thing about dreams is that they are precious to those they belong to. As writers we of course love to write, but we also want to make a living from our art. Feed our families. Find a loyal readership to share our words with. Some of us dream of making it big. J.K. Rowling … Continue reading #Writers Beware: Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story | David Gaughran
I've been making funny noises for a couple of months now, hinting at some secret project I'm working on. I revealed bits at a time, nothing more than grunts, really. For instance, you know I'm working on a story for an anthology. You also know it will fall under science fiction. I have not revealed … Continue reading Kōsa Press: How Collaboration Spawned A New Creative Publishing Vision
It's been a harrowing week. That is partly why I only blogged once. I'm busy with a story for an anthology and the deadline is looming and life, as always, is doing its level best to interfere with that. In any case, I've been quoted in an article on Venture Galleries where I give my opinion … Continue reading Forget genres. The story is king. – Venture Galleries
Today's blog post is slightly different from normal. I'm signal boosting a fellow author and writing buddy on Thunderclap. Her name is Jessica West and she is über talented. We are both alumni of the Virtual Writer Workshop hosted by M.J. Kelley, and she edited Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones. We are also fellow contributors on a … Continue reading Thunderclap: A Strange Alliance – #WeirdWest
The other day I asked some friends of mine on Facebook about the advantages of still writing for online magazines--specifically speculative fiction magazines. My question was less prompted by a search for bragging rights than it was about searching for ways to find more eyeballs on my work. My query resulted in two confirmations: 1) … Continue reading Writing Markets for Speculative Fiction Writers
I have a post live at Venture Galleries today. It's about honesty in writing and about the books I write, and why I write them. Also, I'm publishing my short story, Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones end of this month. I've made some changes, fleshed it out some, and had critical eyeballs scrutinize it. Still … Continue reading Why do I write the books I write? – Venture Galleries
Writers! The new updated edition of David Gaughran’s Let’s Get Digital is now available at Amazon. I’ve learned a lot from the first edition, and I’m sure a lot of other authors did too, so make sure you get this updated version with all the latest bits of information on how to launch your writing career.
“Let’s Get Digital covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical, hands-on advice, sharing the very latest best practices on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing.”
“It gives you proven marketing strategies that won’t eat into your writing time and are actually effective at selling books. It also shares tips on platform building, blogging, and social networking, and explains which approaches are best for selling fiction versus non-fiction, and what writers should really focus on.”
There are plenty of other reasons, too, why you should get Let’s Get Digital. Go check it out, read what it is all about, read the reviews. It’s a good book to have as your partner when you venture into the publishing unknown.
I’m certainly updating my old copy.
If you purchased the old 1st edition of Digital, you can grab the 2nd edition for free (instructions below). You won’t actually be able to purchase the new edition from Amazon if you bought the old one, so please follow those instructions to get your free copy.
I’ve news below on a sale I’m running on the companion book Let’s Get Visible, and explain below how this launch has been a bit of a disaster, but first here’s the blurb for the new edition of Digital:
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