For: Writers and others interested in writing, the publishing industry (traditional, indie, and self-publishing), book stores, and other parts of the book world as a whole.
By: “The Passive Guy” (a lawyer)
This blog is a great aggregate, but personally-picked aggregate, of articles and news from around the web about publishing industry news, hot topics, and opinion pieces. Although the banner of the blog profess this space to be “A lawyer’s thoughts on authors, self-publishing, and traditional publishing,” I don’t see the blogger himself doing a lot blogging, but tends to offer.
However, this blog is a very nice resource for keeping abreast with the publishing industry and writing business in many facets and from many angles. I believe it’s good for emerging writers to be aware of the economic climate around their work. Because the articles are handpicked (and not just everything with certain SEO tags) you can’t get too overwhelmed by browsing through it.
For: Writers, Indie Publishers, Self-Published Writers, Writers thinking about indie and self publishing
By: Dean Wesley Smith, a career science fiction author and indie press publisher
Hop on over to the ‘Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing’ page of Dean Wesley Smith’s website to get some advice from an author who has been in the publishing game for decades. He gives perspective that many advice givers on the internet can’t, because his comes from a wealth of experience. This is a combination of creative and business advice that has changed my perspective on the writing process and my potential publishing future. I regularly revisit this series of posts, and also have followed up by purchasing some of Smith’s writing advice books and checking out some of his youtube lecture series videos.
As you will see, these blog posts were later arranged into books you can purchase, but Smith kindly left them up for visitors of his website for free. Furthermore, there is one series still (slowly) ongoing. You can also check his daily blog on his main page for other shared insight.
Link to Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing
Insights from the life of an aspiring, struggling writer; a passionate reader, and a working librarian.
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