Friday, 2 March 2012

Some great places to start

As a writer who has only recently started going indie, there was a lot of research to do and I'm still at the bottom of a big learning curve looking up. So advice or opinions coming from me aren't the best place to start if you're thinking of going indie. There are a lot of long term writers who have helpful blogs. What I've found best is to sample all of them, look over their own advice and then decide what will work best for you.

Smashwords has a great article on marketing with the e-book:

And there are several big blogs that can help you find your own success: - Dean's blog had several great and I mean excellent series about going indie. He teaches you how to do it smart and also spends a long time debunking writers' myths which is a big eye opener. Or at least it was for me! - Konrath's blog is big in the media and it's name alone says a lot: A Newbie's Guide to Publishing. A lot of people don't like his irreverent tone but he does have some good stuff to say. Regardless, I've personally found it less helpful than Dean's blog. - Kris' blog has two running series worth a look. She has a surviving freelancing series for those interested in being a freelancer, not just a writer, and a business series which I admit I haven't delved too much into just yet.

I'm sure there are many other blogs and sites out there but these are the three I've found helpful so far on the new phenomena of e-books.

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