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9 Pieces of Bad Publishing Advice New Writers Should Ignore – by Anne R. Allen…

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Social Media is both a boon and a curse to new writers. Online writing groups and forums are an excellent source of insider information on the publishing industry—stuff we once could only find at expensive classes and writers’ conferences.

But social media is also a major source of misinformation and dangerously bad advice.

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Blogging Can Jumpstart Your Writing Career…Even Before You Publish – by Anne R. Allen…

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This week,Jane Friedman reports some bad news for new novelists who want to go the traditional publishing route. (Click Jane’s name to see article)

She says fiction markets are increasingly “more competitive and risk-averse due to continued dwindling sales.” And she tells us that agents and publishers are now combing queries looking for “authors who demonstrate they have a vision for their career and the marketing work involved in that career.”

So how can you show “vision” and an aptitude for “marketing work”...before you query?

One way is blogging.

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VOTING IS NOW OPEN FOR THE ANNUAL BLOGGERS BASH AWARDS @BLOGGERSBASH…

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Jami Gold’s Resources for Writers…

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By Jami Gold

Via Karen D Dowdall Blog:

I’ve written over 700 posts on my blog, most geared toward writers. 

The links found HERE are some of the most useful and helpful posts so far.

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Don’t Fall Prey to Publishing Scams: 7 New Writer Mistakes to Avoid…

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by Anne R. Allen

We all make mistakes. It’s how people learn. But some new writer mistakes can end a writing career before it starts. They play into the hands of the predators who make money off the delusions of newbie writers.

Ruth and I are long-time industry veterans, and as we say “we made the mistakes, so you don’t have to.”

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EDITING 101: 46 – Recognizing Publishing Scams…

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Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others.

Courtesy ofAdirondack Editing

Recognizing Publishing Scams

There are so many publishers—and types of publishing!—on the Internet that it is difficult to know who is legitimate and who is not.

Let’s first discuss the different types of publishing companies available currently.

  • Commercial or Traditional Publisher: You submit your book to them, possibly through an agent, and sign over all rights. They handle all facets of publishing, including editing, layout, cover design, distribution, and (nowadays) a little marketing. There are no costs to the author, and the author typically receives a royalty advance plus additional royalties of 8 to 12%.

  • Subsidy Publisher: You submit your book to them and sign over some of your rights. They handle all facets of publishing, including editing, layout, cover design…

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