Publishing Process

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (June 19)

June 19, 2013

Keri Mathews Publishing Process blogging, book cover designs, literary agents, publishing resources, self-publishing, traditional publishing Leave a comment

Note: The Daily Word does not take the stance that one type of publishing is superior or inferior to any other. Many Wednesdays the majority of The Daily Five is devoted to self-publishing, but only because indie publishing is so popular right now; there is more fresh content on self-publishing (versus traditional publishing) to choose from. We do attempt to split the day’s content equally between both publishing avenues.

Publishing Strategies: Traditional Publishing
from Lauren at Writing Gooder

How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start to Finish (PART I)
from Catherine Ryan Howard at Catherine, Caffeinated

Self-Publishing My First Book: Lessons Learned
from Jeanette Jones at simplybusinessresearch

Designing Your Book Cover Series: Part 1
from Michael N. Marcus at Author Mingle

Should You Blog Your Novel?
from Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

Publishing Resources

Your Guide to Self-Publishing from Christian Cawley at MakeUseOf

Everything I Know About Self-Publishing from Gayle Laakmann McDowell at Hackpad

Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents Blog from Chuck Sambuchino at Writer’s Digest

Tales of Rejection from Annie England Noblin

The Wednesday Double Five: Publishing Process (June 12)

June 12, 2013

Keri Mathews Publishing Process publishing options, query letters, self-publishing, self-publishing resources, traditional publishing Leave a comment

Infographic: 5 Key Book Publishing Paths
from Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader

7 Things to Understand Before Traditionally Publishing Your Book
from Nina Amir at How to Blog a Book

5 Best Blogs on How to Write a Query Letter
from Lauren Sapala at Lauren Sapala

6 Things to Consider Before Signing With a Traditional Publisher
from Biff Barnes at Stories to Tell

Six Steps of Self-Publishing
from Libby Fischer Hellmann at Libby Fischer Hellmann

Red Flags to Heed When Seeking Self-Publishing Providers
from Stacey Aaronson at Project Eve

Escaping Stockholm
from Judith Tarr at The Essential Kit

Former Denver Post Journalist on How to Self Publish a Book
from Linda Rubright at The Delicious Day

Self Publishing AND Traditional Publishing?
from Jesse Storimer at Jesse Storimer

New Adult Fiction: The Next Big Thing in Publishing?
from Writer’s Relief Staff at Writer’s Relief

Bonus Resource:
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (May 1)

May 1, 2013

Keri Mathews Publishing Process amazon, book cover designs, book pitches, literary agents, publishers, query letters, self-publishing, self-publishing agents Leave a comment

The New Era of Self-Publishing
from Allison Winn Scotch at Writer Unboxed

Twelve Things I Learned by Publishing via Amazon
from Rhystate at Authorpreneur Magazine

The 4 Best Strategies for Savvy Self-Publishers
from Brian A. Klems at Writer’s Digest

How to Pitch Your Book Idea to Publishers
from Doris at Savvy Writers & e-Books Online

5 Secrets For Getting A Literary Agent To Read Your Query
from Staff at Writer’s Relief

Bonus Cautionary Article:
ALLi Watchdog: Agent Assisted Self Publishing
from How to Successfully Self-Publish

Bonus Funny:
When I try to explain how publishing works to my family
from Writer’s Relief Tumblr

Bonus Oldies:
10 Steps to a Great Pitch!
from Kevin Hanrahan at his site

17 Things Self-Publishers Need to Know about Book Design
from Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer

15 Common Mistakes Found in Query Letters
from Mike Wells at The Green Water Blog

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (April 24)

April 24, 2013

Keri Mathews Publishing Process branding, e-book publishing, publishers, self-publishing agents, self-publishing resources, traditional publishing Leave a comment

Seven Lessons Reluctantly Learned from Publishing My First Book
from Noelle Sterne at Funds for Writers

Market Sizzles for Debut Authors
from Alan Rinzler at The Book Deal: An Inside View of Publishing

Eisler on Digital Denial
from Joe Konrath at A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

6 Reasons Authors Still Want Publishers
from Rachelle Gardner at Books & Such Literary Agency

Branding in Publishing
from Elizabeth Baines at FictionBitch

(Wonderful) Bonus Resource:
How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors
from Jane Friedman at Jane Friedman

Bonus Warning to Authors:
Lazy Literary Agents In Self-Publishing Money Grab via Argo Navis
from David Gaughran at Let’s Get Digital

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (April 17)

April 17, 2013

Keri Mathews Publishing Process self-publishing, self-publishing contracts, self-publishing resources Leave a comment

Self-Publishing is the Blah Blah and Floo-Dee-Doo and Poop Noise
“Indie First?” What is Best in Publishing?
from Chuck Wendig at terribleminds

5 Tips for Self-Published Authors to Maximize Rights and Licensing Deals
from Hannah Sheppard at Publishing Perspectives

What’s the Problem with Self-Publishing?
from Josh Hadro at Library Journal

Busting Publishing Myths
from Rachelle Gardner at her blog

Self Publishing Video Tutorials
from Jason Boog at GalleyCat

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (April 10)

April 10, 2013

Keri Mathews Publishing Process literary agents, publishers, publishing industry, self-publishing, traditional publishing Leave a comment

Note to Subscribers: Please forgive us for the barrage of posts you may have received today. It was unintended and will not happen again.

Self-Publishing Tips Offered For the Family Historian
from Trent Toone at Deseret News

The Business Rusch: The Logic Behind Self Publishing
from Kristine Kathryn Rusch at her blog

Book Experts Weigh in On the Publishing Industry’s Revolution
from The Washington Post: Lifestyle

Book Publishing 101: What Publishers Are Looking For
from Laura Duane at The Daily Muse

The New World of Publishing: The Assumption of Agents
from Dean Wesley Smith at his blog

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (April 3)

April 3, 2013

Keri Mathews Publishing Process book cover designs, e-publishing, publishers, publishing industry, self-publishing Leave a comment

The Future of Reading and Writing: Book Experts Weigh In
from Tina Plottel at Mercury News: Entertainment

What Editors and Publishers Look for in Authors
from Stephanie Karpinske at Writing Belle: The Art of Storytelling

When Self-Publishing is Just Screaming Into the Void
from Chuck Wendig at TerribleMinds

Cover Art
from Joe Konrath at A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

BiblioCrunch, WattPad Connect Authors with Readers
from Mercy Pilkington at Good E-Reader

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (March 27)

March 27, 2013

Keri Mathews Publishing Process e-books, publishing industry, self-publishing, self-publishing resources, writing deadlines Leave a comment

Guy Kawasaki on the Benefits of Self-Publishing
from Chris Crum at WebProNews

A How-To Guide for Self-Publishing
from Alexandra Cain at Newcastle Herald

The Future of Publishing: Asking Ksenia Anske
from Johann Thorsson at Book Riot

Deadlines Drive the Publishing Business
from Terry Whalin at The Writing Life

E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup, March 21, 2013
from Julie Keck at MediaShift

Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (March 13)

March 13, 2013

Keri Mathews Publishing Process publishing industry, self-publishing mistakes, self-publishing preparation Leave a comment

7 Signs You Are Ready to Self-Publish (a Checklist)
from Damien G. Walter

The 7 Worst Mistakes of Indie Authors and How to Fix Them
from Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

Keys to Self-Publishing a Book: Copy Editing
from Biff Barnes at Stories to Tell
(Bonus article: Self-Publishing a Book: 25 Things You Need to Know from David Carnoy at CNET)

Author Turns to Self-Publishing, with Help From ‘Podmates’
from Judith Rosen at Publishers Weekly

Guy Kawasaki Joins Publishing Marketplace as Board Advisor
from Anita Campbell at Small Business Trends
(Resource: – “an online marketplace that connects writers with the services they need to create their books and get them sold”)

The Daily Five: Thursday

October 11, 2012

Keri Mathews Marketing, Publishing Process, Writing Opportunities, Writing Process calls for submissions, facebook, self-publishing, writing, writing advice Leave a comment

The Submission Portal is Now Open! (until October 14th)
From HARPER Voyager

Creating Momentum in Writing
From Adam Byatt at Write Anything

Any advice for a student who wants a career in writing?
From Anthony Bergen at Dead Presidents

My Experience in Self-Publishing
From Lissa Bilyk at The Book Lantern

The Surprises of Self-Publishing: How to Roll with it and Still Kick Booty
From Cara Alwill Leyba at Duolit
(Bonus: 15 Fanbase-Boosting Facebook Secrets)

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