I visited some great places this week of whirlwind blog hopping, and gathered some of my favorite links to pass on.
*The Value of Publicity : Terrific, straight-up, and spot-on post by successful author and wildly popular (for good reason) J.A. Konrath, whose blog A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing is always a worthwhile stop.
*When do You Need to Secure Permissions : Absolutely “good to know” information from Jane Friedman that should prove handy to all of us hoping to avoid future litigation.
*Author Amanda Hocking on Self-Publishing: Deliciously interesting article at the Huffington Post about Amanda Hocking and how she REALLY feels about her remarkable fame.
*I’ve been editing, rewriting, and remuddling my Frankenstein of a WIP for so long, that I’ve had serious concerns of late that by the time it’s ready for the final spit and polish I won’t remember how the pages are REALLY supposed to look. So when this post What Writers Need To Know About Formatting (FAQS), popped up on the Writer’s Digest site this week , it definitely felt like a touch of Divine Intervention.
*10 Bestselling Books with More Than 80 One-Star Reviews: This is my feel good post of the week from GalleyCat. Fun reading and something we all might want to keep in mind on the chance any of our own reviews get a touch of Ugly Dust from the Meanie Fairy!
*And simply because it made its shiny debut this week, I present my new Author Page, Barbara Forte Abate on Facebook. A milestone that has me borrowing Sally Fields infamous acceptance speech at the Oscar’s several years ago, “You like me! You really really like me!” and reversing the words to, “I hope they LIKE me! I hope they really really LIKE me.”
It’s fun to share, so please do! What are your own great “link” discoveries this week?
When do you need Permissions,