Try out some of the great resources I’ve gathered to help you organize and power up your writing business.
On Book Marketing
Social Media Image Sizes
“IBPA’s VISION is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry. Whether you have 1 book or 100+ books, IBPA is here to help!”
Websites for Writers
Helps bloggers get published on sites beyond their personal blogs.
“The articles you’ll find on Positive Writer are all written with the purpose of encouraging, inspiring and motivating you to do what you want to do and be AWESOME doing it!”
Using psychology to empower your storytelling
A group of seasoned writers who chose Writers in the Storm as the name of this blog because every writer must weather the storm within: self doubt, rejection, deadlines and balancing our writing passion with everyday life. Not to mention the storm raging outside – the paradigm shift in the publishing industry.
A collection of great articles to help freelance writers.
Seth Godin offers a ton of advice to help writers.
On Podcasts for Writers
Listen in as author Linda Sivertsen (aka Book Mama) brings together the world’s most beloved bestselling authors for monthly chats on writing, publishing, deal-making, spirituality, activism, and the art of romancing creativity. These up-close conversations are a fan favorite, downloaded nearly 450,000 times and frequently profiled on “Best Podcast” lists/blogs and at the top of the Literature category on iTunes.
She has 2 podcasts:
I Should Be Writing (ISBW): this is a show about a writer going from wanna-be to pro. Focusing on the emotional road blocks one finds in a writing career, this show speaks to over 8000 listeners every week.
Ditch Diggers: Ditch Diggers is the business of writing when the craft is not as important as the deadline. (Oh, the craft is very important. But deadline without craft can be worked with, but craft without deadline is pointless.) We don’t worry about art here, we worry about paying bills with your writing. Because ditch diggers don’t get ditch digger block, so we refuse to let writer’s block stop us from doing our work.
Interviews with top self-published authors.
This is not just for science fiction and fantasy writers. There is great marketing advice for all writers in many of the episodes.
The Self Publishing Formula Podcast
Mark Dawson is an award-nominated, multiple USA Today bestseller, with more than 20 books and over 2 million copies downloaded worldwide in multiple languages. James Blatch isn’t – but he’s doing his best to learn how.
Book Marketing: How to Optimise Facebook Adverts – A Case Study
Facebook Ads: A Guide for Indie Authors