Reading the blogs listed in the Tag Surfer and commenting on and following the ones that fit has been the single best way to get views on my blog. More importantly, I’ve learned more about Self-Publishing and the great variety in the self-publishing world through these blogs. All these authors are doing the same thing I am and have various levels of success, but we aren’t working against each other. Either we’re alone, or we’re building on each other’s networks to get our books out there. Nobody is going to say to themselves, “I’m going to buy this book instead of this book because I saw this book first.” They are going to buy the books they like and pass over the uninteresting ones.
On that note, I’ll build that network!
http://jeanewatier.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/self-publishing-tips/ has a comprehensive how-to list about self-publishng with lots of good tips. She’s saying just about the same things that I’ve been saying.
http://joeymanley.com/2011/11/14/how-small-big-publishing-really-is/ An interesting look into the small-ness of “big publishing”.
http://amandamholt.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/official-grand-re-kindling-of-my-writing-career-today/ mentioned in her blog that she was going to participate in or start a writers group at her library. That let me to look at my library site–no dice. Then I googled “seattle writers group” and found http://www.meetup.com/ with a big list of Seattle writers groups! New project!! Thanks for the inspiration, Amanda!
http://briaspage.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/writers-get-over-yourself/ because you really should get over yourself. Oh…me too.
http://dawngsparrow.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/pillars-of-writing/ a good outline of writing a thriller and what the story is really about. This can work for other genres.