Category Archives: Publishing

Questions 645: Basic Steps to Publishing

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Mark asks: “What are the basic steps involved in publishing my own books?”

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Resources Mentioned
How to Succeed in Evil by Patrick McLean
Draft2Digital
PublishDrive
Smashwords
Gumroad
Subscribestar
Making Tracks: A Writer’s Guide to Audiobooks and How to Produce Them by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Creative Penn
Gail Carriger
Lawrence Block newsletter
JA Konrath
Scott Sigler
Marie Force

Questions 743: Creating Genre

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Robert asks: “Are new genres created by innovative authors, marketing, social trends, or something else?”

Resources Mentioned:
Nancy Drew
The Hardy Boys
The Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
Tom Swift Jr.
Have Space Suit, Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein

Question 589: Pacing in Audiobooks

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Ian asks: “Do audiobook listeners, narrators, and producers have any tricks to adjust pacing, either on playback or during creation? Does writing with audiobooks in mind change the way you write?”

Questions 531: Learning Cover Art

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Brian asks:

What’s a good straightforward tutorial for doing cover art?

Resources Mentioned:
Joel Friedlander’s Monthly eBook Cover Design Awards 
Becoming an Every Day Novelist by J. Daniel Sawyer
Createspace Cover Design Resources
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