Monday, January 11, 2016

Around the Publishing World (January 11)

At Eckhartz Press and Chicago Author Solutions we stay on top of happenings/trends in the publishing world to help out busy writers who are spending their time doing what they should be doing: writing.

1. Are there any unforgivable sins in literature?
Author Rivka Galchen answers that question in the New York Times and I absolutely love her answer. Great advice for her fellow writers.

2. 28 Things You Must Know About Publishing
There are some great observations here about self-publishing and traditional publishing. #1 and #19 are great points that authors don't like to hear, but they couldn't be more true. As for #19, when we run into authors that are unwilling to invest in their own books, we run for the hills. Why should we invest if you aren't willing?

3. Unconventional Tips for Unblocking Writer's Block
Author Derek Haines has some suggestions that are really excellent outside-the-box ways of thinking about temporary writer's block. It happens to everyone occasionally. No need to panic. Your talent hasn't suddenly left you. Try these tips and it will more than likely come right back.

4. 21 Author Quotes About the Magic of Reading and Writing
Great writers give you some inspiration to keep on keeping on. Some are a bit trite, but the sentiment is there.

5. New at Eckhartz Press: Library bundles and our Speakers Bureau
Our Eckhartz Press authors have spoken at lots of libraries around the Chicagoland area. We're now offering book bundles for other libraries that want to stock our books, and our speakers bureau for libraries (or other organizations) to book our authors. Click on the links above to get more information.