Thursday, May 05, 2016

Around the Publishing World (May 5)

At Chicago Author Solutions (a division of Eckhartz Press), 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. Three Social Media Tips For Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
The life of the kid lit author is not the same as the rest of us. There are a few additional things that need to be considered when dealing with social media, for instance.

2. 10 Things An Author Should Never Do On Twitter
We all know how important social media is to promoting our work, but we do really take it as seriously as we should? Social Media Just For Writers has some excellent advice for mainstream authors.

3. How writing a novel is different than writing Danger Mouse
Naturally, there's only two people who know the difference. The writers of Danger Mouse, Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby.

4. Late Night Writing Tips
Not tips for writing late at night, tips for writing for late-night television.

5. Unblocking Writer's Block
I'll keep linking to these articles whenever I find them, because there is no one correct way of doing it, and it varies for everyone. Maybe one of these tips will help you.

6. Tips from John Grisham
What can you learn from the best selling author of the past few decades? There's gotta be a few things, right?

7. Planning your audio book can make you a better writer
An interesting concept. Reading your writing aloud can do more than prepare you for the audio book. It shows you the holes in your writing.

8: Survival Tips for writing your book
This is the kind of advice that comes in handy for people who have never gone through the process before.

9. Q&A with Eckhartz Press author Jeanne Bellezzo
The Chicago-born San Diego resident answers questions about her provocative new book.