Thursday, December 17, 2015

Around the Publishing World (December 17)

From my ala carte author services website,

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. Make your book a best seller
We would normally never post something with a headline like that, but this article actually has some great advice. It's easier than you think. You just need to find the right category.

2. Book Blurbing tips
You probably know Malcolm Gladwell as a best selling author, but did you also know that Malcolm Gladwell is the king of the book blurb? He's done tons of them. Posted a link to this article because when you become an author you'll be asked to blurb too. There's definitely an art to it, and Gladwell does it well.

3. James Patterson teaches writing
If you're a writer, you've probably already seen this in your facebook or twitter feeds, but just in case you haven't, and you're interested, check out the video below.

4. A perfect present for the writer or editor in your family
If they don't have the Chicago Manual of Style yet, it's a must-have book in every writer's or editor's library. This link will take you to a way to purchase the online version, which is a subscription service. Easily searchable and right at your fingertips when you need it.

5. A little writer humor