In a blistering post David Gaughran takes on a newly formed ‘self-publishing’ company (if you want to know why I use the quotes, check out my self-publishing basics. I’m going to be updating that post in a couple minutes) and the literary agents backing it.
Whether you’re a published author, or are considering it, this post is a ‘must read.’
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If you’re planning to self-publish an ebook, and don’t have the skills, you’re in luck. Amazon’s experimenting with an automated ebook cover generator (on the lines of CreateSpace’s cover generator. And it’ll be free.) About time, I say.
The Digital Reader has more details on this.
With so many (inexpensive) options available to authors who are not traditionally published (and even those who are), literary agents are having to reinvent themselves. An interesting post from The Passive Voice.
I came across a wonderful (and exhaustive!) list of book publishers, categorized by genre, currently accepting submissions from authors. Click here for the link.
If you write adult and young adult speculative fiction, now’s your chance. Harper Voyager is calling for unagented submissions between Oct 1 – 14, 2012. Click here for details.
If you write only short stories, its been tough to get published traditionally. Self-Publishing has made that easier, of course, but there are other ways.
The Huffington Post has a good post on how to get your short stories published. Click here for the link.
Literary Agent, Janet Reid, announces the Liz Norris Pay It Forward Writing Contest. If you’re not represented by an agent, and if you’re not self-published, here’s your chance to snag a literary agent. The prize offered is Registration for the Backspace Writing Conference in NYC (May 24-26), travel stipend of $300, and a three night hotel stay
Click here for details.