Archive for the ‘Resources for Writers’ Category

Ebook Generation From URLs

Now comes a free web app, Readlist, which helps you gather your favorite internet posts and save them in a handy Ebook format so they never disappear, but one of the coolest features is the ability to send out a public link to your friends and collaborators so they can add sources as well.

Click herefor details.

Konrath on Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

Joe Konrath, kind of self-publishing, has a blog post on why self-publishing is beneficial for authors. Of course, this model might not work for everyone, but he makes an interesting case for it. Click here for details.


Best E-publishing Resources

I’ve not been posting regularly because I was busy with the launch of my book Tell A Thousand Lies. Now that it is out on Amazon both as ebook and paperback, with some really terrific reviews (39 reviews, 4.6 stars out of 5) 🙂 I’m happy to get back to blogging.

Jane Friedman has a listing of great publishing resources up on her website. Click here for details.

List of Top Independent Book Distributors

December 22, 2011 1 comment

If you’re a small publisher, indie or self-published author, this resource from John Kremer will be a fabulous addition to your resources kit.

To get the list, click here.

Importance of Marketing Your Books

November 8, 2011 2 comments

In the good old days (does anyone even remember them?) it was enough to let your words speak for you. Not anymore, unfortunately. Because a gazillion books get published annually (esp. with the advent of ebooks and self-publishing) it is vital that one peddle one’s self, distasteful as it sounds. As an author (esp. if you write fiction), your brand is your name. If you write non-fiction, it is a tad bit easier because you can create a platform. With fiction how do you even do it?

The trigger for my completed novel Tell A Thousand Lies [coming soon]  was India’s obsession with fairness and fairness creams (hence my twitter tagline:    My novel in brief – Fairness Creams: Finding Solutions to Life’s Vexing Problems, One Application at a time.)

Having cute taglines doesn’t suffice however. You still have to be all over the internet, though I find that it’s emptying my brain of its creativity.

Check out Kelly Kathleen Ferguson’s blog post on internet promotion and what she’s been up to.

For Readers And Writers

October 22, 2011 1 comment

I’ve created two groups on Facebook:
Recommendation for Readers
Feel free to post information about your own book, but only once please.
If you’ve read a book you feel deserves wider audience, please post.

I’ve started off with Bob Sanchez’s When Pigs Fly.

Resource For Writers
where you may post:
a. Tips for writers
b. Resource of use to writers  – editors, kindle formatters, writing opportunities etc

I’ve started off with information about a book cover designer.

The Grand Canyon Association Seeking Book Proposal

The Grand Canyon Association is currently looking for book proposals related to the Grand Canyon from authors. Please e-mail Tod at for book proposal submission guidelines.

What’s Your Genre?

People on the Novels group of the Internet Writing Workshop are most likely sick of my obsession with genres :-),  but it is really important to know which slot your book fits in. Agent Query has a great article on this, and they also list more resources. Well worth the time to check it out. Click here for details.

Free Webinar on Facebook Fan Page

If you haven’t already, you might consider signing up for this webinar:

  •     How to create custom tabs for your Services
  •     Ways to use the TabSite suite of tools to showcase your Services
  •     How to use the newest Facebook and TabSite tools
  •    Best Practices for posting on your Wall and connecting with Fans


WHEN: Thursday, June 30

TIME: 2:00-3:00 pm EDT (11 am PDT. 11:30 p.m. IST)


5 Free Ebooks Every Writer Needs

June 5, 2011 2 comments

Another great post from the fine folks at the Writer’s Digest. Click here for details.