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Two important blog posts you should read

November 30, 2011

The first is Seth Godin’s announcement that he’s ending The Domino Project, his publishing imprint powered by Amazon, and it’s replete with terrific advice for authors. Godin’s blog is always a fertile source of ideas about marketing so you just might want to add it to your favorites.

The takeaway for authors? Building your tribe, your followers, your email list, the group of people who want to hear from you—whatever you want to call them—is the best investment of time, if not money, you’ll make in forging your writing career (apart from writing your book, that is.)

The second is a post on Kindle Review about the shift in control over the publishing business away from publishers towards retailers and why this shift potentially diminishes the value of the book.

The takeaway for authors: While getting published today is relatively easy (you can self publish your books instantly as ebooks) discovery remains a tremendous challenge. How will readers find your great work among all the undifferentiated stuff out there? That’s the ongoing issue, not only for authors, but for every publisher, product and brand in the market today. You’re in good company.

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 5, 2011 12:12 am

    Thanks, Jacqueline, for these blog posts! I’m checking them out now…!

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