Book Publishing Roundup

Book Publishing Roundup by Frances CaballoWell, I’ve come to a decision. A decision that was incredibly hard for me to make.

I’m suspending my podcast.

I’ve invested time and money into making a quality podcast that’s truly professional. I even recently spent time with a podcasting coach. But after my lengthy conversation with him, I realized that I need to get rid of my equipment and buy new equipment, new programs, and change the programming.

What I would rather do is focus on my blog, write three books this year, and develop a course. I guess what it comes down to is that I’m a writer. I love writing, thinking about books, reading, and creating ways for authors to learn and be more successful in their social media marketing.

I’d rather spend my days writing rather than recording and editing a broadcast. It’s true.

I don’t regret the time and energy I’ve spent so far on my podcast. It’s been a journey and one that I don’t regret. At some point in my career I will resurrect the podcast but for now, well, I need to let it go because I have so many other projects that I would rather work on.

And I love the idea that I’ll be publishing books again.

Now that I’ve decided to let the podcast go, my weekly roundup of the best blogs I’ve read over the past week will return. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I have.

Friday’s Roundup

35 Pinterest Tips from Basics to Beyond by Amy Lynn Andrews: This post isn’t for the newcomer to Pinterest, but if you’ve been using it for a while, the author of this blog post will show you how to dig deeper into this website. What I like best about this post is her section on Copyright issues.

Creating Author Websites: The Definitive Guide by Mary Jaksche of Write to Done: This is the definitive guide to author websites. Marcy includes insights from Joel Friedlander, Jeff Goins, Dan Blank and many others. If your website needs an update, this post is a great reference for you.

How to create an on-trend book cover in 5 steps by Publishing Talk: If you are brave enough to attempt to create your book cover, then this post contains every step you’ll need to take to create one.

The 10 Best Publishing Industry Blogs on the Web by Ribbon Fish: Looking for a new source to spiff up your marketing efforts? You’ll find bloggers to start following on this list, including Jane Friedman, Digital Book World, and the Huffington Posts’ Publishing Industry Hub.

Author quote of the week:

Forget what you think about it and tell what you feel about it.

Stephen Crane

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Authors: Not Sure What to Tweet? Try These 44 Tweets Today by Frances Caballo, AuthorAbout the AuthorFrances Caballo is an author and social media strategist and manager for writers. She’s a regular speaker at the San Francisco Writers Conference and a contributing writer at TheBookDesigner.com. She’s written several books including Social Media Just for WritersAvoid Social Media Time Suck, and Twitter Just for Writers, which is available for free here on her website. Her focus is on helping authors surmount the barriers that keep them from flourishing online, building their platform, finding new readers, and selling more books. Her clients include authors of every genre and writer conferences. Not sure how you’re doing online? Ask Frances to prepare a social media audit for you.

 

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