Thursday, April 12, 2012

A-Z Challenge K = Do Keep Up

I admit it! My alphabet skills need honing. I thought today I'd post some snippets of publishing news that'll interest both writers and readers - it's always good to keep up with developments.



  • I particularly liked Nathan Bransford's Ten Commandments for Editing.
  • I'm on Pinterest. It's another social networking site. I'm not quite convinced that it's of much use to authors and readers...but maybe you'll put me right there.
  • Amazon UK's in the news here. Tax avoidance? The very idea...
  • Looks like all those workshops on writing effective query letters worked. Pity about the manuscript, though: Publisher's Weekly
  • If you're into literary fiction, this blog's for you. And a bit of everything on this one here.
  • And the continuing debate about book reviews (sigh), this one's on Dear Author.
See you tomorrow with "L".

20 comments:

  1. Oh, Susan, I can't keep up!!! I shall bookmark this post for after the A to Z. So many interesting links there but so little time to do anything but A to Zed it! Aaaagh!

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  2. I love the ten editing commandments, they are really useful!

    Also, I think Pinterest has some uses for writers, if you can find interesting enough photos to use for a post. I have stumbled across some cool blogs just by clicking on Pinterest images. :D

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  3. Susan - I use Pinterest to draw followers to my historical fiction reviews blog. I have a board called "Historical Fiction Books Worth Reading" and direct viewers to my blog review. In addition, I pin interesting book trailers, author interviews, anything I can find of interest that relates to the book in question. I'm slowly gathering followers (only being doing it for a few month) but, hey, if it drives traffic to my blog it's worth it. Takes very little time to pin a few items on the board. I'm hoping I can increase readership of my blog to use it as a jumping off point for my novel when it's ready to go.

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  4. i haven't even been on pinterest since starting this a-z thing--good info thanks!

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  5. Thanks for the list of interesting links. I've joined printerest, but that's about all I've done with it so far.

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  6. Keeping up is getting tougher!

    I saw that story about Amazon in the UK while there. Doesn't sound good. And I'm staying away from Pinterest. I don't need any more distraction. :)

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  7. I recently joined Pinterest. It's kinda fun.

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  8. Rosalind, I know exactly how you feel :-)
    Kyra and Darlene...thank you! I'll be back on Pinterest in a moment... (I'll check you both out)
    Lynne, Sherry LG and Diane...thanks for commenting, and LG, I agree it is getting tougher!

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  9. Thanks for all the links!

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  10. Yeah. Dang that ms. lol

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  11. Excellent! Thanks for the encouragement. Greetings from a fellow A to Z'er.

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  12. very interesting...you know I try to KEEP up with the latest and greatest but often my energies go into the actual writing, not with the other stuff...great post!

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  13. Thanks Donna (I'll look for you on Pinterest), Alex (!), Donna (yes, sod the ms!). Hi Heather and Tracy. Not much writing getting done during A-Z :-(

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  14. heh heh... that was an interesting "K" but thanks for the great info:)

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  15. I haven't join Pinterest but the other links are cool.

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  16. Well I guess I found myself another go-to blog for all things writing. :D

    See you tomorrow "L".

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  17. I am on pinterest. I am not sure it is useful to writers/readers, but it's still fun so . . . I will follow you.

    Sonia Lal, A to Z challenge

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  18. He he, Mark. Yes, Do keep up begins with K! Thanks Clarissa and thanks for the follow TD and Sonia - I'll do the same for you :-)

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  19. Yes Nathan's post on editing was brill! Thanks for all the links!

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  20. Good link,s. Susan. esp. Mathan's. (Who I follow but somehow I missed.)

    I am experiencing some interesting promotional ideas regarding Pinterest. That, or delusions. Time will tell.

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