Global news on all things publishing, overviews of developments, markets, changes and opportunities. A great place to start.
The Writing Platform
Free online resource for all writers and poets emerging, established, not yet published, traditionally published and self-published who are looking for neutral information about writing in a digital age. Rescue remedy for technophobes. http://www.thewritingplatform.com/2013/07/maggie-gee-making-at-the-mix-conferece-2/
ALLi (The Alliance of Independent Authors)
A non-profit, global, collaborative, collective of self-publishing writers, with vast resources of information. Lots of first-hand experience and a powerful force for the publishing community. Publishes daily paper with up-to-the-second news. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/blog/how-to-edit-your-own-work-before-you-self-publish-your-book/
Outspoken, opinionated and extremely well informed, Jane shares her knowledge on writing, reading and publishing in the digital age. http://janefriedman.com/2013/09/27/publishers-author-websites/
As well as being the chief source of self publisher tax information via this post, David hosts his own blog. Hands-on, rolled-up sleeves and exactly what an indie author needs to know. Solid, realistic, practical and indispensable advice. http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/practicalities/
British magazine containing the latest news from the publishing and bookselling worlds, in-depth analysis and features.
The Creative Penn
Joanna Penn shares her breadth of knowledge as an independent authorpreneur. Writing, publishing, marketing, speaking; she’s got it all going on. http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2009/08/14/3-steps-to-start-author-platform-building/
The Book Designer provides a wealth of information on How to Make a Book, from cover design to typography, blogging and common errors. http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2013/06/laura-duffy/
Emma’s blog is a go-to site for all kinds of authors who care about their craft. She constantly encourages us to strive for better. http://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/2013/09/exercises-heroes-and-your-hat-check-girls-journey.html
This year’s virtual conference for indie writers provided advice and intelligence on EVERYTHING. Next one coming up Feb 24-26, 2014. Lots of great material in the archives. http://www.indierecon.org/2013/02/top-10-tips-for-successful-self.html
by JJ Marsh