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Monday, December 7, 2015

Publishing 101



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Dear Aspiring Writer,

This is a collection of links from my blog that could aid you in the process of publishing your first novel from beginning to end. There are also marketing tips and help on how to build your author platform. 

For writing tips on character development, stages of a novel, editing, and more got to How to Write a Novel.

If you're looking for specific help on certain scenes or characters , check out the lists on my Writing About page.

Enjoy!


PUBLISHING:

How to Build a Platform – Tips on how to get your name out there and build an audience.

Blogging 101 – All you need to know about starting a blog.

Using a Pen Name – This article discusses pen names. I use one. :)

Author Photo Tips – Need an author photo? I’ve got tips to help you get a good one.

Save Your Work! – Don’t ever risk losing your hard work again!

Writer's Etiquette – What you need to know when dealing with agents, editors, and writers. This article will give you advice on things NOT to do.

How to Get Publishing Credentials – Sometimes it’s not easy to do, so I am offering tips.

How to Write an Author Bio – Yes, you even need one when you’re a new writer.

How to Write a Query Letter – All writers will eventually have to craft the dreaded query.

How to Write a Synopsis – And the dreaded synopsis. These articles will tell you what you need to know to accomplish both tasks.

How to Handle Rejection – When you start submitting, you’ll most likely get rejections. But that’s okay!

Blurbs, Taglines, and Loglines OH MY! – This article provides everything you need to know to create blurbs, taglines and loglines.

How to Create an Author Tagline – The best authors have one! And you should too!

Dedications and Acknowledgements – Need help writing the dedication and acknowledgement pages for your books?

Working with a Cover Artist – Here are a few things to keep in mind when you work with a cover artist.

Working with an Editor – Yes, they are human. And I’m giving tips to help you not to make a mistake when working with one.

How to do a Cover Reveal – Need help orchestrating a cover reveal?

Preparing for Release Day – There’s a lot you need to do to prepare for your book’s release. I am giving a list of some things for you to remember.

Write Your Next Book – While you wait to get one book published, write another!

3 R’s Rank, Ratings, and Reviews – I’m giving advice on how to deal with the 3 R’s.

Tax Deductions – I’m giving a list of possible deductions all writers can take advantage of.


MARKETING:

How to Create an Author Facebook Page – Clueless about Facebook pages! This article will help you create an awesome page and engage with your followers.

How to Set Up a Blog Tour – Want to do a blog tour? I’m offering ideas and tips to help you get it done.

How to Create a Press Kit – Not everyone has one, but you should consider making one so information about you and your books is easily accessible by the people who need it.

Book Release Party – Party time! This article is full of advice on how to throw a Facebook party.

How to Promote Free Days – Is your book going to be free on Amazon? Make the post of it with these tips.

Easy Ways to Promote Your Book – I’ve tested these out myself.

Getting Reviews – We all want reviews, so here's how to get them.

How to Create a Website - An author website needs certain tools for it to be effective.  

How to Design a Business Card – Tips on how to design a good calling card. 

Twitter for Writers - All you need to know to join Twitter.

Instagram for Writers - 20 Instagram Ideas - Tips on how to utilize this photo app.

How to Create a Newsletter - Author newsletters can build readership.





XOXO,


Chrys Fey 

56 comments:

  1. You've been busy. Thanks for all you do to encourage other authors.
    Play off the Page

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    1. Aw. And thanks for visiting my blog, Mary. :)

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  2. I'm bookmarking this page. I do need help on several of these issues.

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  3. Remember many indeed at your feed, lots of great tips for sure.

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    1. Yup, you commented on probably every post. :)

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  4. Lots of great tips! I think I've already bookmarked a few of those pages for future reference :)

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  5. Oh, boy. Thanks for all the links. Think I'll be reading some of them today.

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    1. That's great! I hope they offer you new info. :)

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  6. Great list, Chrys! Thanks for putting these links all in one place. :)

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  7. Some excellent links here. You've done a lot of good posts that are helpful to authors.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  8. Look at you Miss Helpful. I clicked two...three.

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    1. LOL! I hope the links you clicked on were useful to you. :)

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  9. Wealth of information here :) Someone could come away quite knowledgeable after visiting all these links :)

    betty

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  10. That's a lot of great links you've put together. I've visited many of them before but not all of them.

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    1. Thanks, Susan! You're one of my most frequent visitors. :D

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  11. Thank you so much for this post, Chrys! I've bookmarked this page for future reference :)

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  12. These are great resources for writers at every stage! I can only imagine how long it took to pull them all together in one post.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie-Anne! It did take awhile. :)

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  13. Although I am not a novellist I took note of many thing and tips you wrote about as I've almost finshed my 4th poetry book.
    Yvonne.

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  14. There are never enough helpful sources, Chrys. Thanks.

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  15. How thoughtful to share your tips again around the holidays - kinda like creative stocking stuffers! The Tax deduction list deserves a gold bow :-)

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    1. Creative stocking stuffers...I like that!. ;)

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  16. You are the online Angel of Writers. I'm referring folks to you all the time. Wonderful job, Chrys!

    Happy holidays, dear friend!

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    1. Aw. Thank you so much, Cherdo! Happy Holidays! :)

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  17. This should be one of your pages on this blog. Useful links.

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  18. I'm bookmarking this page. Thanks for gathering and sharing this wealth of information.

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  19. So much great information and advice you have given. You must have contributed to the book Alex asked everyone to..um...contribute to.

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    1. I did contribute to the book with publishing and writing advice. :)

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  20. I see there are far more links to pitching and promoting the thing than there are for writing it - quite right too as I've discovered the writing is the easy bit.

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    1. That's also because this is for publishing. I have another page about writing a novel. :)

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  21. Hi Chrys - what a great list with lots of links - we all need help and advice, while we need to be prepared to think and work on what we're weak at. So useful - cheers Hilary

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    1. Figuring out where our weaknesses lie is always important.

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  22. Thanks for gathering them all together. Now I only need one bookmark. hehehe

    Anna from Elements of Writing

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    1. That was my goal. One bookmark instead of ten or more. ;)

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  23. I've read a lot of these already, there seem to be a few more I need to read up on. I too shall have to bookmark this. Geez! This is starting to remind me it's almost time for my annual "Best Of" blog post.

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    1. I have my Best of Write with Fey post coming up next Monday...with my first rant. :)

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    2. Looking forward to the r.a.n.t.
      I'm already working on mine.
      I'm going to do another fun one. Haven't done a fun one in awhile.
      Then Tuesday I have a new music battle, and I've been getting back to my writing and reading. FINALLY finished Hurricane Crimes.
      Loved the story and ended up wanting more.

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  24. This is a great post, even for people who have already published. I'm definitely going to check out your tutorial on how to write a synopsis. :)

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    1. Oh, dear. Synopsises are beasts. I hope my advice on them helps you.

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  25. What a fabulous round up Chrys! All the references and resources you have put out there for us is amazing. A big thank you to you!!

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    1. Aw. You're welcome, Lisa. And thank you to you too! :)

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  26. Great links, Chrys. You've always got so many helpful posts. :)

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