Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 12/25/11

Publishing
Nate Hoffelder, on The Digital Reader, giving up on defending Amazon’s business practices: Amazon Caught Bullying Suppliers (Again). (via Jackie Blem on Facebook.)

Sarah Green, Harvard Business Review: Amazon Should Partner With Independent Bookstores.

Writer LJ Sellers on the Crime Fiction Collection, speculating whether Amazon is taking on the role of ‘curation’ in pointing out editing flaws in self-published books.

Self-Publishing
Writer Bob Mayer’s Ten Daring Predictions for 2012 From the Indie Author Trenches.

Writer David Gaughran: The Self-Publishing Year in Review.

Social Media
Rachel Thompson, blogging about how she shakes her social media groove and the success of her books this year.

Justine Musk: How To Flunk Social Media + Lose Me as a Potential True Fan. (via Jami Gold on twitter.)

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2 Responses to Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 12/25/11

  1. Amazon Should Partner with Independent Bookstores.
    Considering Amazon is starting new physical publishing ventures, it would make basic sense to sell their new paper books in as many stores as possible. Particularly in Indie stores that have a real, vested interest in promoting books that big chain stores do not.

    The indie stores get to sell the physical books, and Amazon gets free (dedicated, local) promotion. Everyone wins. 😀

    Like

    • Chris Devlin says:

      Daven,
      I thought this was a really interesting idea, too, and it’s too bad Amazon is so cutthroat and would never consider it.

      Like

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