Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 3/25/12

Marketing
Red Pen of Doom’s Guy Bergstrom on Media Strategy and name recognition.

Amanda Hocking

Self-publishing phenom Amanda Hocking: “A lot of authors tend to over market or they don’t take criticisms very well.” Via GalleyCat.

Children’s and YA hardcover sales up 69%, says the Association of American Publishers.

How to write that “Gotcha” book blurb, from Sharla Rae on Writers in the Storm.

Race in Fiction
On the “white default” in fiction and the racist reaction to the casting of Hunger Games’ Rue, in the New Yorker. (Via writer Kirsten Imani Kasai on Facebook.)

Amandla Stenberg

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2 Responses to Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 3/25/12

  1. Laura Drake says:

    Thanks for the link to WITS, Chris!

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