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Class Resources

Here you can find links and recommended reading lists for the classes I teach. I will try to leave each class's sections up indefinitely (unless eventually I run out of room and this page becomes unweildy). I rotate the lists so my current classes are up top, so if you don't immediately find what you're looking for, just scroll down.

Book Publishing and Marketing Seminar

Publishing/Author Resources

Hannah's Quick and Dirty Guide to Publishing

Kindle Direct Publishing

Writer Beware

Publishers Marketplace

  • They have a great free newsletter that is worth signing up for; this is also a great place to hunt for agents and editors by searching for comps (books and authors similar to you) and seeing who edited/represented them

 Publishers Weekly (PW)

  • Flagship trade publication; good start for news on anything industry related

Shelf Awareness

  • Another great free newsletter, they provide a bit more creative insight into non-traditional publishing and marketing methods than PW

Writers Guild of America East (WGA)

Romance Writers of America (RWA)

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)

 

Marketing Resources 

Everybody's Right (And Wrong) About Book Marketing

Why You Shouldn't Pander

  • The two blog posts above, by me, sum up a lot of the marketing philosophy we'll be exploring in class: the idea that book marketing is about building community, not traditional salesmanship

Please Shut Up: Why Self-Promotion as an Author Doesn't Work

  • This is the blog post I mentioned, by YA author Delilah Dawson. I recommend reading her follow-up post as well, which is linked at the bottom of this one

Google AdWords

Facebook Advertising

GoodReads Advertising

MailChimp

Constant Contact

  • MailChimp and Constant Contact are two of the most popular small business, "self-service" email marketing services. If your personal email list is more than 40 people, I recommend using one of these rather than BCCing everyone.

American Marketing Association Dictionary of Marketing Terms

  • In class, I recommend everyone read the full, detailed analytics reports on any ad campaign or email campaign they do. I know those reports can be full of confusing terminology and acronyms; here's a good online dictionary to use to start educating yourself on marketing terms and concepts.

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

  • Leading e-book self-publishing platform

Createspace

  • A KDP partner, this service allows you to release a paperback version of your self-published book