New week, new stuff

opendoorKeeping abreast of new developments is important, but so is gathering information now to use  later, as is thinking about how how you dealt with challenges and what inspired you. Today, I’m giving you one of each.

The new development
Now I’m really pleased with my publishing services provider SilverWood Books who do the whole publishing thing for me, but I’m aware that in this age of multiple choice there are new pathways to publication being built all the time.

This morning, Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn fame signposted a very informative interview with Robin Cutler of IngramSpark, the new integrated print and ebook manufacturing and distribution platform. This is more for those hands-on self publishers, but an interesting development.

Here’s The Independent Publishing Magazine‘s take on it.

The new store of information
And while we’re there, Joanna has just published How to Market a Book From the product description: “Here are some short-term tactics for those who want to kick up immediate sales, but the focus of the book is more about instilling values and marketing principles that will help your long-term career as a writer.

New thoughts about challenges and inspiration
And here are some new thoughts from me about the challenges and inspirations when writing a novel in an interview I did yesterday.

What are your thoughts for the new week?

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