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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Writing. Publicity. Marketing. Oh My!



Within the past decade, the world of book publishing has forever changed.  Ebooks now outpace paper.  Independent authors have taken a battering ram to the gates of the once impenetrable publishing empire.  According to reports, literary agencies have scaled back – changed their methods.  As a result, authors (debut and established) wear a variety of hats:  sales & marketing, public relations expert, booking agent, and, oh yeah, writer.

During this sea change, websites are battling for attention with paid and even free services.  Places where you can list your book.  Places where you can hire an editor or proofreader.  Places where you can hire an artist for your book cover.

Below is a short list of websites that offer these services.  These are just a few that caught my eye – none should be viewed as an endorsement.  Without a doubt, there are many, many more.  Want me to add your service to my list.  Contact me a dean1@centurytel.net.  Or simply respond below.

Books Listings/Promoters:

Editing Services:

Author Forums:

Author Listings:

Book Covers:

Marketing Considerations:

Reviewers: