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Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.

 

Currently reading

A Dance of Blades
David Dalglish
Progress: 10 %
For Love of Mother-Not (Pip and Flinx Adventure Series #1)
Alan Dean Foster
By a Thread (Elemental Assassin #6)
Jennifer Estep
Biting Cold
Chloe Neill
The Unyielding
Shelly Laurenston
Progress: 100 %
Wings of Fire
Alma Alexander
Progress: 100 %

Favorite Book Quotes


"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of possible interest to my author friends. (includes links to legal forms and spreadsheets)

The Rational Writer: Nuts and Bolts - Mindy Klasky

So, this just showed up in a search at my public library's ebook loans (overdrive).  The author is both traditionally and self-published.  Synopsis on back of book says:

"The Rational Writer: Nuts and Bolts is the first step-by-step guide to project management for writers, and it's equally suited to independent authors who self-publish their own books and traditional authors with publishing contracts from large or small presses. USA Today bestselling author and attorney Mindy Klasky shares more than 20 years of publishing experience to help writers spend more time writing books and less time managing business details. This nuts and bolts guide includes links to actual spreadsheets and legal forms, available for download and personalization.

 

Topics include:

 

Strategic Planning for Success: Defining a mission statement, setting precise goals, developing concrete strategies, and implementing specific actions to build your career.


Time Management for Success: Quantifying time allocation, identifying challenges to time management, and creating a tactical plan to meet all deadlines for print and ebook publication.


Tracking Data for Success: Identifying metadata for successful promotion of books and tracking those metadata across multiple books, series, and genres.


Quantifying Career Success: Monitoring freelance income, recording business deductions, and tracking books sold.


Specialized Issue in Successful Publishing: Executing rapid-release publishing for a series and creating and marketing multi-author boxed sets.


It's your writing career. Make the most of it!"

 

Didn't show up at my library but she also wrote:

 

The Rational Writer: A to Z - Mindy Klasky  The Rational Writer: A to Z - Mindy Klasky  

"A survey of modern publishing from A to Z, with exclusive career planning prompts.

 

The Rational Writer: A to Z is equally suited to up-and-coming independent authors who self-publish their own books and traditional authors with hopes of landing a publishing contract with a large or small press. USA Today bestselling author and attorney Mindy Klasky shares more than 20 years of publishing experience to help writers plan their careers.

 

This A to Z guide includes discussions of basic topics, encouraging authors to explore their own thoughts about what they write and how they want to be published.

 

Topics include:

 

• Critique groups
• Editing
• Health
• Networking and Social Media
• Query letters
• Synopses
• And much, much more"