Indie author group posts roundup for 19th March

Every week day, one of the happy moderators (ahem) will be rounding up the news that’s appeared on the group, giving their own opinions and talking about what’s best about what’s been going on in thecommunity- and anything to watch for.

All opinions are that of the moderator doing the roundup, not the group as a whole.

Monday 19th March –

How to Deal with Writers Effectively in One Easy Lesson – short answer? Pay fairly.Given the historical problems freelancers have with being paid, and being taken seriously, this article talks about respect for writers. Which is always a good thing 🙂Can You Self-Publish Your Way to a Big Deal? Guest Post from Lindsay Buroker – is it possible to use your self publishing projects as a sort of slush pile? Yes you can. It’s sort of like replacing ‘small press’ with ‘self publishing in the feed that is ‘getting the deal of your dreams’. Whether your dream is self publishing, or moving onto other things.Your Brain on Fiction – here comes the science part. Basically, this article explains why engaging someone is better than narrating at them. If you can talk to them, and imagine with them, it’s better – for your book, and their brain – to ‘show’ rather than tell. The comments on the group show that newbies would probably benefit from articles on show versus tell.Loaning your kindle books – not sure if you can do it in the UK yet 😉

CreateSpace offers digital proofing – great news for those of us worried about proofing our books before sending them to the press.

And on the site…

We added several new pages in the last 24 hours – check the header 😉

Kai Wilson-Viola writes under various names, and in all genres. Co-founder and webmistress of the IAG site, she writes content on request of members.
She has written several books including the Ten Hour Marketing Plan and 12x12 - tutorials for social media.
When not writing, she can be found maintaining sites, designing themes, managing a charity called the Less than Three foundation, gaming, knitting or reading.

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