Nuggets for March

This is a great post about the cost of self publishing, but what I find really interesting is the pricing philosophy at the end
http://www.chancefortunato.com/zompoc-survivor-blog/the-other-cost-of-self-publishing-or-how-to-do-it-all-wrong-and-still-get-it-right

I sometimes need permission to do things in ways other than what's recommended by "best practices." This post has things to say about content editors that I already suspected, so if you're wondering if you really need a content editor, this is a post you need to read.
http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2015/01/17/in-defense-of-editing/

This appeared via Passive Guy a while back, but it's worth reminding everyone that you can widen your audience by working with another writer
https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/how-to-win-sales-and-influence-algorithms/

Jodi Henley has a good post about blurb writing
http://jodihenley.blogspot.com/2015/02/writing-blurbs-and-short-synopsis.html

I came across this post by Chuck Wendig that's thought provoking about what it really means to write strong female characters
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/02/16/how-strong-female-characters-still-end-up-weak-and-powerless-or-do-they-pass-the-action-figure-test/

God forbid any of us ever experiences someone sending a DMCA to Amazon or any of our other retailers, claiming to own the rights to our works, but if it should happen, this site explains succinctly how to file a counter claim.
http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/responding-dmca-takedown-notice-targeting-your-content

I recently had a problem with visitors to this site getting redirected to a commercial site. Eventually, I figured out it was the Mailchimp gadget I added causing the problem. I don't understand why or how that would be the case, but it certainly put me off using their services. So if I needed an alternative. Here's what I found. (And if anyone has anything to say about these business, please leave a comment.)
http://blog.capterra.com/top-10-mailchimp-alternatives-small-business-email-marketing/

1 comment:

  1. The counter claim link is very handy in particular.

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