Indie Epublished Authors: Here is a List of Go-To Sites for Epublishing Industry News

TGIF, WG2E-Land!

Many of you have emailed me to ask how I stay “in-the-know” about our Epublishing and Indie Epublishing Industry.

So, here is my list of The Top 10 Epublishing Industry News Sites:

1. The WG2E :-)

***I learn sooo much from all of my fellow WG2E Team Members as well as from all of you commenting with us here in WG2E-Land.

2. Digital Book World

***WG2E Team Member Bob Mayer blogs here as well. :-)

3. Joe Konrath’s Blog (A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing)

***This is the first blog I began reading on Indie Epublishing, and it’s one of the reasons I began my own Indie Epublishing Journey. :-)

4. Bob Mayer’s Blog (Write It Forward)

***Bob and Jen both have fabulous, up to the moment scoop on the Indie Epublishing Industry and how to approach your journey as a business in today’s multi-media world. If you want “to be elite…and not ordinary,” as Bob would say, he’ll show you how to do it. :-)

5. I Love My Kindle

***Also a blog by one of our very own WG2E Team Members, the fabulous Bufo Calvin. I read Bufo to learn all-things Amazon and Kindle. :-)

6. Mark Coker’s Smashwords Blog

***I just reported on the type of terrific scoop I get from Mark earlier this week when I let y’all know about Apple now being available (via Smashwords) in 50 countries. WooHooo!!! :-)

7. HuffPost Books

***I’m a HUGE Huffington Post fan, and their Books Section has cutting edge stories on hot topics in publishing. I definitely don’t always agree with the slants of their articles, but they do report all sides of the issues. This week, for example, they reported on the Penguin-Random House deal. :-)

8. The Passive Voice

***PG (Passive Guy) is an attorney, specializing in intellectual property rights and has fabulous legal analysis on all-things publishing. :-)

9. David Gaughran’s Blog (Let’s Get Digital)

***David always has an interesting take on today’s Epublishing hot topics. :-)

10. Seth Godin’s Blog

***If you want to learn Purple Cow Marketing and how to use it to reach readers, then Seth’s your guy! He’s my Go-To Marketing Guy!!! :-)

Okay, WG2E-Land…That’s my list! Please share with us all of the sites you use to stay in-the-know about our Indie Epublishing World…

The Best of Epublishing Wishes — D. D. Scott

D. D. Scott is an Amazon and Barnes and Noble Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Comedy and Humorous Mystery Author. She’s also a Writer’s Go-To-Gal for Muse Therapy and Indie Epublishing, the Co-Founder of The WG2E- The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing, and the Founder of The RG2E – The Reader’s Guide to E-publishing.  You can get all the scoop on her, her books, her Online Classes and Live Workshops, plus juicy tidbits too from her new cyber home…D. D. Scott-ville.

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Comments

  1. Very handy list, D.D.! I’m aware of some but not all of these. Thanks!

  2. Sibel Hodge says:

    Fabulous. I’ve book-marked this! There were some on here I wasn’t aware of. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  3. Alison Pensy says:

    Thanks, D.D. I was aware of a couple but will definitely check out the others. Thanks for sharing :-)

  4. Tamara Ward says:

    Thanks, D.D.! Fantastic list; thanks for sharing it!

  5. Monica Davis says:

    DD…Thanks for the “go to” list…WG2E tops the charts for a wealth of info! I’ve used several of these because they were suggested here…bought my Kindle after reading Bufo’s blog.

    There is another I’ve used from time to time —

    http://webbiegrrl.blogspot.com/

  6. Julie Day says:

    I have read most of these. I particularly like Bob Mayer and David Gaughran. I have just checked out the new one Monica mentioned and subscribed to that.

  7. Thanks for the great list!

  8. Great info, D.D.! Thank you so much!!

  9. Fab list!! One thing I’m doing for “time contorl” is narrowing down what I’m reading online to trying to spend time reading only the best of the best. This list helps a lot! I’m familiar with all but one, so that confirms what I’m doing is probably okay.

    I would add http://www.thebookdesigner.com to this list. I’ve learned so much from Joel Friedlander–especially as I was deciding to take the DIY path. I learned about typefaces and covers (I just entered my debut ebook cover of HOMECOMING–fingers crossed for positive feedback in his monthly cover competition!).

    But, and I’m not just saying this for brownie points, WG2E is my fave source. I share many posts with my online writing group, all who are in the process of jumping onto the ebook path–many who are multi-published in traditional publishing. Thanks for ALL you do!!

    • oops….”control” (sorry about that!)

      • D.D. Scott says:

        Yayyy, Janet! I’m thrilled you’re luuuvvvin’ The WG2E and sharin’ that love! Thanks bunches!!! Nothin’ beats Writers Helping Writers Reach Readers.

        I’m with you too in that I have just so much time to be online. And I hoped to accomplish with this post exactly what you said…to help you narrow down where to spend the limited time you have to find the scoop you need.

        And thanks too for the addition of The Book Designer! I’ll check it out!!!

  10. Thanks for the Indie Road Map, D.D.

  11. Thanks, DeeDee! I followed the ones that had subscribe by email. Wish the ones who don’t have that feature would add it.

    • D.D. Scott says:

      I like to put ‘em all in my Google Reader too, Stacey! That way, I just have to go to one spot to catch ‘em all, and it automatically updates as soon as each site has a new post!

  12. A couple of sites that I would like to recommend are Catherine Ryan Howard’s “Catherine, Caffeinated” http://catherineryanhoward.com/ , and Joanna Penn’s The Creative Penn http://www.thecreativepenn.com/. Catherine and Joanna are both veteran indie authors and their sites are full of posts on how-to and advice.
    Thanks so much for providing the list above, DD. There are several that I am going to bookmark and follow. There’s only so much time in a day, and we have to spend it wisely!

    • D.D. Scott says:

      Only so much time, indeed, Dianne! And thanks sooo much for recommending Catherine and Joanna’s blogs. I’ve read Joanna’s but not Catherine’s. Heading over there now! Cheers to you and thanks again for sharing these additional sites! :-)

  13. Christina says:

    I also like Kristen Lamb and Dean Wesley Smith. So much great information out there.

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