Booklife - Digital Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st Century Writer

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A&C Black, Jul 29, 2010 - Reference - 329 pages
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"Helps writers traverse the often difficult journey from first draft to finished product." Publishers Weekly
"One of the things that sets VanderMeer apart is his embrace of technology and media" Wired.com
The world has changed, and with it the writing life. Inaddition to crafting a novel or non-fiction work, writers must nowconsider a slew of "new media" promotion opportunities: blogs, socialnetworks, mini-feeds, and podcasts, to name just a few. Booklifewill provide you with the strategic and tactical intel to develop yourwriting career and thrive in this new environment. It exploresquestions such as How can authors use social media and theinternet? How does the new online paradigm affect authors, readers, andthe book industry? Tips of the trade culled from 25 years of experience as a writer, reviewer, editor, publisher, agent, and blogger are shared. Booklife also includes the feature 'How to Write a Novel in Two Months'.
Whether you're a beginning, intermediate, or advanced writer,self-published, published in the independent press, or by largecommercial conglomerates, this book will be of value to you and helpyou achieve your writing goals.

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User Review  - theWallflower - LibraryThing

This was a fantastic resource for someone like me whose almost in the game but not quite. It's one of the only books I've read that has more to do with the promotion/publishing game than what adverbs ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing

This is the first book I've read that tackles the problem of optimizing your relationship with the internet, as a writer. For that, and for a lot of the material in the appendixes (especially the ones ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jeff VanderMeer is an American writer, editor, reviewer and

publisher. He is the author of the best-selling novels from Bantam,

Tor, and Pan Macmillan, has won two World Fantasy Awards and has served

as a judge for the Eisner Awards. He reviews for Publishers Weekly and

he is a regular columnist for the Amazon book-culture blog. He is a

prolific blogger and user of social media and makes frequent public

appearances worldwide.

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