Monday, April 25, 2016

U is for Understanding

Understanding publishing seems a bit like this, doesn't it?

As in understanding how all this works... the systems. Self publishing. Traditional publishing... So I'm not asking you to explain it all to me, as this ever changing game is way too big for that, but I am asking for your best sources.


What websites, blogs, newsletters help you the most to maintain a understanding of this industry—for knowing the trends, the dos and don'ts, the tricks that help and the pitfalls to avoid. What helps you understand?

7 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I get daily updates from Book Business Insight, which covers a lot of news and topics.

Jan Morrison said...

I'm such a useless pal for you on this theme - but I loves ya and have your back. Remember not to get too caught up in the biz and remember that good writing will out!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Other authors help me the most. As for a website, well, the IWSG, right?

Arlee Bird said...

Just when I think I understand anything, something comes along to confuse my thinking. I'm not sure that I really understand anything at all.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Jess said...

I honestly get a lot of help from bloggers! Experience in the publishing world is also a great way to learn!

Yolanda Renee said...

I've no idea, I tried the Thunderclap and am still begging for support. I know nothing, or how to make it work for me! When you figure it out, please share!

Helena said...

I'm useless at sources, but like other commenters here I've been helped by bloggers. And the publishing world is still changing so much it's like that old Hollywood saying about how and why movies get made: "Nobody knows anything."