Wow! When is the last time I did one of these?
::Checks old posts::
Seeing as they’re often what brings in new readers, that’s not very smart of me, is it?
Anyway, I woke up to find this GREAT article over at Chuck Wendig’s blog by Michael R. Underwood. Michael has experience on both side of the publishing industry (he’s written the very funny Geekomancy series, and works in marketing for Angry Robot), and here he shares lots of information people SHOULD know, but don’t know about the publishing industry. I think what impressed me the most about this article is how he manages to go a step beyond what most “tips for aspiring writer” posts do, and manages to do it in a way in which is both entertaining, and informative. This entry not only taught me a lot of important information, but it also hits on certain of misconceptions I see being thrown around by less informed, but very vocal, aspiring writers or self pubbers (case in point, #2- No One at the Publishers Hate You). If you’re thinking about getting serious about publishing, you should really check this article out.