Thursday, September 15, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #55 - Aaron Shepard's Publishing Page

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.

Aaron Shepard's Publishing Page

The Business of Writing for Children: An Award-Winning Author's Tips on Writing Children's Books and Publishing Them, or How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Book for KidsIn this day and age it is quite easy to be cynical when others promote themselves. It seems everyone is hawking something. But sometimes those doing their own promotions offer plenty of free information, useful information.

Which seems to be the case with author Aaron Shepard at his website Aaron Shepard's Publishing Page.

Mr. Shepard has so much free information for writers available, across several websites, that it's difficult to know where to start. A good way to get a feel for his writing style and the type of information he offers can be found at his Blog, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

If you are interested in self publishing your works in print, you should check out Shepard's pages aboutCreateSpace and Lightning Source. If your interests are more digital, check out the article From Word to Kindle, about formatting your manuscripts for publishing through Amazon's Kindle.

If this website doesn't have enough information for you (which is hard to believe), you can always consider buying some of Shepard's Books about publishing your own works, or you can look into Other Publishing Resources.

I also highly recommend checking out Shepard's other sites, such as Shepard PublicationsAaron Shepard's Home Page, and Sales Rank Express.

Few authors offer such extensive knowledge to other writers, readers and fans, probably because they are too busy writing, but Aaron Shepard has taken the time. Some of the information he provides might seem quite basic to the more experienced, but he does keep up with changing trends within the self-publishing world, and beginners could find far worse places to learn how to get started.

Also, as Shepard has a background in children's literature which includes artwork, writers with interests in that area should definitely check out Shepard's pages.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I will check him out. I used to do more of this kind of thing too but I, to some extent, wrote myself out that way and have been seeking ever since for a new direction to my blog. Maybe one day I'll find it.