Thursday, September 29, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #61 - Authopublisher

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


There are plenty of so-called self-publishing experts out there. They can tell you all about their years of experience, about all the books they have published, and usually they can give you a list a mile long of all their accolades. Ivin Viljoen of the Authopublisher blog is not one of those experts. His big claim to fame is he wrote a novel in three days, then self published it within two weeks.

You might be thinking, "Okay, that's a big accomplishment for Ivin, but why should the rest of us pay attention to him?"

Good question.

The answer is simple: Because Ivin seems to know what he's doing.

There's also the fact this blog keeps up with all kinds of self-publishing news, and not just the obvious stuff like book reviews and new e-readers, etc. Ivin also covers a fair amount of technology and other events that can be quite helpful to writers though at first they might not appear to be directly tied to writing. For instance, he has posts about apps, marketing ideas, etc.

The blog covers plenty of news pertaining to Publishing, plus there are Writing Tips and a How-to's section that covers some basics for beginners.

One of the things I like best about this blog is the author doesn't hesitate to report and try new promotions ideas. You can read a lot of familiar, same-old-same-old stuff at plenty of different sites online, but Ivin's blog stretches things to the often unexpected, giving fresh ideas for writers.

It's worth your time to check out.

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