Linky Saturday

Whee, another week (two actually!) is gone… so here’s what I found when I came back.

The Literary Lab wonders how sincere is your writer’s face? Yes, we should be proud of our work, but often self-doubt kicks in. To this we should remember the Authors Bill of Rights (I better add that to my favorites while I’m at it, to go back to it whenever self-doubt kicks in!)!.

But then there’s a whole article on Professionalism… I created my own author page, I didn’t wait for fans to do it, but that’s all. I don’t have a web page yet, I’m only on Amazon Author Central and Goodreads and I don’t think I’m spamming all my friends with self-promotion. Am I being professional? I don’t know… and I probably don’t care. That’s what works for me. And I can write well, I can say “yes” to a solicitation (I accepted to be a guest on a blog I hold in very high esteem, although I pondered on it for much longer than I do here), and I can meet my own (or others) deadlines. So I guess I do have a professional behavior after all! πŸ˜€

More Literary Lab goodies: Adapting to the changing world (of publication): Mr Malsarn sounds a lot like me! πŸ™‚

On Clarion blog Richard Curtis tells what is, according to him, the real Kindle Killer.

Dean Wesley Smith gets a lot of feedback that he’s harsh. He’s not, and I love him for his honesty (but don’t worry, Kris, I’m NOT trying to steal your husband!). I think he’s smart and knowledgeable. And yes, writers are loosing the fight again. So here’s his summary of just about everything. Wake up, writers, it’s a brand new world and we have to discover it for ourselves! πŸ˜€

Or we might end in a bad sequel to JAWS… and check Kristine Kathryn Rusch history of the business, or writing like it’s 1999. Or listen to New York Bestseller Michael Stackpole saying almost the same thing as Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

And then, once you’re indie, if you won’t succeed, just check back with Joe Konrath to see why… and what works in promo for ebooks.

Oh, and I discovered I love Smashwords with loads of interesting technical stuff for indies and other things… I so love Smashwords too that I might eventually become a contributor myself! πŸ˜€ Now I’ll be struggling with how to upload a graphic novel on Smashwords for the rest of the weekend… 😦


  1. So glad you like I Love Smashwords! We’ve seen some hits coming in from your blog so I wanted to come over and say hi. πŸ™‚ I will add your link to my blog roll at my own website – I didn’t know mine was on yours. Thanks for appreciating what we do, and for that fantastic excerpt you let me post on indiebookslist. πŸ™‚

    We’re running a brand new thing at I Love Smashwords this Sunday called “Kitchen Sink Sunday.” It’s going to be a big list of links and coupons – no pictures, no descriptions. The blog’s so new that I don’t know how it’ll go over yet. Let me know if you want to contribute.

    Thanks again, Barb!!


    • Well, it was great discovering I Love Smashwords on the Smashwords page and then discovering YOU were behind it! I swear you’re on my TBR list! πŸ˜€
      I loved those articles you’ve posted so far (I’m an Open Office user, so I might comment on that one too…) and will check the Sunday thing.
      Whenever I’m ready to say how much I love Smashwords, I’ll let you know! πŸ™‚
      Great job!


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