Posts Tagged Writer’s Digest
Should you serialise your novel on Kindle… like I did? The results of my launch experiment
Posted by Roz Morris @Roz_Morris in Book marketing, How to write a book, interactivity, Kindle, My Memories of a Future Life, self-publishing on October 5, 2011
About a month ago, I launched My Memories of a Future Life on Kindle in 4 parts. A Dickensian adventure in serialisation, rekindled for the ebook generation.
I had great fun and plenty of hair-tearing. For instance, it was never clear exactly how long the Kindle store would take to make the episodes live, so I had to publish days in advance and keep them quiet until the witching hour. (Some of you still seemed to find them…) My computer was starting to look like a duplication hallucination with multiple covers, textfiles and whatnot.
But was it a good idea? If you’re releasing an ebook, should you serialise too? Today Jane Friedman has invited me to her blog to tell all.
Not that Jane?
Jane is a former publisher at Writer’s Digest and a prolific and respected speaker on writing, publishing, and the future of media, including South by Southwest, BookExpo America, and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Her expertise has been featured by sources such as NPR’s Morning Edition, Publishers Weekly, GalleyCat, PBS, The Huffington Post, and Mr. Media. She has consulted with a range of nonprofits, businesses, and creative professionals, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Work Fund, and the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. It says it all that one of her nicknames is ‘Not-that Jane’.
Before I started, I wondered in a blog post if serialising my novel would be genius or plain dumb. Come to Jane’s blog, where I confess all…
3 ways to try My Memories of a Future Life: Read a sample on Kindle, or on Bookbuzzr – or I can read it to you
How I got my agent – guest post at Guide To Literary Agents
Posted by Roz Morris @Roz_Morris in Interviews on February 19, 2011
I’ve been guesting again. Today I’m at Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide To Literary Agents. Chuck is an editor for Writer’s Digest Books, a playwright and the author of How To Survive A Garden Gnome Attack. I’m thrilled to bits to be featured today, talking about my search for that holy grail, agently representation.
Getting an agent isn’t easy. Some people query for a year and feel they’ve reached the end of the line.
Me? A year is nothing.
Hop on over and see. As a bonus, if you comment on the post there, you’ll be entered in a draw to win a print copy of Nail Your Novel.