Friday, August 26, 2011

9 Best Articles This Week for Writers 8/26/11

A Quick Request

It came to my attention this week that Goodreads, which provides a wonderful service for both readers and authors, will let anyone add a book, and let them rate it, even if the book isn't available in anything except manuscript form. According to Goodreads, this is valid--people can use the rating system any way they wish, including adding a star or two before a book comes out as a sort of bookmark to express interest. Unfortunately, the rating system doesn't numerically distinguish between these uses. A few of us suggested to Goodreads that they add an "Available for Rating" field or some other mechanism to help separate prepub interest from post-release ratings, but they were disinclined. If you would like to see this happen to help create an even fairer rating system, please consider signing the petition to give the request more weight.

Thanks very much!

Martina

After the Sale
Book Reviews
Congrats!
Contests
Craft
Critiquing
Inspiration
Issues, News, and Trends
Just for Smiles
Self-editing
Social Media
To Market
Other Weekly Round-Ups:
Did we miss anything? Anyone? Please leave a comment!

Happy reading and joyous writing,

Martina, Marissa and Clara

9 comments:

  1. Fantastic links!! So great to be back on Monday after a summer of fun with my family. :)

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  2. Thanks for the great links. And for reminding me to sign the petition. Just did it. Thanks for making it easy to do to.

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  3. So much great stuff this week! Checking out a bunch of links now. :) Thanks!

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  4. As always, another great round of links. Thanks so much!

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  5. Thanks for including my "10 Tips for Attacking FIrst Drafts"! However, can I ask a favour? In your sidebar, you've got me listed as "Elizabeth Antonelli". Could you change that to "Elspeth"? Thanks so much.

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  6. Swimming in the linkies! Doing the backstroke! Enjoying the flow of info across my brain! Thanks a ton for your compilation. :)

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  7. Thanks so much for this delicious pile of linkage, and thanks for the mention!

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  8. Great list, as always! I also have my list of Top 15 Query Letter "Don'ts" -- http://writeupmylife.com/2011/08/24/top-fifteen-query-donts/

    and a post on whether to put pitches or writing samples on your blog: http://writeupmylife.com/2011/08/25/my-new-books-page/

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  9. This is the great post here..and well good thinking of this one..

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