I still remain too busy to do much blogging but wanted to stop in for a quick drive by. This weekend I took a trip up to New York to attend the Indie Book Event. I'll write up several things I learned there but I wanted to mention two highlights.
First is the Indie Book Collective which did two presentations at the event both of which were very top notch. The speakers were: Amber Scott, Carolyn McCray, and Rachel Thompson. I've taken a quick first pass look at their site and I think there is a lot of good information there. I'm going to go through the whole thing and report more later - but in general it looks like they have Tutorials, Workshops, and they podcast on Blog Talk Radio. Just based off of their presentations I think there will be a lot of good information there.
They also have written a book: Dollars and Sense (The Definitive Guide to Self-publishing Success) It's just $2.99 for kindle so I downloaded it. I've only read a very small fraction of it while traveling back but what I saw there looked good.
The other was a "fan moment" I had when I met, in person, Lori of The Next Best Book Club (TNBBC). This my absolute favorite group on Goodreads and is a perfect example of a well run group on this fantastic site. I met so many great people through TNBBC but have not been able to spend much time there lately as I've been so busy with Michael and the other Ridan authors. If you are not involved at goodreads - you should be and be sure to join her group.
I was delighted to discover she does a blog that reviews self-published literary fiction. Michael wrote a great novel called A Burden to the Earth that I'm not sure what to do with. With the vast reading experience she has, I'd love to hear what she thinks about it and she agreed to do some Beta Reading of it.
Okay that's it for me I have to get back to editing. I'll try to get something more substantial up soon.