Top 10 Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Vik RubenfeldFor Writers, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Novel Publicity provides a list of top hashtags for writers to use on Twitter: 2. #amediting – …and this is for when you’re editing your work. 3. #askagent – Some agents will answer questions that are tagged with this. You are following agents, right? 4. #fridayreads – So you can tell people what you’re reading. Happens every Friday. This is a great … Read More

Etiquette for Contacting Superstar Amazon Book Reviewers

Vik RubenfeldFor WritersLeave a Comment

To me, this is whole new approach to getting your book reviewed on Amazon. Evidently there are superstar Amazon reviewers, and some of them don’t mind being contacted and asked to review your book. Hall of Fame Amazon Reviewer Dr. Bojan Tunguz tells you all about it: As a top 50 Amazon reviewer (currently #17) and a Hall of Fame … Read More

50 Rudyard Kipling Poems Discovered!

Vik RubenfeldFor Readers1 Comment

via The Guardian: A discovery in a lighter mood is a stash of comic verse that Kipling wrote on a ship sailing from Adelaide to Ceylon, which is believed to have been read aloud by the author to his fellow passengers. “It was a ship of the P&O / Put forth to sail the sea,” wrote Kipling, going on to … Read More

Joel Friedlander Launches New MS Word Templates for Self-Publishers

Vik RubenfeldFor WritersLeave a Comment

Pro designer Joel Friedlander has just launched new templates for formatting self-published books using MS Word: Well, the day is finally here. After two years planning and five months of development, I’m please to announce the grand opening of As I’ve been saying all week, this is the result of accepting the reality that many authors choose to create … Read More

Twitter Etiquette

Vik RubenfeldFor Readers, For WritersLeave a Comment

Jeff Bullas offers some excellent rules of Tweeting. I found the following two particularly useful: Rule #2 Please, please don’t use more than 3 hashtags in a tweet. If you do use three hashtags, do it sparingly. It’s just annoying. Rule #3 This rule is going to go against what most “tweeps” believe! Don’t strive for followers. Strive for engagement. … Read More

The Harry Potter Books are Getting Brand New Covers. See the First One Here.

Vik RubenfeldFor Readers1 Comment

Scholastic Reveals New Book Cover For ‘Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone’. Today, Scholastic revealed the first of seven new book covers for the Harry Potter series. The new trade paperback editions will come out in September, to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the U.S. publication of the series. The cover artist for the books is Kazu Kibuishi, who … Read More

Hilarious Reasons Publishers Rejected Harry Potter and Other Classic Best-Sellers

Vik RubenfeldFor Readers, For WritersLeave a Comment

via And did you know this? Author J.K. Rowling might have approximately all of the money now, but things didn’t start out that way. Once upon a time, Rowling was living off of government assistance, retyping complete copies of the manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to send out to publishers because she was too broke to … Read More