As I said in my Plans and Goals and Stuff post, Sunday mornings is when I read my way through all the interesting tidbits I’ve come upon during the week: tweets I’ve marked as favorite, Google Reader posts I’ve starred and articles I’ve mailed myself links to while waiting out an ad break. Then I add the ones I think everyone else might find interesting to Buffer, so they get tweeted during the week. (Note: I tweet what I think is interesting, not necessarily what I agree with.) But I thought that this year, I would pick the cream of the crop for a little Sunday morning link fest, so you have something to read with your coffee too…
This week’s coffee shot is brought to you by the Le Meridien hotel in Monte Carlo. A terrace with a view of the sea, good coffee AND adorable cups—and all in a country with the world’s highest number of Formula 1 drivers per capita…
Onto this week’s tweets…
Write Your Novel – Staying Motivated bit.ly/YQHdoT
— Novelicious(@Novelicious) February 11, 2013
How To Write More And Create A Daily Writing Habit bit.ly/WdkanR
— Joanna Penn (@thecreativepenn) February 12, 2013
— David Carnoy (@DavidCarnoy) February 14, 2013
— Duolit SelfPub Team (@duolit) February 13, 2013
— Emily Y (@EmilyWhyy) February 12, 2013
My favorite tweet this week was not a link to anything, but a retort I’m SO using the next time someone admonishes me for being Christmas crazy when I don’t believe in God:
“How can you celebrate Christmas if you don’t believe in God?!”"Err, how can you celebrate Valentines when nobody likes you?”
— David Ames (@semadivad) February 12, 2013
Here on Catherine, Caffeinated this week, we asked the question: if last year’s biggest selling writers don’t tweet, blog or Facebook, then why do I have to? [Groan], which is actually my thoughts on the Gillian Flynn agent interview above. You can read that blog post here.
In other news, the lovely girls of Duolit have a present for you this week. Their offering you a PDF copy of The Weekend Book Marketing Makeover in exchange for sharing it online or signing up to their mailing list (which, if you’re not familiar with their blog, is totally worth doing anyway). It’s really extensive—and, because you know how I like things to look pretty, very nicely designed inside—and promises to bust marketing myths, help you find new readers, gain self-promotion confidence and learn how to fit this book promotion business into your daily life without sacrificing too much writing time. I’ve read it and it’s really worth a read, if not a study. To get your copy, click here or on the image above.
Actual book-filled room at Faber Academy where Bring Your Book To Market takes place…
Finally, Bring Your Book To Market, the 3-day course Ben Johncock and I are doing at London’s Faber Academy, is this Friday. (And the reason why I’ll have my head stuck in a PowerPoint Presentation this entire week…) It takes place in a beautiful, book-filled room in Faber & Faber in Bloomsbury, and I think there’s a couple of places left if you’d like to attend. I do a whole day on self-publishing, and then Ben does two days on everything social media, right from the ground up. Last year we had all sorts of attendees, from those just considering self-publishing to a traditionally published author who wanted to get her backlist out there. You can find out more about it here.
And then the weekend after that, I’m doing How To Self-Publish for The Inkwell Group, which is just me, all me, for an entire day in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, in the lovely Royal St. George Yacht Club. You can find out more about that here, and read about my other upcoming events on my News Page.
Until this time next week, when I’ll be having my morning coffee somewhere VERY exciting indeed…
(Ooh, the mystery!)