Industry News Updates -- October 19, 2015

Good morning!  Here are some great industry and craft posts from last week.  Enjoy!

 

Is your story idea mediocre?

http://janefriedman.com/2014/10/17/story-idea-mediocre/

 

Getting past the bookstore barrier:

http://thoughtcatalog.com/porter-anderson/2014/10/getting-past-the-bookstore-barrier-freethy-and-ingram-go-into-print/

 

How to be an effective author entrepreneurs:

http://janefriedman.com/2014/10/14/author-entrepreneurs/

 

Do you know the difference between story concept and story premise?

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2014/10/story-concept.html

 

Current contract negotiation points:

http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2014/10/14/the-great-debate-an-agent-and-editor-discuss-the-latest-in-contract-negotiation/

 

Interview with Penguin/Random House editor:

http://writerunboxed.com/2014/10/14/interview-ellen-edwards-executive-editor-at-penguin-random-house/

 

Is a pro publicist worth it?

http://writerunboxed.com/2014/10/13/what-you-pay-for-when-you-hire-a-pr-firm/

 

Writing romance tips:

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/four-tips-for-writing-for-the-romance-market

 

Tips for better revisions:

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/3-tips-for-a-better-first-revision

 

Writing page-turning chapter endings:

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2014/10/how-to-write-chapter-endings-that-make.html

 

Have a great writing week!

Jamie Beck

www.jamiebeck.com

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