Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Content Sites – the Future of Indie?


The more I read forums in places like LinkedIn, Kindle Boards, Amazon, Create Space and, of course, the Bitches - the more I understand the need for 'content sites' and themed writer co-ops. These sites keep the Indie writer from 'reinventing the wheel' of marketing.
The two I keep coming back to are "Authors On Show" and "Year Zero."

At Year Zero – things are hopping once again. Dan Halloway did a guest blog on Authonomy.blogspot.com entitled: eight cuts gallery – this is not a publishing house. I recommend Year Zero and eight cuts gallery of 'bleeding edge' literature for anyone willing to take a walk on the wild side. Here is a 'hat's off' salute!
Authors on Show – they are so supportive! I've recommended them on LinkedIn forums – simply because they are working the content end – not shilling a darn thing. I think this site is one of the best things to come out of Authonomy – for the mainstream writer.
I started writing this a week or so before I submitted to Authors on Show. They have replied and eventually I'll have a few inches of column space. That's not the point – the point is the site has done so much for so many authors that they deserve another shout out from me, first.

2 comments:

Rosanne Dingli said...

Ah Kat - that good things come out of some things is truly a surprise sometimes. But not this time. Authors will find each other, and will find a way.
Why? Because what they produce is absolutely necessary... fiction especially, is one of the bulwarks upon which culture is built. So it will find a way. I enjoyed your enthusiastic breath of fresh air, thank you!

Ms Kitty said...

Thank you, Rosanne.

I always like point out the positive. Sometimes it is difficult to find positives. But I'm a card carrying member of the optimist club. (We have one in town, I should join.)

I'm happy to be on the 'bleeding edge' of the publishing industry. There is SO much going on. I could write and link about it all day.

Sometimes I do. (G) Good to see you here. Hope you come back soon.