Must Read Blogs

List Created by Kate Harper


For writers who want to learn more about what is happening in the ebook self-publishing arena, here are a list of blogs I read and highly recommend. Use Instapaper or Readability Firefox Add-On to have articles downloaded to your Kindle. - K


Kristine Kathryn Rusch - Excellent blog by best selling author on how to deal with the changes in publishing industry. Check out the series of articles called “Surviving the Transition.” http://kriswrites.com/

Dean Wesley Smith – Best selling author discusses changes in the publishing industry and how to help writers with the new world of publishing. Check out “Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing” articles. http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/

The Passive Voice – All about disruptive changes in publishing, including: Ebooks, Ereaders and Ebookstores, Emerging Legal and Contract Issues http://www.thepassivevoice.com/

EbookNewser – This blog seems to get ebook news before the newspapers do! http://www.mediabistro.com/ebooknewser/

Newbie’s Guide to Publishing - If you can only read one blog about why you should self-publish ebooks, read this one.  The author Joe Konrath is a successful self-publisher on the Kindle and gives all his sales figures upfront. He also requires that of his guest bloggers.  You will get a lot of information on how to market your Kindle publications here. http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/
A good article to start with is this interview between Joe and Barry Eisler http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2011/03/ebooks-and-self-publishing-dialog.html

Smashwords Blog - Blog written by Mark Coker, owner of the company Smashwords, leader in the independent ebook publishing world. http://blog.smashwords.com/

Savvy Book Marketer - More of a traditonal publishing blog, but great content and tips.
http://bookmarketingmaven.typepad.com/resources/

TheBookDesigner.com - A nice blog on the whole topic of publishing and good design
http://bookdesigner.com/

View from the Publishing Trenches - An author, book designer who writes about publishing.
http://waltshiel.com/

Publishing/Writing: Insights, News, Intrigue - Latest publishing and writing industry insider news.
http://gator1965.wordpress.com/

Self-Publishing Review - http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/

Kindle Expert (Publishing your content to Kindle) - A Kindle conversion consultant who also writes a blog. http://www.Kindleexpert.com/

IndieKindle - Stephen Windwalker's resource for authors and indie ebook publishers.
http://indieKindle.blogspot.com/

Ebook Endeavors - An indie fantasy author talks about e-publishing, marketing and blog promotion.
http://www.lindsayburoker.com/

O’Reilly Radar - Not specifically on the topic of Kindle, but a lot of news about on what’s going on in publishing. http://radar.oreilly.com/

Pixel of Ink - I stumbled on this blog, which also has a facebook page, updated by a passionate Kindle reader who searches for free books that come available daily, many that are only free for a short promotional time. http://www.pixelofink.com/

Kindle Chronicles Blog - The blog associated with the Kindle Chronicles Podcast.  I’ve particularly been impressed by the author who actively responds to emails from readers and listeners. Lots of resources. http://www.theKindlechronicles.com/