#Writing Tips – #Editing, #Literary Submissions, #Amazon Categories, Your Self-Publishing Dollars

This week’s edition of Writing Tips offers lots of great information and opportunities. Sally Cronin is running a wonderful series at the Smorgasbord – Potluck, where she takes the liberty to dive into our archives and choose articles to feature on her blog, If you’d like your posts to get a little extra attention, you may want to sign up to be featured. Details are in the post below.


Anne R. Allen is featuring an interesting article about ‘where not to waste our self-publishing dollars.’ And as always on Anne’s blog, she offers links at the bottom of her posts for writers about current writing opportunities for writers, book sales, and more! I’m also sharing one of those links offered by Anne for a place to submit our writing with many categories and genres available.


Co-Authoring a book and worried about how you will split royalties? Check out Publish Drive that works with KDP and many other platforms


And last, but certainly not least, the Kindlepreneur is back offering up some great information for authors when choosing categories for our books.




Donna W. Hill’s Potluck feature at Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord has some helpful advice about editing.




Anne R, Allen featuring Nate Hoffelder with some very wise advice on where NOT to spend our self-publishing dollars.

How to Waste Money When Self-Publishing a Book



I also found on Anne R. Allen’s blog, a great list of Literary Journals accepting roughly 50% of submissions.

20 Approachable Literary Journals



Check out this royalty sharing program for co-authors.

New Royalty Share System for Co-Authors from Publish Drive



The Kindlepreneur shares some great info for authors on how to choose best categories for our books.

Source: The SECRET Method to Choosing Amazon Book Categories [2019]




32 thoughts on “#Writing Tips – #Editing, #Literary Submissions, #Amazon Categories, Your Self-Publishing Dollars

  1. Thanks for the mentions Debby and the great links… the self-publishing marketing post was pretty illuminating… people selling dreams that are unrealistic… and so many offering to share with 150,000 readers have nowhere near that potential.. con artists.. fabulous post.. β™₯β™₯


  2. My publishing dollars were a waste too. I still say, our blogs generate more interest in our books than any other spot. Just goes to show where we need to be concentrating our time. Blog tours seem to be profitable and easy enough to do. We should do them more often. ❀


    1. Thanks so much John. Just happy to share what I find informative, and not everyone reads the same articles so I find worthy of sharing. πŸ™‚


  3. Great links, Debby. I’ve started reading some of Sally’s potluck posts. And I’m going to check out Anne’s “where not to waste money” post. I’m curious about that one. Thanks for sharing these!


  4. Thanks for these resources, Deb. I read Anne’s blog written by a guest author regarding wasting money as a self published author. It was fantastic, plus the comments were also a wealth of information. I will look into that article about 20 approachable journals.


  5. Nice collection of useful tips. Thank you! I’m especially interested in the article about wasting money as an indie.


  6. This is great info Debby. I’m a newcomer to the world of self-publishing so I need every scrap of info I can find. I’m especially interested in the article about the cost of self-publishing. The first book is more about learning than publishing, isn’t it. πŸ™‚


    1. So glad I could be helpful Rob. Well the first book still must be your best to keep readers wanting to read more of what you publish, but learning the ropes is definitely a learning curve. I studied up the biz a year before I published while I was still writing my first book and still follow newsletters from some of the pioneers in the biz because the business is ever-changing. I’m thrilled you’re heading into publishing Rob!! There’s a wealth of info out there and I try to pick the articles that writers can zero in on. You can scan through my archives with the word ‘self publishing’ to see whatever else may help you, I’ve written several help articles over the last 6 years. πŸ™‚


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