But sometimes I need specific information that most books don't address, or need information that's quickly dated in books, such as:
- What publishers are currently offering the best services?
- What are the best blogs to send a book to for review?
- What book marketing techniques are working best today?
1 - Book Publishing Professionals group on LinkedIn. We're having some great discussions on self-publishing vs. traditional publishing vs. vanity publishing. Also, a great discussion on the best uses of social media for book marketing. You'll find input from experienced writers and publishers.
2 - Book Blogs Group on Ning. Book lovers share their favorite books. Authors tell about their books.
3 - Book Marketing Network on Ning. Started by book marketing guru John Kremer, he just started a new discussion on what's actually working in selling books.
What a great time to be writing and publishing! There's so much great, free information available!
Do you have other free places you recommend to learn about writing and publishing?