Morning Cuppa – 05/20/13 – BookLikes! Branding yourself! Game of Thrones!

 

  • There’s a new social network for books that has just come out of beta called BookLikes. From the description, it combines short form book reviews and ties it into bookseller websites. Could it be an effective replacement for Goodreads, now that Amazon owns them?
  • One of the things that authors neglect so much in their careers is that they are a business. And for good reason, who wants to be a business, I want to make art, right? But, if you have any designs on making money with your art, you probably need to consider what it means to be a business. You need something that the public relates to, that communicates who you are and what you do effectively. You need a brand, and Writer Unboxed shares some ideas about what that means and how to execute it.
  • I’ve wondered how this was going to play out… considering how quickly the Game of Thrones tv show is plowing through the action in the books, will they reveal the ending before George RR Martin is able to write the last two books? He’s not the fastest writer in the world to begin with and with HBO saying that there is a definite date that they’re ending the show by, it would seem the show may spoil the book.