Authors these days are more than authors. Our days are fragmented with tasks that more resemble those of publishers and marketers, journalists and speakers. We must not only write, but edit, organize, blog, friend, tweet, connect, converse, advise, recripocate, share and share again. These five apps (and I mean “apps” beyond the mobile-only kind) help me streamline these tasks so that I can spend more time actually writing and sell more books. To find out more about bit.ly, Feedly, Scrivener, Hootsuite, and Tweetwall, read the post on PBS Mediashift.
Are you ready to self-publish? Just thinking about it? I’ve been self-publishing since 1995 – before that, if you count all the custom books I’ve written and published for high-tech companies since 1985. I keep up with the industry and in touch with authors by organizing Meetup groups, teaching workshops, helping a select group of writers get their books finished, and attending conferences. My Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors distills what I know in a step-by-step process that makes it easy for you to get your book off of your desktop and into the marketplace, now. Buy it in ebook or print formats from the online retailer of your choice.