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Cool Tools

These are the three things I can’t live without.

1. Google Reader

I feel like I’m a little late to this game, but I’m absolutely in love with Google Reader. It’s free, and it gathers all of the blogs I follow into one handy place that I can read no matter which computer I’m working on.

It automatically gathered the blogs I followed in Blogger, and it lets me easily add new blogs I come across

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Dealing with Rejection

On Monday, I talked a little about the stigma attached to vanity presses.

We all seemed to be in agreement that self-published books are not viewed with the same level of respect as traditionally published books, even if the writing is of the same or better caliber. Writer’s Digest has pulled together a guide to self-publishing that can answer any questions you might have about that method of getting into print.

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If a Book Is Good, Does It Matter How It Was Published?

With the hullabaloo about the SterlingHouse Publishers booth at BEA last week, I started thinking about how important the publishing house is to the success of a book.

Publishers provide important services (editing, design, production) and the access to online and bricks-and-mortar stores that the average self-published book simply won’t get.

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Are You Earning What You Are Worth?

This Friday is Writers Worth Day, a celebration of the importance of placing an appropriate value on the work you do. The annual event was created by writer Lori Widmer, and she gives the background and details on her blog.

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Blog Carnivals

Blog carnivals can be a great way to introduce yourself to a new group of readers.

You can submit your articles to various blog carnivals hosted around the web. Find carnivals at blogcarnival.com. Browse all carnivals, then select a category that matches your blog.

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The Power of Fellowship

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reading all of the blog posts and tweets from attendees at Romantic Times. I was touched at the friendships the authors had with each other, even though they only see each other once or twice a year.

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