Monday, December 1, 2014

Now Available: The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond #IWSG

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Guide to Publishing and Beyond

Now Available!!!
And it's FREE!!!

Happy days!

Tapping into the expertise of over a hundred talented authors from around the globe, The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond contains something for every writer. Whether you are starting out and need tips on the craft of writing, looking for encouragement as an already established author, taking the plunge into self-publishing, or seeking innovative ways to market and promote your work, this guide is a useful tool. Compiled into three key areas of writing, publishing, and marketing, this valuable resource offers inspirational articles, helpful anecdotes, and excellent advice on dos and don'ts that we all wish we knew when we first started out on this writing journey.

Amazon*
Barnes and Noble
Kobo 
Smashwords 
Goodreads 

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*NOTE: If Amazon still isn't offering the book for free (we've been on their case about it for a while now) then you can get your free kindle edition from Smashwords.
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Because of certain unexpected factors, I won't be able to post on Wednesday. This will be my IWSG post. Mainly I just wanted to say how excited I am about our book finally launching after months of hard work, writing, editing, collating, formatting. (I've lost count how many times I've read through it). While the IWSG team put it together--including Alex J Cavanaugh, Michelle Wallace, L Diane Wolfe, J L Campbell, Susan Gourley/Kelley, Joylene Nowell Butler and yours truly, Lynda R Young--it's a book that wouldn't have been possible without the generosity, enthusiasm and talent from our long list of contributors. You can all be super proud of this publication.

A big thank you to all the members of the IWSG who have made this group what it is today. You guys are truly awesome.



69 comments:

  1. That's right! It was a gigantic group effort. Thanks for your hard work putting it together. It will benefit a lot of people.

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  2. LOL - And I lost count how many times I went through it making corrections. But it's finally done!

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    1. I know, right?! You think you've found 'em all and another pops up.

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  3. Release Day! So much fun and excitement.

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    1. A very special book :)
      (But don't wait for the movie)

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    2. Sorry to hear about Lady Cortana, today :((

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    3. Aw, thanks, Dezzy. It's been especially hard because she was always there for twelve years. The best writing companion ever. I miss the snuggles and everything else about her.

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  5. Congratulations! It looks great!

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  6. Thank you to all of you who worked so hard to pull this together!

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  7. Congrats on the book and good luck on your unexpected factors!

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  8. So many congrats being sent your way!!!

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  9. Congrats on the release of this helpful book, woo! :) What a great group effort, along with your hard editorial work.

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  10. Wonderful news! I can't wait to read it!

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  11. This is out and about everywhere! I'm back just in time.

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  12. Downloaded and waiting to be read!

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  13. Yay! THANK YOU to all who helped make this possible!

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  14. This is awesome! Thanks for all the info and links - I'll include it on my Friday Freebie post. Have a great week!

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  15. Congratulations on the book! I included a link to it on my Twitter page.

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  16. Congratulations to everyone involved.

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  17. Congrats to all of us who contributed. Thank you to all the coordinators who made it possible.

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  18. Here, here! for the contributors.The IWSGers are a wonderful bunch! Whooo hooo!

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  19. Boo! It's not free in UK :( Looks great though, well done to everyone who organised and contributed to this awesome writer resource. X

    shahwharton.com

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    1. It sometimes take time to convince Amazon to offer books for free. You can pick it up for free via Smashwords.

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  20. The team did an amazing job with this book and the rest of us are very grateful.

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  21. It's not free in the US anymore, either. Which is fine. :-) But you may want to remove that line from the post.

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    1. It's only Amazon that has the lack of free issue at the moment. Sadly, that's the way Amazon does things. You can pick up your free kindle version from Smashwords.

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  22. Congratulations to everyone! Yay!

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  23. You guys did a super job. Congratulations!

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  24. Congrats to all who contributed to this release.

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  25. It's so great to see this talented list of writer's come together for our benefit!

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  26. How exciting! I'm delighted to be part of it!

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  27. I have my copy and shamelessly looked myself up. It's a thrill. I can't wait to read all the other articles. The book looks fantastic. Thanks for working so hard on it. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  28. I must have missed the free deadline but was happy to get it for under one dollar for kindle. I have been stalking this blog and other insecure writer sites for so long now, it has become like home.

    Thanks so much, Lynda and all the other authors who put their time into it. Can' t wait to read it. :)

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    1. I hope you both enjoy the read and get a lot of helpful tips from it. I certainly did!

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  29. Congratulations to all of you. That's awesome!

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  30. I have my copy. I am honor to be included in this project among such great company. Wishing You A Happy Holiday Season.

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  31. Just downloaded my copy. It's $1.15 from Amazon AU. Lucky us! Can't wait to read the entries.

    Denise:)

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    1. Ha, everything costs more in Australia. Enjoy the read!

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  32. I heard about this and just wanted to swing by and say congrats! :)

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  33. The team kicked butt with this! Thank you to you and everyone else for all the hard work.

    P.S. I mentioned you in a poem on my blog. :D

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    1. Ha, Chrys, that's such a brilliant poem. Thanks too for the mention. :)

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  34. How lovely that Chris mentioned you in a poem, sweets. :)

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  35. Woo-hoo! Congratulations! The book is awesome. :)

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  36. it's good to know that we help each other out so much, we write about it...like in a book! hey sweet Lynda!!

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  37. Thanks for working tirelessly on the IWSG Guide, Lynda! It looks wonderful, and I know I'll refer to it often!

    Julie

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  38. Bought! Thank you for all your hard work :)

    Judging by the stats, it looks like it was much appreciated:

    #7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Publishing & Books
    #16 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Reference > Words, Language & Grammar
    #41 in Books > Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Publishing & Books

    Awesome! :)

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    1. Ha, I hadn't looked at the stats yet. I'm impressed. Thanks for sharing them.

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  39. Fantastic news! I know what it is to turn an anthology around in short form. No mean feat. Congrats to everyone who contributed!

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  40. The book looks great. I've downloaded it and will start reading soon. Have a lovely weekend.

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  41. Reconnecting with everyone, Lynda, after Google destroyed my blog by removing all my photographs when they took over Picasa. Have finally had the courage to begin again!

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    1. Oh my goodness, Carole. I'm so sorry to hear that! Best wishes for starting over.

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  42. I just downloaded, looking forward to reading it.

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  43. Such great news that the book is out. You all worked so hard on it! When I spoke to Susan (Gourley) on Saturday at our writer's Christmas party, she was really happy it was available for everyone, and a little relieved too. It was such a huge undertaking. Thank you to you and the others for working so diligently on it!! You guys rock!!

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    1. It is a big relief it's finally out. I've lost count how many times I've read through the book in all its entirety, making sure it was right.

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  44. Thank you, Lynda, looking forward to reading the book.

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  45. Can't wait to dive into this treasure. Thank you for all that you did to help make it such a success!

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  46. Seems interesting. Will definitely look forward to read this book. BTW hearty congratulations on this achievement.

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