Writer's Digest May/June 2012 (PDF)

Writer's Digest May/June 2012 (PDF)

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You'll Love This Writer's Digest Magazine Issue If:

  • You want to know who this year's 101 Best Websites For Writers are
  • You're looking for a step-by-step guide to ebook publishing
  • You are a fan of author Lisa See and want to learn more about her success in publishing

The May/June 2012 issue of Writer's Digest addresses one of the biggest questions on writers' minds today: How can I find success in publishing? In this issue, you'll discover how traditional publishing is changing and its impact on agents and publishers. You'll gain insight into the basics of self-publishing, explore the best ways to publish an ebook, and learn some of today's smartest self-publishing strategies for writers. Take advantage of the publishing information from this issue and achieve success in publishing!

Inside this issue, you can read a feature story about author Lisa See and find out how she achieved success in publishing. We also announce the winners of our fiction awards competitions. You can read the winning entries in crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller/suspense and young adult writing. Plus, learn how to craft a powerful theme from Donald Maass--in just five steps.

In This Issue of Writer's Digest You'll Learn:

  • The basics of converting and formatting your work and the break down (in terms and capabilities) of the leading e-publishing services, outlining their fees, formats accepted, and distribution channels supported for self-publishing an ebook
  • The difference between copyediting and proofreading
  • How to magnify theme through setting

What You'll Find Inside This Issue

best 101 websites for writers101 Best Websites for Writers
From a record 4,000+ reader nominations, WD editors chose the best of the best in online writing resources to make our 14th annual list the most definitive yet.
by Brian A. Klems & Kristen Grace

The New Era of Publishing: Making It Work for You
To build a successful writing career today, you need to know how the industry is changing,and what that means for agents, for publishers and, most of all, for you.
by April Eberhardt

The Basics of DIY ebook Publishing
In this simple step-by-step guide, learn the ins and outs of e-publishing, the best ways to get your book out there, and how you can maximize sales.
by Jane Friedman

Today's Best Strategies for Savvy Self-Publishers
If you're excited by the prospect of achieving success on your own, but intimidated by the ever-changing options available, take heart. Here's how the savviest writers approach the self-publishing process,and where to go for the help you'll need along the way.
by Joel Friedlander

The WD Interview: Lisa See
On her unpredictable path to success, this author found that a literary life can be the best kind of adventure,and a book can hold much more than just a good story.
by Jessica Strawser

popular fiction awards

The Big Six Genre Picks
WD's category fiction awards showcase the best in crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller/suspense and young adult writing.
by Marielle Murphy

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Developing Themes
5 Steps to a Powerful Theme
by Donald Maass

How to Magnify Theme through Setting
by Ron Rozelle

America's Next Top Writer: Who says watching TV is a bad use of your time?
Try these writing exercises inspired by on-air challenges.
by Leigh Anne Jasheway

    • BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight

What Our Readers Are Saying About This Issue

As a writer in this ever-changing publishing environment, it's comforting to know self-publishing is a viable option for success as well as traditional publishing. I'm always seeking out information on how to improve my career. –Rebecca B.

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