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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

 

Books/Publishing

 

5 Writing Lessons Inspired by Famous Writers - Writer's Digest

Did you know Jack London received over 600 rejection letters from publishers? He proves that persistence pays off.         

                                                    

Book Marketing: On Changing Book Covers - The Creative Penn

If a book isn't selling like you expected, a new cover might be the answer.    

 

Film

                                                        

How to Make a Video Using 7,000 Post-it Notes - Videomaker

Stop motion filmmaking isn't just cool. It's a great way to hone your pre-production skills.   

                                          

Do You Invest in Movies? - Filmmaking Stuff

To find investors, you have to know how an investor thinks.       

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Your Most Important Music Biz Relationship - Bob Baker's BuzzFactor.com

You've heard the expression "it's all about who you know." The "who" you should know are your fans.

 

 

How to Get Some Radio Play for Your Tuneage - Musicgoat.com

If you're having trouble getting radio play, don't worry - there are opportunities beyond the commercial market.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- March 21, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- March 14, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

5 Keep-It-Simple Marketing Tips for Indie Authors - Marketing Tips for Authors

Do you know what your "bumper niches" are?     

 

How to Create Your Marketing Funnel the Right Way - The Future of Ink

Funnels, circles, and books, oh my!    

 

Film

 

Questions for an Open Call Audition - A Moon Brothers Film Blog

Here's how a typical open audition works.   

 

Shoot Something Every Two Weeks: A Conversation with Phil Hughes and Jenn Daugherty - Making the Movie

A look at how a couple of filmmakers are trying to raise funds for an independent feature.     

                                    

Music

 

Two Key Mistakes Your Band Needs to Avoid - Music Makers

The music matters most.

 

How Flight Drummers Got 500,000 YouTube Views in 10 Months - Hypebot.com

A case study on the effective use of YouTube. 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- March 14, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- March 7, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

Staying Connected: You're Not Alone - The Book Deal

When you're out of the writing zone, it can sometimes feel like you're alone.         

 

How to Create Stronger Bonds with Readers through Author Appearances - The Creative Penn

The virtual world is great for meeting readers, but the real world is great for bonding with readers.    

 

Film

 

12 Early Short Films by Famous Hollywood Directors - Mental Floss

Every great filmmaker was once a beginning filmmaker.   

 

Actor or Character? - A MOON BROTHERS Film Blog

Should an audience be drawn to a film because of the characters or the actors playing the characters?     

                                    

Music

 

Facebook Now Lets You Ask Friends for Music Suggestions - Kings of A&R

An interesting development for musicians on Facebook.    

 

10 Music Bloggers Who Write about Unsigned Artists - Entertainment Divaz

Here's where you start building your list of movers and shakers in the always changing music industry.

 

-Richard

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Dominate Your Niche with a Book Blog -The Future of Ink

Here are your three steps to genre domination.           

                                       

Konrath's Publishing Predictions 2014 -A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

Author Joe Konrath lets us peer into his crystal ball to see what he believes is on the horizon in the world of publishing in 2014. 

 

Film

                                                        

88 Cinematographers Share the Best Professional Advice They've Ever Received - The Black and Blue

Be careful. You may know it all after reading this article. 

 

Building A Cinema Camera for Under $1000 - Which Cameras Are Best & Which Accessories You Need - Norm Kroll

You can piece together an exceptional camera for under $1000 these days.     

                                    

Music

 

The Power of a Concert Memento - Hypebot.com

Do you have the merch to leave an impression with your fans? 

 

9 Things Every Musician Needs To Know About the Sound Guy -Digital Music News

Sure he does a killer mic check, but how is he at pulling off a killer sound?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - January 10, 2014

Weekly News Roundup - January 3, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

Blog Carnival: Marketing Tips for Authors -Marketing Tips for Authors

A collection of links to posts on all-things books and publishing.         

                                                    

Too Much Vertical Space in Your Manuscript? -The Book Deal

Are you including enough writing in your writing?

 

Film

                                                        

Achieving That Film Look - New Channel Media Blog

Tips and tricks on how to give a digital image that film look.

                                          

Why All Film Directors Need To Know How to Act - NoamKroll.com

Having experience as an actor will allow you to communicate better on set. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Becoming a Better Singer - MusicianCoaching.com

Renowned vocal coach Linda Septien shares her thoughts on the art of singing.

 

Does Music Make You Smarter? (The Mozart Effect) -Maestro Musicians

Has music given you better spatial temporal reasoning?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - December 20, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - December 13, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Write & Sell a Cross-Genre Novel -Writer's Digest

When your book defies categorization.

                                                    

Collaborative Writing: Why Writing Together is Better than Writing Alone -Beyond Paper Editing

Are two creative minds really better than one?

 

Film

                                                        

Build a Reputation - Filmmaking Lesson 2 - Filmmaking Stuff

Is it easier to build a bad reputation than a good one?

                                          

The Filmmaker's Guide to Using the Top Social Media Sites - Sheri Candler

A look at the process of building communities around your filmmaking brand.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Wallowing in Obscurity? Congratulations! Why It's Awesome to Be an Unknown Artist - Bob Baker's The Buzz Factor

Oh, the fun you'll have building your brand.

 

Artistic Efficiency: How to Create More and Get Out of Your Own Way -Hypebot.com

Taking the time to plan your career can give you time to create.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - November 29, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - November 22, 2013

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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

How to Make Your Setting a Character -Writer's Digest

How to get your readers emotionally invested in your book's setting.  

                                                    

Self-Pub Personas: Which Type are You? -Electronic Bindery

Planning your career is much easier if you know who you are.

Film

                                                        

You Are the 30% - How to Set Your Crowdfunding Goal - Filmmaking Stuff

Can you anticipate where 30% of your funding will come from before you even start you crowdfunding campaign?

                                          

The Art of Editing in the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Cinemacuteo

How math figures into the art of editing.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

The Best Food and Drink for Your Voice - Music Makers

Fizzy drinks and spicy foods could hinder your vocal performance.

 

Should You Play a Benefit for Free? -Musicgoat

Is the exposure of playing a charity event worth it? Should it even matter?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - November 22, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - November 15, 2013

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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

Book Marketing 101 -Jane Friedman

It takes time, energy, and passion to promote a book.          

                                       

How to Stay Focused & Motivated to Get Your Book Done -The Future of Ink

What do you do when your right brain wants to quit?

 

Film

 

5 Hot Indie Directors on Why Studios Don't Make Their Kinds of Films Anymore - Hollywood Reporter

Why independent filmmakers can take risks studios can't.

 

Five Storytellers: Filmmakers Using Social Media Effectively - Business 2 Community

Contributing writer Ron Mwangaguhunga reveals filmmakers that are getting it right on social media. 

                                    

Music

 

Corey Koehler - Tamara Leigh's TREND ON

Corey Koehler of Musicgoat discusses marketing, branding, local gigs, and more.

 

What I Learned From a Wedding Gig -Ashley J. Saunders

A guide to playing with musicians you don't know.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - November 15, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - November 8, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

50 Places to Go for an Inspiration Date to Ignite Your Creative Ideas -The Future of Ink

Where do you go for inspiration?            

                                                    

The Impact of Using Video for Your Book -The Creative Penn

See how video helped one author connect with her readers.

 

Film

                                                        

How to Film the Great Outdoors Using a DSLR - Filmmaking.net

The DSLR camera is a natural choice for shooting nature in all its glory.

                                          

5 Tips for Writing Better Characters into Your Screenplay - Noam Kroll

Let the character arc occur naturally. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

More Music Marketing Tips for Twitter - Musicgoat

Does every member of your band have a Twitter account promoting your music?

 

 

5 Ways to Throw an Epic Album Release Party -Hypebot.com

If you want it to look like a big deal, make it a big deal.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - November 8, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - November 1, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

Target Marketing for Authors - Email Marketing -BadRedhead Media

When spam isn't spam.     

                                       

Promote Your Book with Pinterest -The BookBaby Blog

Did you know Pinterest drives more traffic to content publishers' sites than Twitter, LinkedIn, and Reddit combined?

 

Film

                                                        

Independent Filmmaking - To Webisode, or Not to Webisode... - NOHO Art District

Webisodes can build your brand, but is it the right move for your career?

 

Directing Directors on the 'Right' Approach to Coaching Actors - The Wrap

Have you tried the Travis Technique of directing actors?

                                    

Music

 

How to Build an Effective Band Website - The Musicians Guide

What is your website's purpose?

 

How My Damaged Voice Came Back -Judy Rodman

All is not lost when you lose your voice.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - November 1, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - October 25, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Write a Good Book in 30 Days -The Book Designer

It's time to get down to business with the fast and furious prose.       

                                                    

Social Media for Authors: How to Make the Juggling Act a Little Easier -The BookBaby Blog

Remove all those moving parts from your social media strategy to make it more manageable.

 

Film

                                                        

3 New Skills Every Digital Editor Should Develop - Filmmaking.net

A web 2.0 world requires even veteran editors to learn new skills.

                                          

10 Zero-Budget Filmmaking Tips - Filmmaker IQ

If you can limit the number of locations in your film, you can greatly reduce your budget.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

5 Practice Tips to Improve Your Musical Skill - The Big Picture Music Production Blog

Do you have set goals when you practice?

 

Common Mistakes Producers/Engineers Make That Sabotage Singers -Judy Rodman

Something as simple as microphone placement can affect a singer's voice.

 

-Richard                                                                                

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Weekly News Roundup - October 25, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - October 18, 2013

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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

How to Build Subplots from Multiple Viewpoints -Writer's Digest

How many subplots is too many subplots?         

 

How Much Time Do You Need To Write? -Catherine, Caffeinated

Do you need the whole day to write for an hour?

 

Film

 

18 Writing Exercises to Improve the Quality of Your Script - Filmmaker IQ

Can lessons learned in a poetry group help you write a better script?

 

Disney's Lucasfilm Says Filmmakers Will Soon Be Using Video Game Engines

- Minyanville

Will special effects soon be done in real time and eliminate the need for extensive postproduction?

                                    

Music

 

Singing Multiple Sets? Beware What You Do Between Shows! - Judy Rodman

Resting between sets can save your voice.

 

How to Get More Click-Throughs and Retweets on Twitter -Hypebot.com

There is an art and science to tweeting. Dan Zarella cracks open Twitter and examines how to best use it.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - October 11, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - October 4, 2013

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How to Find the Perfect Names for Your Characters -Writer's Digest

Naming a character may require a little trip around the world.

                                       

Wish You Had a Few Extra Hours in the Day? Hire an Author Assistant! -BadRedhead Media

Hiring an assistant is not as outrageous as it sounds.

 

Film

 

How to Shoot a Film with a Skeleton Crew - Noam Kroll

Two words every independent filmmaker knows too well: skeleton crew.

 

Two Types of Sound in the Movies - A MOON BROTHERS Film Blog

Do you know the difference between Diegetic Sound and Non-Diegetic Sound?

                                    

Music

 

How Film Music Shapes Narrative - OUP Blog

Music can make or break the success of a film.

 

Is Music Really Getting Sadder? -The Echo Nest

Do more minor keys in hit songs mean that music is getting sadder?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - October 4, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - September 27, 2013

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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

Making Your Book Attractive for Book Clubs -Duolit

Getting noticed by a book club isn't easy, but Stephen McCutchan shares some tips that helped him do just that.                                                     

                                       

7 Questions to Ask Before You Write a Nonfiction Book -The BookBaby Blog

Bobbi Linkemer dishes out her advice on writing a nonfiction book.

 

Film

 

Filmmaking: Making a Little Go Further - Business 2 Community

How independent filmmakers stretch a dollar.

 

Indie Beat: The Road to Sustainable Filmmaking - Twitch

Have the worlds of raising financing and finding an audience merged?

                                    

Music

 

Hey Musicians, Does Crowd Size Matter? - Musicgoat

Do you need the room to be packed in order to play your best?

 

Silence vs. Playing -Ashley Saunders

Not playing a note is just as important as playing a note when it comes to music.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - September 27, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - September 20, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

4 Ways to Cultivate Fan Activists to Help with Word of Mouth Marketing -Marketing Tips

Author and branding expert Eric Thomas reveals his secrets to finding superfans who love spreading the word.                                                    

 

In Book Marketing, Sometimes Less is More! -Self Publishing Coach

Author AFN Clarke discusses his experience with advertising his books.

 

Film

 

Film School Thru Commentaries - Filmmaking.net

Kevin Smith explores who does and doesn't need to go to film school in the world of filmmaking.

 

5 Things You Should Know About DSLR Film Making - Raindance

Meet the camera that is changing independent filmmaking.

                                    

Music

 

#10 Change with Bob Baker - #BBTD

Music marketing guru Bob Baker talks succeeding, failing, and all the hurdles in between.

 

Great Advice from Sting's Guitarist -Ashley J. Saunders

Dominic Miller discusses the proper way to hold a guitar.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - September 13, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - September 6, 2013

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