The Daily Port of Call: November 25, 2014

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Alexander Lvov/

During the month of NaNoWriMo, the Captains of Writership will be participating in this great sprint to write a novel in thirty days. In lieu of the news and recent posts we usually share in the Daily Port of Call, we’ll be passing along links to some of our favorite articles and resources on a variety of topics. In our year-long, online writing program, we follow the steps of the writing journey from idea to publication. We’ll mirror that structure here, spending a week exploring each of Writership’s Anchors: Dreamtime, Writing the First Draft, Revision, and Publishing and Marketing.

This week, we dive into publishing and marketing. In today’s Daily Port of Call, we share tips on a variety of publishing topics.

Make the most of your e-book covers. Here are tips for using this marketing tool to your best advantage.

Here are ten tips for shooting your own cover photo.

Discover the five keys to book cover success.

Creating the title for your work can be tricky business.

Why do some authors choose pseudonyms? You’ll find a few of the reasons in this post.

What can you do if someone copies your book cover? Angela Ackerman shares her experience.

What do self-published authors need to know about taxes?

Make sure your indie book isn’t violating copyright laws.

What you need to know about freedom of expression, DRM, and censorship from Cory Doctorow.

CJ Lyons reveals how you can sell more books. Hint: write your next book.

Increase your revenue streams by direct selling your books you're your readers.

Explore the next frontier (including lessons learned) in digital publishing: audiobooks.

Discover these tips to get your short stories published in lit mags (and why you want to even if you write novels).

Explore the pros and cons of publishing exclusively with Amazon.

Make sure that readers can find your books on Amazon: Use keywords and categories to your advantage.

Discover what you need to know about Amazon pre-ordering.