The Daily Port of Call: November 26, 2014

Alexander Lvov/

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 how to find readers, get reviews, and what to do with feedback.

Discover these 7 strategies and 110 tools to help indie authors find readers and reviewers.

How do indie authors find their audience?

How do you find new readers? Empathy figures prominently.

Check out these fourteen tips to help authors make the most of Wattpad.

Learn how to use booktracks to find new readers.

What can you learn from a mixed review? “Criticism is essential to our evolution as writers, and there is no truer pool of it than readers on review sites who are not your mother, sibling, spouse, or Aunt Mabel.”

You can use reader feedback to improve your writing.