Friday roundup: Thoughts on photography, indie bookstores, and not being published

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Hey, we love national holidays and the occasional weekday off, but our Fourth of July celebration fell on a Wednesday. That made Thursday feel like a Monday. Now it’s Friday and the Blurberati are entering the weekend with tons of projects left to finish. While we step into a meeting, here’s a roundup of interesting posts to check out.

5 Ways to Earn Money With Flickr
and
Blurb Makes Photography Books For Anyone
from photopreneur (*seriously cool resource)

2. Sell Your Photos.
It does happen occasionally that a buyer will contact a photographer on Flickr about using an image for a commercial purpose. But it doesn’t happen often and the image has to be pretty exceptional. If you’re going to sell your images on Flickr then, you’ll have to be proactive. Look for organizations or businesses that will need the sort of photos that you sell and invite them to look at your photostream.

Creator of Bookstore Tourism Movement to Launch Cross-Country “Why Indie Bookstores Matter” Tour
from Larry Portzline’s blog

Larry Portzline, the founder of the grassroots “Bookstore Tourism” movement, announced today that he will embark on a 10-week cross-country road trip called The “Why Indie Bookstores Matter” Tour to raise consumer awareness of independent bookstores and celebrate the indie spirit.

Portzline plans to visit at least 200 locally owned bookshops in all 50 states. He’ll drive across the continental U.S. and fly to Alaska and Hawaii to complete the trip.

The Joys of NOT Being Published
from the Guardian Unlimited

…Getting published by a mainstream company is great, but in all honesty, how many of us can really afford to give up the day job, even when we’ve signed that contract? Such a long, heartbreaking haul for what? The joy of writing should be just that – the writing.

Define your audience and publish yourself. Get your books and anthologies into the hands of people who really want to hear from you – whether it’s one copy, or a couple of dozen through print on demand…

That’s it for this week. We’ll gather some more and share them in the next roundup. Enjoy your weekend!

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