Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
As I look into the methods of publishing my first (sellable) book, I'm noticing the same advice more and more. You can't just write the book; you have to become this internet pseudo-celebrity first. Whether it's a blog, a more detailed website, youtube videos, whatever: getting that following first is apparently often crucial. Hell, the "how to get published" book I'm reading right now suggested I start this an entire year before I actually write the book! Has anyone here actually done this? I don't want to turn this into a H/A thread, but my efforts at blogging and whatnot certainly didn't work out well.