7 Blogs Every Author Should Follow


One great way to improve your writing is to learn from the best.

Here are seven blogs that are not only good examples of excellent blogging but will also help you hone your craft and sell more books.

We recommend that you subscribe to these blogs through RSS. If you don’t know what RSS is then check out our helpful RSS guide. We have also provided a place to subscribe by email if you are just not ready for RSS.

Blog #1 Michael Hyatt

  • Address: MichaelHyatt.com
  • Why? Michael is the CEO of one the biggest publishing houses and he has great insight on the industry and how it is changing.
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Blog #2 Seth Godin

  • Address: SethGodin.typepad.com
  • Why? Seth Godin is one of the most popular bloggers on the web. He is a good example of how to blog well. He has great advice on how to market your book, yourself and your ideas.
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Blog #3 Copyblogger

  • Address: CopyBlogger.com
  • Why? CopyBlogger is the best site for learning how to write good blog posts. Not only will following this blog (and reading the most popular posts) improve the quality of your blog posts but your overall writing as well. Highly recommended.
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Blog #4 There Are No Rules

Blog #5 Rachelle Gardner

Blog #6 Author Tech Tips

  • Address: AuthorTechTips.com
  • Why? We help authors timid about technology. Our goal is to make promoting your work online easier and more fun. We also cover some industry news as it relates to technology.
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Blog #7 Wild Fire Marketing

Bonus Blogs

Ok so there are more than 7 great blogs for authors. Here are some more you should check out.

What do you think? Are there any good blogs we missed? Post them below in the comments.

9 Responses to 7 Blogs Every Author Should Follow

  1. Michael K. Reynolds April 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    What kind of BLOG Post is this? This is an outrage. Author Tech Tips only ranked #6 on the list? All kidding aside, Thomas, you continue to produce one of the most informative writer BLOGS on the web. I can tell you it's ranked high on my list. Keep up the great work!
    My recent post The Shoe Shine Glory

  2. ThomasUmstattd April 26, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks Michael :-)
    My recent post A Hope Like No Other (Poem)

  3. janetsketchley April 27, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    Thanks for this, Thomas. I knew about many of these, but I've found some new ones to follow (in Bloglines, is that RSS enough for you?)

  4. Laura Davis April 28, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    Thank you Thomas that was a nice surprise. You made my day!

    Laura Davis
    The Writer's Keep
    My recent post Fleshing Out Your Characters

  5. Joel Friedlander May 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Your readers might also enjoy Nathan Bransford's excellent blog athttp://www.nathanbransford.com
    My recent post What Does Self-Publishing Cost: Competitive Self-Publisher

  6. Tiffany Stuart January 15, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Great list of resources. Thank you.
    My recent post Vlog- New for 2011

  7. Linda Rondeau January 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    Pentalk Community: a one-stop place for everything writing related http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pentalk/17770592224

  8. Afe January 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    On the Newbie's Guide to Publishing you linked the Beacon blog instead. The Newbie's Guide to Publishing is at http://jakonrath.blogspot.com

  9. Chad R. Allen February 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Thank you! Got em in my RSS!