The Week in Writing and Publishing 1st April 2012

Here’s what I was reading this past week on the Internet:

How is the Kindle affecting science fiction books?

http://www.teleread.com/ebooks/how-is-the-kindle-affecting-science-fiction-books/

How To Start A Blog In 2012

http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/how-to-start-a-blog-in-2012/

Super-Efficient Writing: How I Consistently Write Over 1,000 High-Quality Words in Less Than 60 Minutes

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/super-efficient-writing-how-i-consistently-write-over-1000-high-quality-words-in-less-than-60-minutes.html

Vook Launches E-book Creation and Publishing Platform

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/51217-vook-launches-e-book-creation-and-publishing-platform-.html

How to Use Scrivener to Format an e-Book for Kindle and Nook

http://writingishardwork.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/how-to-use-scrivener-to-format-an-e-book-for-kindle-and-nook/

Doing It for Themselves: Libraries and E-books « PWxyz

http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/PWxyz/2012/03/26/doing-it-for-themselves-libraries-and-e-books/?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=3a03cd08dc-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

Apple’s iBooks And App Store Price Out Creativity | Fast Company

http://www.fastcompany.com/1826105/apple-ipad-ibooks-app-store-corona-amazon-horse-magic-bats?partner=homepage_newsletter

Five Things Editors Wish You Knew

http://www.writenowcoach.com/blog/?p=801

A Fool-Proof Formula for Easily Creating Compelling Content

http://www.copyblogger.com/content-creation-formula/

The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success

http://www.teleread.com/paul-biba/the-secrets-to-ebook-publishing-success/

The Five Personalities of Innovators: Which One Are You? – Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brennasniderman/2012/03/21/the-five-personalities-of-innovators-which-one-are-you/print/

11 AP Style Guide Rules That Are Easy to Mess Up

http://freelanceswitch.com/freelance-news/commentary-analysis/ap-style-guide-rules/

Hands on: Retina-enabled reading apps for iPad

http://gigaom.com/apple/hands-on-retina-enabled-reading-apps-for-ipad/

What book publishers should learn from Harry Potter

http://gigaom.com/2012/03/27/what-book-publishers-should-learn-from-harry-potter/

Should science fiction and fantasy do more than entertain?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/mar/28/science-fiction-fantasy-entertainment?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=8d88d13035-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

Creative Publishing

http://www.pubmission.com/blog/2012/03/29/authors-have-more-control-under-ellechors-creative-publishing-model/

10 Books Every Fantasy Author Should Read

http://io9.com/5897484/10-books-every-fantasy-author-should-read

Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe redefines iPad books with gorgeous 3D and a brilliant interface

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/03/29/brian-coxs-wonders-of-the-universe-redefines-ipad-books-with-gorgeous-3d-and-a-brilliant-interface/?awesm=tnw.to_1Dq5X

James Patterson Explains His Why His Books Sell Like Crazy – Speakeasy – WSJ

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/03/30/james-patterson-explains-his-why-his-books-sell-like-crazy/?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=2ea425b613-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

The Power of Young Adult Fiction – Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/03/28/the-power-of-young-adult-fiction

The Second Shelf

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/books/review/on-the-rules-of-literary-fiction-for-men-and-women.xml?single=1

The Problem With Today’s Journalism Students

http://freelanceswitch.com/freelance-news/commentary-analysis/todays-journalism-students/

Book marketing & publicity: Advice from three experts

http://www.alanrinzler.com/blog/2012/03/29/book-marketing-publicity-advice-from-three-experts/

Amplify Your Social Media with HootSuite

http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2012/03/amplify-your-social-media-with-hootsuite/

Could Hachette Be The First Big-6 Publisher To Drop DRM On E-Books?

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-will-hachette-be-the-first-big-6-publisher-to-drop-drm/

Short Fiction: Short, Not Always Sweet, But Perfectly Formed

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/will-white/short-stories-fiction-short-not-a_b_1387333.html?ref=tw

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Worrying about the “Echo Chamber” and Write Whatever the Heck You Want

http://www.thesaleslion.com/social-media-echo-chamber-who-cares/

Can Writing and Reading About Ghosts Invoke Paranormal Activity?

http://deborahjhughes.com/2012/03/29/can-writing-and-reading-about-ghosts-invoke-paranormal-activity/

Publishing News: There’s no such thing as degrees of DRM

http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/03/harry-potter-drm-news-revenues-agency-pricing.html

Digital Publishing Tricks That Drive Success

http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2164772/digital-publishing-tricks-drive-success

Publishing is dying because marketers are the new publishers

http://cmd.rutgers.edu/blog/publishing-dying-because-marketers-are-new-publishers

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