The Week in Writing and Publishing 22nd April 2012

Here’s what caught my attention in the web this week in writing and publishing. Here is some really great information in these articles about the continuing developments in electronic publishing, the price fixing issue for ebooks and much more.

PayPal, You’ve Met Your Match: Erotica Writers | Fast Company

http://www.fastcompany.com/1834786/paypal-dont-mess-with-erotica-writers?partner=homepage_newsletter

From Kerouac To Rand, ‘Harmful’ Reads For Writers : NPR

http://www.npr.org/2012/04/19/150973750/from-kerouac-to-rand-harmful-reads-for-writers?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=2a75fa97da-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

Festival of Books: Jerry Stahl and others on the book-to-screen trick

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/04/festival-of-books-jerry-stahl-and-others-on-the-book-to-screen-trick.html

Alex Shakar, Stephen King win Times Book Prizes

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/04/alex-shakar-stephen-king-win-times-book-prizes.html

How to Outline (the Easy Way) Like Janet Evanovich

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/how-to-outline-the-easy-way-like-janet-evanovich

Consumers Upset and Confused Over E-Book Pricing

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2012/consumers-upset-and-confused-over-e-book-pricing/

London Book Fair From An Author’s Perspective

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/04/19/london-book-fair/

The Art of the Book Cover Explained at TED

http://www.openculture.com/2012/04/the_art_of_the_book_cover_explained.html

New Business Book for iPad Produced Using iBooks Author Claims to Be First of Its Kind

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2012/new-business-book-for-ipad-produced-using-ibooks-author-claims-to-be-first-of-its-kind/

Leaving Story Avenue: One Author’s Tale of Going Indie

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2012/04/leaving-story-avenue-one-authors-tale-of-going-indie/

Interview with Stacy Abrams, Editor at Entangled Publishing

http://theliterarymom.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/interview-with-stacy-abrams-editor-at-entangled-publishing/

Writing & Publishing Terminology 101

http://janefriedman.com/2012/04/18/writing-publishing-terminology-101/

Serving a public that knows how to copy: orphan works and mass digitization « PWxyz

http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/PWxyz/2012/04/14/serving-a-public-that-knows-how-to-copy-orphan-works-and-mass-digitization/?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=7a3fbe210f-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

30 Best Resources for Beginning Freelance Writers

http://freelanceswitch.com/freelance-writing/beginning-freelance-writers/

Read It Later undergoes massive overhaul, Pocket is born

http://9to5mac.com/2012/04/17/read-it-later-undergoes-massive-overhaul-pocket-is-born/

Writing Mystery And The Indie Entrepreneurial Spirit With Adam Croft

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/04/17/mystery-entrepreneur-adam-croft/

Ten Grammar Rules and Best Writing Practices That Every Writer Should Know

http://www.writingforward.com/grammar/grammar-rules/ten-grammar-rules-and-best-writing-practices-that-every-writer-should-know

Has Kindle Killed the Book Cover?

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/04/has-kindle-killed-the-book-cover/255935/

Free Book Trailer Resources for Writers

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/free-film-resources-for-book-trailers_b50186

How Small E-Booksellers Could Challenge Amazon, Apple 

http://techland.time.com/2012/04/16/in-wake-of-apple-case-could-indie-booksellers-help-solve-publishers-e-book-problem/?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=d5552bff7e-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

Short Stories Are about Identifying an Essence

http://www.40kbooks.com/?p=13441

Your Social Media Success Toolkit: 10 Must-Have Resources

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/04/16/your-social-media-success-toolkit-10-must-have-resources/

What I’ve Learned About Writing a Novel

http://writerunboxed.com/2012/04/15/what-ive-learned-about-writing-a-novel/

A dark day for the future of books

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/15/opinion/coker-book-publishing/

How to Stay Motivated When the World’s Against You

http://www.dumblittleman.com/2012/04/how-to-stay-motivated-when-worlds.html

 

One Comment

  1. Joanna Penn April 22, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Thanks so much for the mention of my blog! Great list of resources.

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