This Week in Writing and Publishing 29th April 2012

Here’s what caught my attention this week in writing and publishing on the Internet:

The Importance of Reversion Clauses in Book Contracts

http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2012/04/importance-of-reversion-clauses-in-book.html

A loss for words: winning books hit the dust

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/a-loss-for-words-winning-books-hit-the-dust-20120428-1xs13.html

‘Frankenstein’ App and the State of Adult-Targeted Apps

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/Apps/article/51618-frankenstein-app-and-the-state-of-adult-targeted-apps.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=ba73156364-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

5 Steps to Getting More Targeted Website Traffic with SEO Copywriting

http://www.copyblogger.com/seo-copywriting-tips/

Q&A with book publicist Kathleen Schmidt

http://writeonedge.com/2012/04/qa-with-book-publicist-kathleen-schmidt/

The Greatest Writing Advice You Will Ever Receive Anywhere Ever. For Serious.

http://aftereverafter.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/the-greatest-writing-advice-you-will-ever-receive-anywhere-ever-for-serious/

The end of ebook development

http://www.baldurbjarnason.com/notes/end-of-ebook-dev/

Introducing jPach: A Journal Publishing Platform for HathiTrust

http://www.publishing.umich.edu/2012/04/25/introducing-jpach-a-journal-publishing-platform-for-hathitrust/

The e-Future

http://www.hbook.com/2012/04/creating-books/publishing/the-e-future/

If Harvard Can’t Afford Academic Journal Subscriptions, Maybe It’s Time for an Open Access Model

http://techland.time.com/2012/04/26/if-harvard-cant-afford-academic-journal-subscriptions-maybe-its-time-for-an-open-access-model/

The digital world has invigorated publishing, not doomed it

http://m.guardian.co.uk/ms/p/gnm/op/sg4u0_RHotex_ev4Q2pP53Q/view.m?id=15&gid=%2Fcommentisfree%2F2012%2Fapr%2F26%2Fdigital-world-publishing-industry

Apple’s iBooks Author: the iTunes of self-publishing apps?

http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2012/04/apples-ibooks-author-the-itunes-of-self-publishing-apps.ars?old=mobile

Writing Legend Les Edgerton Teaches Us How to Create a Remarkable Writing Voice

http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/writing-legend-les-edgerton-teaches-us-how-to-create-a-remarkable-writing-voice/

Traditional Publishing And Self-Publishing Are Not Mutually Exclusive

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/04/26/traditional-self-publishing-not-mutually-exclusive/

Tor/Forge Plans DRM-Free E-books By July

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/51659-tor-forge-plans-drm-free-e-books-by-july.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=099573012b-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

“Why I break DRM on e-books”: A publishing exec speaks out

http://paidcontent.org/2012/04/24/breaking-drm-publishing-exec/

The Return of the Novella, the Original #Longread

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/04/the-return-of-the-novella-the-original-longread/256290/

More on DRM and ebooks

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2012/04/more-on-drm-and-ebooks.html

Publishing Perspectives : Sourcefabric’s SaaS: Open-Source Book Creation Tools for All

http://publishingperspectives.com/2012/04/sourcefabrics-saas-open-source-book-creation-tools-for-all/

Festival of Books: Grahame-Smith explains why we need zombies

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/04/festival-of-books-grahame-smith-explains-why-we-need-zombies-to-keep-us-scared.html

Writing Advice: 3 Reasons to Never Give Up, From Bestselling Author Lisa See

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/writing-advice-3-reasons-to-never-give-up-from-bestselling-author-lisa-see

Hiring a Freelance Editor: A Step-by-Step Guide

http://writetodone.com/2012/04/23/hiring-a-freelance-editor-a-step-by-step-guide/

The Business Rusch: The Changing Definition of Publishing

http://kriswrites.com/2012/04/18/the-business-rusch-the-changing-definition-of-publishing/

Amazon plans publishing arm to ‘cut out middle man’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/9219654/Amazon-plans-publishing-arm-to-cut-out-middle-man.html

Free Book – The Writer’s Idea Book (K)

http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2012/04/free-book-writers-idea-book-k.html

Festival of books: Publishing in the digital age

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/04/festival-of-books-publishing-in-the-digital-age.html

 

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