Thursday, December 4, 2008

new jobs for writers


Eat Chocolate biscuits....

Stacy in Oklahoma just emailed me about a post on Galleycat. We have been talking about the recession and how it is hitting publishing houses in the US.

Along with some high profile resignations have come some high profile firings...
"The publishing world in the US seems to be in disarray."
Check out Galleycat here

But here is a little snippet about what you can do when you are not building your websites in support of your unsold book waiting for the end of the recession.....


As the economy officially enters a recession, more writers are exploring new kinds of outlets--from videogame scripts to Amazon Kindle ebooks to blogging programs.

Read the rest of the post here


Lots of these issues will be talked about at our conference next year. we have an emphasis on new technologies and other ways to make and keep hold of your money....

Info coming soon.

but first the

Wellington Children's Book Association Lit Quiz is on tonight!


I'm looking forward to seeing what challenging questions they come up with this year!

How to publish your way out of a recession?


maureen









2 comments:

Maureen said...

but there is good news!

over Thanksgiving weekend in the States Booksales in the Children's YA genre were up 33%
Thankyou Stephanie Meyer!!!!!

Johanna Knox said...

Hi Maureen. I'm so glad to read that good news!

Sorry to be such a doomer, but I fear 'recession' is rather optimistic, and 'depression' much more realistic.

But, paraphrasing something that someone said to me recently - maybe there will be an increased need for books to cheer children up!

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