Going boldly into the unknown...a weekly roundup of writing tips and trends from a NZ children's writer.
Comments always welcome. (Image is of two galaxies colliding. Images Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.)
Ann wanted authors to look
after publishers and independent booksellers. ( she is one of those.) In her
words... Authors have been protected for a long time, we are very
well cared for, but we need to think about our other partners, from bookshops
to publishing and self-publishing.” Unfortunately her tone, in
the words of one twitter commenter, was that of a favoured child who has no
idea of the resentment felt by neglected siblings...
Over in Amazon land
the drums are beating. A new publishing venture Kindle Worlds was launched
today. This new publishing imprint is specifically for...fan fiction. And yes
fan ficcers you can make money off it.
This week Huffington
Post had a great article about Amanda Palmer appearing at The Grub St writer’s
convention and giving one of the most talked about keynotes of a writing conference this year. They have a link to the video of it...and it is stunning!
Take some time out to listen to this speech and reconnect with why you write.
Here in New Zealand we
were treated to a rare interview with John Green...YA wunderkind and half of
the Vlog brothers. Here is the link to the podcast if you missed it on
Have you ever wondered
whether your book will last for the length of a long haul flight? Wonder no
longer...Qantas has taken a stand on behalf of the neglected long haul
passenger who has run out of reading material half way across the Pacific...