What has been happening this week in the publishing blogosphere...
The open letter signed by over 900 American authors to Amazon about the ongoing dispute with Hachette has now got an international flavour with a German version springing up. Amazon is in dispute with German publishers about eBook prices... and over 1300 German language authors have signed an open letter. Porter Anderson takes a look at the two sides of this ongoing story. Which truth should we subscribe to?
Meanwhile... The Passive Guy is commenting on a Wall St Journal opinion piece about backing Amazon as they change the way publishing will be done...
Porter comments on a two-day workshop where publishing professionals gathered together to come up with a viable alternative to Amazon... interesting reading.
Mike Shatskin takes this further by looking specifically who could combine and give the Zon a fright.
Maggie Stiefvater delivered a keynote address at SCBWI that wowed people... She has published an excerpt... about writing being thievery... Excellent reading.
WriteOnCon is nearly set for takeoff... They have posted their list of agents dropping in. It promises to be a huge weekend. Take some time to check out what is on offer in this free online children’s writers’ conference.
In the Craft Section,
In the Marketing Section,
Joanna Penn continues to break new translation ground. She details how she has approached the German edition... and gets her translator to talk about the process. Fascinating reading.
Joel Friedlander has a guest post on planning your blog posts around your book.
Elisabeth S Craig has updated her database collection of editors, designers and illustrators for free lance projects.
Kris Rusch has added a new post to her discoverability series, which will shortly be turned into a book.
Self Publishing - three links
Shelli Johannes (YA writer) on things to think about before you jump in...
Jan Ruth (romance) on how to make the most of it.
Trevor Richardson on his journey which involved getting his rights back and starting a literary magazine.
The lovely Melinda Szymanik has packed a lot into her six month writing residency... if you can’t get away to another city maybe you could try organising a writing retreat when you can’t afford to go on one. This could be handy if you want to combine it with the excellent WriteOnCon free children’s online writing conference... Or maybe you could dream about the most excellent writing studio... where you can contemplate writing your own truth.
maureen (late again…sorry. I am getting better….)