I’m always up for a good conversation and there are many happening in the publishing blogosphere this week.
Publishing Perspectives' recent one day conference had people talking about what’s happening next in YA.
Quite a few people are talking about Amazon’s latest initiative, a subscription service targeting... KIDS?
Curtis Brown (respected literary agency) are partnering with Amazon in a new initiative...the conversations are just getting started on this breaking news. Are we getting into the murky waters of agent publishers?
Anne R Allen has had some big conversations about her blog post this last week on the changes in the publishing industry due to the Kindle and how the algorithms, to become a best seller, on Amazon have changed Indie Publishing.
Artistsroad is having a conversation on Kickstarter for Authors...is it worth it?
Bubblecow has an interesting conversation on giving your book away for free. Why would you do it?
Porter Anderson has gathered quite a few conversations about the Publishing Future along with Jane Friedman who has a conversation about curation and best business links for Authors.
Publishing Perspectives has a conversation going on e-serials and how they are turning into the next big thing!
NY Times is talking with bookshops about the shunning of Amazon published books and and what it all means for sales.
Agents are telling anyone who will listen what to do at revision time...listen up all you NaNoWriMo-ers...
Roz Morris always a great conversationalist has a pursuasive argument on how to be original in your writing.
Steve Laube wants to tell you about fair use and permissions to copy another authors work. When do you need them?
The wonderful Children’s Publishing Blog is having a great conversation on making your characters totally loved.
The superb K M Weiland talks about the 10 lessons she learned while writing her novel Dreamlander (which took 12 years) and each lesson is a conversation in itself.
Bob Mayer has a great post on using your storyboard to market your book...This is one of those lightbulb learning conversations.
Metadata is a scary conversation but necessary for all publishers (that’s you, Indie author) to understand so get yourself over to
The Book Designer wants to tell you about 5 things to consider in Book Cover Design...first up Genre!
Have you wondered about selling books off your own site? The Passive Guy has a great conversation about the pitfalls and plums of doing it all yourself.
The Bookshelfmuse is doing more than talking they are having a huge Be Nice To Others Promotion on their blog where you can nominate people to get a present from the Christmas Elf. Go and check it out.
Ebookfriendly is NOT talking. They are showing! They have a cool infographic showing the biggest themes in bestsellers.
So what issue on this list gets you talking?
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