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Literary #agents Reinventing Themselves

March 28, 2013 Leave a comment

With so many (inexpensive) options available to authors who are not traditionally published (and even those who are), literary agents are having to reinvent themselves. An interesting post from The Passive Voice.

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Add #SendToKindle Button on Your Site

March 21, 2013 7 comments

From MediaBistro:
Readers often encounter news articles, blog posts and other content on the web that they want to read but don’t have time to do so immediately. The Send to Kindle Button lets people easily send that content to their Kindle so they can it read later. Just send once and read everywhere on any Kindle device or free reading app. No more hunting around for that website or blog that caught your eye – just open your Kindle and all the content you sent is right there. The Send to Kindle Button is also great for readers who want to collect content from the web to use in work projects, school assignments, or hobbies.

Click here for the link to generate the button on Amazon.

Click here for the article in MediaBistro.

 

Fiction First: Writing a Stunning Debut Novel

March 20, 2013 Leave a comment

This video is from the recently concluded The Hindu Lit for Life 2013. Authors Jerry Pinto and Nilanjana Roy converse about the first book being the first love.

Publishing #contracts and #royalties in the Big Bad World

March 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Jane Friedman has great advice on Writers Unboxed for authors in this brave new world of electronic publishing. Click here for the post.

UPDATE: Bad Contracts from Big Publishers

March 11, 2013 4 comments

An update to the post below. There is more bad news from newbie authors from the publishing front. Click here for details.

Bad Contracts from Big Publishers

March 7, 2013 2 comments

I came across this blog post from John Scalzi about terrible contracts being offered to authors, even by mainstream publishers. Worth a look. Click here for the link.

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