In case you missed any of the big publishing news this week, we’ve got you covered.
From contract clauses to the latest news about Author Solutions, below is everything you may have missed. Here is out our first publishing news roundup from Maureen Crisp:
This weeks title: Saints and Sinners
Earlier this week my Twitter feed was being burned up by responses to an article written about MFA programs by an ex MFA teacher who decided it was time to write his feelings about being a teacher of an MFA program. As Chuck Wendig (usual warnings) exploded over the dismissive tone he used in his article
… I was thinking, yes but he did have a point here or there, which Chuck concedes. (However his rant is more entertaining than the original article.)
Anybody venturing into the wonderful world of publishing should always find out as much as possible. Yes Book People are wonderful people but there are sharks out there, like any other industry and regularly dropping in to Writer Beware is a good habit to get into. This week Victoria shines a light on contract clauses
that make your hair curl and the latest news about Author Solutions.
In the Craft section,
In the Marketing Section,
Website of the week
Kris Rusch looks hard at the writing life and writes a straight talking blog on the business of being a writer. This week she looks at the ‘get by’ writers.
This got me examining my conscience… Are we being the best writer we could be?
About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.