Taking A Stand
Pic: Flickr /Creative Commons- David – Joan of Arc
Should Illustrators be credited in the Nielson ratings? This question has started a lot of comment, mostly along the lines of
Whaaat? You mean they aren’t? or It’s about time! or This is a debate? Porter Anderson takes a look at the issue
and held a #futurechat on it this week. Nielson claim it is too difficult to credit
illustrators. It is all about the metadata, folks.
Are literary journals in trouble?
Jane Friedman examines the way literary journals are run and
whether they will still be around in a decade. Can they afford to rest on their laurels as print gatekeepers in today’s digital age? The comments make interesting reading. Would you accept rejections for 10 years until they took one of your pieces?
Kris Rusch wrote this week about what it is like to stand up for yourself as a writer to your agent or editors
. When you have to burn the bridges to get out of a toxic relationship that will harm your career. She has great advice and is well worth reading from a writer beware point of view.
In the Craft Section,
In the Marketing Section,
Publishing Crawl has a post on author photos.
How to choose the best shots.
Website of the Week
Storybundle is a website that offers curated bundles of eBooks. These bundles mean that authors get a bigger share of the pie, they
also support charity and you get some great reading. The bundles are up for a limited time. This week Kris Rusch has curated a bundle of writing craft books
Included are some I have had my eye on for a while. So now I own 10 for the price of the 4 I was thinking of. A present to myself for my 350th blog post.*
Alex Cavanaugh founded the Insecure Writers website which has grown from strength to strength. All writers suffer from insecurity at some time or other. She has a great post on taking small steps to conquer insecurity in your craft
and move forward and maybe take a stand…
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.