Published in News • No comments
This week’s Publishing News Roundup series talks about Apple’s appeal loss, and Scribd’s reasoning for cutting its romance titles.
We will also be discussing E L James’ Twitter chat that didn’t necessarily go as planned and we discuss how to properly handle yourself when not liking an author’s work. Check out this week’s post below:
Flagging Down Karma
Pic: From Grammarly blog on writing retreats.
E L James had a torrid time on an ‘Ask E L James’ Twitter chat that her PR people should never have enabled. Mob behaviour was in evidence when she was publically vilified at a live event. You can hate the stories… just don’t read them, but don’t attack the author. They are a human being. Porter reports on the fallout and how Chuck Wendig coped with it.
Revising without tears (Bookmark)
The writers skill– Stephen Pressfield
The secret behind making me care about your characters– Chuck Wendig (usual warnings)
How fiction writers can ramp up tension and pacing– CS Lakin (Bookmark)
Truth and Fiction- Girl Cliques– Becca Puglisi (Bookmark)
Book marketing checklist –Tim Grahl (Comprehensive)
Book marketing plans – (Bookmark)
Special forces tools that help writers-Bob Mayer
Book Market results– Nicholas Rossis (Fascinating! Bookmark)
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.