Hello to everyone coming to the blog via today’s Publishers Lunch, which links to Wednesday’s discussion of the pros and cons of DRM, which originally linked to Publishers Lunch. And, uh, here’s a link back to today’s Publishers Lunch, although be advised that if you click on it you will be trapped in an infinite feedback loop for all of eternity between my blog and Publishers Lunch (but hey — at least you’ll always be up to date on publishing news!).
Everyone’s favorite de-motivating website 101 Reasons to Stop Writing has a new paint job and a new address, so put down those pens and typewriters and be sure and update your bookmarks. Oh, and don’t forget to vote on your favorite cliche in fiction.
Empty out your couches for some loose change, because you’re going to want a limited edition diamond-encrusted edition of British entrepreneur Roger Shashoua’s book DANCING WITH THE BEAR, worth approximately £3 million. Thanks to GalleyCat for the heads up! I’m so on it. Does someone have change for £10 million?
Jonathan Lyons, in his continuing series on agents standing by their clients through the submission process, has a great entry from friend and former colleague Edward Necarsulmer IV, director of the children’s department of McIntosh & Otis. He calls his slush pile the “discovery pile,” which had me slapping my head and whining, “Why didn’t I think of that?” (Edward is a very smart individual and a great agent). Thanks to Ello for reminding me to link to this.
And finally, thank you to everyone who has commented and are busy networking with other writers who are commenting on yesterday’s post on networking. Yay networking! You guys are so awesome. And increasingly well-networked, I might add.
Have a great weekend!