This week…. BRACE. Yes, it’s Halloween, and if any of you agents out there need a scare, just click here. AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Run away!!! Run away!!!! (I kid NaNoWriMo. Although your family would like to see more of you. Also, when I last tried to visit the NaNoWriMo website it said the server was overloaded. Where […]
Archives for October 2008
As I’m sure you’ve now heard, Google has settled the dispute with the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, which (theoretically) clears the way for Google to begin making books that are still under copyright searchable and available online. I KNOW. We’re all still digesting what this means for authors and publishers, but […]
Recently there has been quite a movement afoot from people such as Cory Doctorow, Tim O’Reilly, Lawrence Lessig, and others extolling the power of free. O’Reilly sums it up the theory behind the movement in his important essay “Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution“: Obscurity is a far […]
One of the great things about having a blog is that you can answer questions no one has asked and pontificate on things you are underqualified to even have an opinion about. This is one of those days where I get to talk from the seat of my pants about some ideas I’ve been tossing […]
We lost a tremendous writer and a member of the Curtis Brown family on Sunday — Tony Hillerman was 83. The Times obit is here, and Jeff Abbott says it better than I could here. He will be dearly missed.
Hello! I’m back and writing the blog, and thanks so much to Michelle and MJ for their fantastic guest posts this week. In response to some of the questions on yesterday’s post, MJ wanted to point people to this post of hers, about staying alive in the publishing biz, because breakouts often take time. Speaking […]