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6/22/10 Writing and Publishing News

June 22, 2010

Tags: Amazon, contracts, copyright, discrimination, ebooks, Google, libraries, royalties

How can you protect your ideas before submitting? Should you sign a one-book or multi-book deal? How did Amazon almost put an indie publisher out of business? Are the British courts trying to fix libel law? When will the Google decision issue? Does age matter in Hollywood? These and other stories are in this week’s Write Report.

6/16/10 Writing and Publishing News

June 16, 2010

Tags: awards, contracts, copyright, free speech, libel, libraries, piracy, plagiarism, royalties, sexual harassment, vampires, writers

Why shouldn’t Bloomberg/Wiley authors sign the modifications the publisher is proposing? Which major sports bio went on sale despite threats and bookstores refusing to shelve? Which publisher is accused of sexual harassment? These headlines, plus more of the latest writing and publishing news are in this week’s Write Report.

Thanks so much to the Florida Writer's Association, which just named The Writer's Guide to the Courtroom as a finalist in the 2010 Royal Palm Literary Awards.

6/6/10 Writing and Publishing News

June 6, 2010

Tags: antitrust, book banning, copyright, ebooks/digitizing, iPad, libel, libraries, publishing news, writing tips

This week on Litopia’s podcast The Debriefer, Peter and I talked about the universal e-book format, why it matters that we don’t have one yet, and what authors can put in their contracts to make sure their books appear in all the major e-formats. This headline, plus more of the latest writing and publishing news are in this week’s Write Report.

The Write Report has been named an Awesome Blog by Writing World, the very first blog chosen for this honor. Thanks so much. What an incredible honor. Writing-World.com is an awesome website for writers.

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