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7/20/10 Writing and Publishing News

July 20, 2010

Tags: Amazon, book thieves, book trailers, contracts, copyright, free speech, libel, plagiarism, royalties, self-publishing, work life balance, writers, writing tips

Big busy week for me, even though I’m on vacation. Ha!

My interview on work life balance on Women Lawyers Online is up. You can listen here

I did an article for Women On Writing titled, “Using the Law in Your Story: Character, Plot and Professions.” You can read it here.

Another article I wrote on using the law in writing is up at Selling Books

Lots of news. Which bookseller is defending a poison pill? Who's suing JK Rowling this week? Who dropped their suit against Scribd? Why did Janet Evanovich leave her publisher? These and other writing and publishing news stories are on this week's Write Report.

Shrek Forever After Teaches A Good Lesson to Writers

July 8, 2010

Tags: contracts, writers, publishing, agents, Shrek

i recently saw the new (and most excellent) Shrek Forever After with the kids. It occurred to me that the movie taught an essential life lesson. That lesson is something all writers (and everyone else) need to sear into their brains. The lesson is: Read The Contract Before You Sign It.

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