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10/9/10 Writing and Publishing News

October 9, 2010

Tags: agents, awards, book banning, free speech, libel, plagiarism, print on demand, publishing news, self-publishing, writers, writing tips

Which lawsuits are killing books? Which comic strip was banned for the punchline "Where's Muhammed?" Are picture books going the way of the dinosaur? Is it plagiarism or your perfect mate? These and other writing and publishing headlines are in this week's Write Report.

9/20/10 Writing and Publishing News

September 20, 2010

Tags: age discrimination, agents, Amazon, book marketing, ebooks, embargo, free speech, Google, libraries, plagiarism, publishing news, writers, writing tips, YA writing

How did Google post an embargoed book? Why canít you get library books on the Kindle? Why free speech isnít free when you pull a crazy Koran burning stunt. Plus, the real reasons why you were rejected. And 12 people who are changing publishing. These and other writing and publishing headlines are up at The Write Report.

8/1/10 Writing and Publishing News

August 1, 2010

Tags: agents, Amazon, copyright, ebooks/digitizing, plagiarism

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The big news this week was that a literary agent cut a deal directly with Amazon to publish some e-versions of already-published books. The original publisher is claiming it owns the e-rights, and everyone else is concerned that this gives Amazon even more power. Plus, JK Rowling strikes back at latest plagiarism allegations. These and other headlines are in 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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5/18/10 Writing and Publishing News

May 18, 2010

Tags: agency model, agents, Amazon, free speech, libel, writers, writing tips

Which literary agent got busted for stealing from his clients? Which author is dealing directly with Amazon for traditional book publishing? Which book got halted after a libel threat letter went out to everyone connected with it? Is the agency model iPad uses for e-books going to run into antitrust problems in the UK? These and other stories are in this edition of The Write Report.

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