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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 can’t you get library books on the Kindle? Why free speech isn’t 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

My first review for The Writer’s Guide to the Courtroom

I’ve been
interviewed on Selling Books


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.

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.

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.

5/12/10 Writing and Publishing News

May 12, 2010

Tags: Amazon, book banning, ebooks/digitizing, free speech, Google, libraries, plagiarism

Which book just got banned in New Jersey? Which gardening book author is accused of plagiarism? What are TV execs scared of more than bad ratings? And why did a mom turn into a library book thief? These and other stories are in The Write Report.

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