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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.

9/13/10 Writing and Publishing News

September 13, 2010

Tags: book marketing, confidentiality, ebooks/digitizing, free speech, Google, libel, publishing news, self-publishing, writers

Which prime minister’s lawyers think fictional affairs are too close to home? How did the Pentagon turn a book into a bestseller? Plus, why you’re not too old to write, and why bestsellers are choosing to self-publish. These and other writing and publishing headlines are in this week’s Write Report.

9/6/10 Writing and Publishing News

September 7, 2010

Tags: advances, campaign finance, confidentiality, contracts, ebooks/digitizing, publicity, publishing news, writers, writing tips

Why is S&S accused of violating campaign finance laws? Which writer's fan got him horrid publicity? Why is the bankruptcy clause in your contract worthless? Is an author-formed collective a good idea? These and other headlines are in this week's Write Report.

8/31/10 Writing And Publishing News

August 31, 2010

Tags: discrimination, ebooks, publishing news, royalties, self-publishing

Which major reviewing publication is accused of discrimination? Why the Wylie deal with Random leaves the issue of who owns ebook rights to older books unanswered. And how writers really get paid with traditional and real publishing. Plus, I'm interviewed on preventing workplace violence. These and other headlines are in this week's Write Report.

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.

5/25/10 Writing and Publishing News

May 25, 2010

Tags: Amazon, antitrust, copyright, ebooks/digitizing, free speech, libel, publishing news, writers

Which monarch is championing libel reform? Which publishers are killing endangered trees to make books? What does Facebook do to dissenters? Which writer is claiming Heroes stole the last season from their comic book? The headlines, plus more of the latest writing and publishing news are in this week’s Write Report.

4/21/10 Writing and Publishing News

April 21, 2010

Tags: Amazon, free speech, libel, publishing news, writers

Why is Amazon suing an entire state? Who’s suppressing whose free speech? Writers have managed to offend which three religions this week? These and other headlines are in this week’s Write Report.

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