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Sunday, September 5, 2010

9/5/10 Writing and Publishing Headlines

Where the Law and Literature Meet

Did Simon & Schuster violate campaign finance laws against in-kind contributions with book promo video? http://tinyurl.com/29ltks9

Writer sued by publisher over missed deadline (you all have my permission to throw rotten tomatoes at anyone who had their chance and blew it this badly): http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2010/09/yahoo-writer-sued-by-publisher-over-failure-to-meet-deadline-on-valvano-biography/1

BBC loses court battle over driver’s secret identity: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11151777

What do you do when someone gives you your own comic book? Threaten to sue, of course: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/comic-riffs/2010/08/bluewater_comics_justin_bieber.html

Scribd charges for free books, uses subscription to get around copyright: http://pbackwriter.blogspot.com/2010/08/scribdcom-gets-greedy.html

Why the bankruptcy clause in your contract is useless: http://pubrants.blogspot.com/2010/09/sometimes-it-pays-to-pay.html

Stranded children’s authors form collective, go it alone vs. traditional publishing: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/127604-stranded-childrens-authors-go-it-alone.html

Other Headlines

Which book did the Discovery Channel gunman want them to make into a movie? The author’s reaction to really horrid publicity: "There is no disagreement between us," he said, "but his expression of the idea is very different from mine." http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7184520.html

Battle of the media – print vs. pixel?: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/technology/02couples.html?_r=1&src=busln

13 books nobody’s read but say they have (maybe they own the free Kindle versions): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/03/lying-about-books_n_703762.html I’ve read 4 of them, but 2 were because I was forced to in school. How many have you read?

Want a bestseller? Say God didn’t create the universe: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/127578-hawkings-controversial-comments-see-sales-surge.html

The best books on writing: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-winokur/advice-to-writers-books_b_700945.html  (Hey! Where is The Writer’s Guide to the Courtroom: Let’s Quill All the Lawyers?)

The art of co-authoring: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alexander-humez/coauthoring-all-for-one-a_b_703916.html

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