Toronto-based ECW Press and literary magazine, Joyland, are teaming up to launch a new imprint, Joyland eBooks, and are open to submissions.
Inspired by author Lynn Viehl who shared her book royalty statements, author Sasha White shares her ebook royalty statement and gives a little insight into how ebook publishing differs from traditional publishing.
Now of course, I've linked to the news about J.A Konrath's Kindle success but before you assume you can duplicate it, especially for first-time authors, consider what author Dana Kaye has to say. Then, how about a little more on the Konrath deal from Publishers' Weekly. Seems like traditional publishing is not thrilled at the same time they want to pooh-pooh it. Nice to see some agents rethinking they way they do business.
Thinking about writing short stories? See what author and story structure expert Larry Brooks has to say about story structure in a short story.
Interesting essay on the relationship between research and writing for authors. Which comes first?
You may have already seen this video of what every booksigning author fears most, but if you haven't, it is hilarious. "Parnell Hall on Signing in the Walden Books".
Amazon now offers two side-by-side Top 100 lists for Kindle titles, a paid list and a free list. I found it interesting that a large number of the free titles are Christian fiction, category romance or classic literature.
The private label rights scam being perpetrated right in front of us, and how it affects authors who legitimately write and have something to say.
Last, a word from Your Inner Critic...
It's the Memorial Day weekend. Warm weather (HOT, here in FL), BBQ, friends and family, a graduation party and maybe a good book or two. Take a moment to remember those who died in service to our country (and those who serve even now).
What's the holiday look like for you? Whatever it is, ENJOY!
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.