Still looking for free ebooks? I've come across another source, eReaderIQ. In this one, you get to specify what types of books you're interested in, how recent you wish the listings to be, and how much information you want displayed on each page. Pretty nifty.
In case you still don't have enough ways to find free ebooks, here's another: OneHundredFreeBooks.com.
These sites are popping up all over the place!
MediaBistro is hosting its first Literary Festival & Workshops. July 16 - August 1, this online, interactive event will feature author sessions, how-to sessions from agents, editors and writers, writing workshops, and peer interaction.
After the publisher gets hold to it, is your story still the story you wrote? Editing Clauses in Publishing Contracts .
With the exception of the page counts, screenwriter Hilliard Guess's tips for writing could apply for any storyteller. Less black on the page. Get to the point. Trust the reader. Click here to read the full story.
Are romance writers romantic? The Secret to a More Romantic Writing Life from RU's Robin Covington.
D2C? As in, direct to consumer. As in, as it tries to reinvent itself, will American publishing grab hold to this idea? Harlequin, while selling through retailers, also sells direct to consumers. Their reader subscription service sales are down, but I haven't heard the same about their website sales. (Harlequin, by the way, is not an American publisher. It's actually owned by Canadian firm, Torstar Corporation.) D2C is getting attention, particularly based on this story about how well D2C is doing in Scandinavia.
Only problem I see is that, as with Harlequin's website, a reader can get better prices from other outlets...like Walmart.
Indie author J.A. Konrath has a great blog post on publishing contracts. Very, very long, but worth the read if you have a need to know (or just find this kind of stuff interesting).
Amazon tries to get a handle on spam in the Kindle store.
I missed posting over the holiday weekend, but hope you had a great holiday and that you enjoy today's tidbits. Lots of stuff happening out there in publishing land. In my writing world, I'm plowing through the books I need to review, only having a couple left. I finished my film treatment and wrote 90% of the synopsis for a new story. I'm working on finishing that for a June pitch session. Then, it's on to finishing my short stories, finishing my wip, then writing this new story in August.
What's doing with you?
Happy Readin' N Writin'!
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.