Some great stuff on the Internet from last week and this week. Find the topic that interests you.
From Stephanie Lauren’s gutsy keynote speech at the 2012 RWA National conference. Hat tip to Passive Guy.
WEATHERING THE TRANSITION…KEEPING THE FAITH
When Linda Winstead-Jones approached me to give this address, I asked if there was anything specific the board wanted me to speak about, and she replied: well, it’s usually inspirational, and sometimes funny, but it should really be a reflection of the individual author.
I thought: Oh, good – then no one who knows me is going to be surprised if I talk about the business – our business – and perhaps, given where we stand now, in the middle of 2012, that might be rather apt. Read more…
A timely note from Bob Mayer’s Blog on lending e-books vs. piracy.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LENDING, BORROWING AND PIRATES.
There is always chatter on writer loops about websites Pirating eBooks. This is a huge problem and does often take revenue from the author and publisher. Read more…
A follow up FAQ to Roni Loren’s blog on the photo copyrights.
FAQ ON THE BLOG PHOTO DEBACLE
So I’m still recovering from RWA this week. I have a fun combination of a sick child, a cold, and lingering jet lag. But I thought I’d pop in really quickly to answer a few questions. I’ve been getting a boat load of emails since my photography post. Most have been kind words–I appreciate that–but many have also had additional questions about the post and/or copyright. Read more…
And last, but not least…if you’re submitting after a pitch at conference, some tips from Rachelle Gardner.
THE TOP TEN QUERY MISTAKES
As I read through the daily deluge of queries, I often become aware of how many times I see the same mistakes over and over. Most of them are not huge errors, but when an agent sees them repeatedly, they become more noticeable. So I’ve come up with a list of the most common querying blunders. Read more…