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Friday, February 10, 2012

Publishing Pulse: 2/10/2012

 Around the Internet

It’s been a busy week for controversy. A chapter of the Romance Writers of America decided to cancel a contest after their decision to ban entries with gay relationships was met with anger among authors and writers.


There were controversies abound for Amazon this week. Not only did Indigo (a major bookstore chain in Canada) and Books A Million join the growing list of booksellers who are boycotting the sale of Amazon books in their stores, the American Booksellers Association Indie Commerce removed Amazon-published books from its database. 

In other news, Amazon maybe opening a store in Seattle.

The Publishing World

If you’re not sure what various publishing terms (e.g. advances, auction, BEA) mean, then check out this dictionary. It will make your life slightly easier.

If you’re trying to navigate the changing publishing industry, this post might give you the answers you need.


When is it a good time to call YOUR agent? Agent Rachelle Gardner has the answer.

Social Networking

If you’re using Google +, check out this advice to ensure your profile is strong. 

Indie Publishing

Here’s the answer to the age old question: what is the right price for an ebook?

If you’re indie published or are considering that route, check out the four big reasons why indie authors aren’t taken seriously. Make sure you aren’t making the same mistakes.

Have a great weekend!

Stina Lindenblatt writes young adult novels. In her spare time, she’s a photographer and blogging addict, and can be found hanging out on her blog, Seeing Creative.  


Anonymous said...

Great info, Stina!! I thought I was supposed to be offering First Serial Rights not North American Rights. Gotta fix that!!

Leslie S. Rose said...

I think the contest exclusion of gay relationships is shameful. Glad you shone a light on it.