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Friday, March 9, 2012

Publishing Pulse: 3/9/12

Success Stories

QueryTracker would like to congratulate our newest success stories: Marion Browning-Baker and Abigail Schmidt!

Around the Internet

Writer Wren Emerson teaches you to build a unique paranormal world, and she gives you specific, easy-to-follow steps to do it!

The Justice Department is threatening to sue "Apple and the nation's biggest book publishers...for their alleged price-fixing of electronic books  unless the companies agree to change their business practices." Read more on The Washington Post.

Do you use Pinterest? Rachelle Gardner gives you Pinterest: 13 Things Writers Should Know, including copyright concerns you should be aware of. (And if you want more information about copyright cautions than Ms. Gardner provides, check out Business Insider's article on a lawyer who deleted all her Pinterest boards after reading the terms of service.)

Ms. Gardner followed up her Pinterest post with one on Goodreads: 8 Things Writers Should Know. She includes a link to a previous article in which she explains How Authors Can Effectively Use GoodReads.

Want to make your blog a go-to resource? Here are 5 Keys to Blog Usability. You'll notice that the article is about things like navigation and other design issues--something far too many bloggers neglect!

Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD's book, THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGY: How to Write Accurately About Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment, and Human Behavior helps writers avoid common misconceptions and inaccuracies and "get the psych right" in their stories. You can learn more about The Writer's Guide to Psychology, check out Dr. K's blog on Psychology Today, or follow her on Facebook or Google+

1 comment:

Dr. Cheryl Carvajal said...

WOW, the five keys to blog usability was so worth reading! Now I'm going back and taking notes.

Thanks so much!