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Friday, July 27, 2012

Publishing Pulse: Friday, July 27, 2012

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Around the Blogosphere

It's the shot heard around the 'Net: lawsuits over graphic rights and image piracy.

Kristin Nelson shares a post on the Pub Rants blog. If you've ever found a picture on the internet and plugged it into a blog post, then you better read it. It is very interesting to note that disclaimers aren't going to defend a blogger if the owner of a photo comes knocking on their web site door.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it. Bye, bye, Tumblr and Pintrest. You were a delightful diversion to getting work done...but we'll miss you, for sure.

What do the words otter, toast, fan, bouncing, and trap have in common (besides oddly recurrent themes in my recent trip to Niagara Falls)? Well, if you feel like entering a flash fiction contest on Janet Reid's blog, YOU can tell US. Contest runs this evening through Saturday 6pm.

Rachelle Gardner shares the podium with guest blogger Erin Reel (@TheLitCoach) in her post about building on online platform...and shares excellent advice for writers who are intimidated by the idea of audience-building from the ground up.

The Writer magazine (writermag.com) will go on hiatus after the October 2012 issue. There is hope The Writer will re-emerge under a new owner.

And Now: A Word from The Grammar Corgi
...on the subject of dangling modifiers.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Ash Krafton is a speculative fiction writer who resides in the heart of the Pennsylvania coal region, where she keeps the book jacket for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" in a frame over her desk. Visit Ash's blog at www.ash-krafton.blogspot.com for news on her newly released urban fantasy "Bleeding Hearts: Book One of the Demimonde" (Pink Narcissus Press 2012).

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