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Friday, September 28, 2012

Publishing Pulse 9/28/2012

Happy Friday!

Author Kate Messner has some great tips on thinking before you thank writers in your acknowledgement page.

Thinking of branching out? Author Joanna Penn's post on the lessons she's learned from one year of being an author entrepreneur.

With more people reading ebooks, it's even more important to make sure the grammar and formatting are done well. Price is another important consideration as evidenced by the polarized reviews on Amazon for J.K. Rowling's latest release. (Via GalleyCat.)

Also in the news is the lawsuit Penguin is filing against several of its authors for failing to deliver their books after receiving a large part of their advance. (Via The Smoking Gun.)

Porter Anderson's Writing on the Ether has a great round up discussing fraudulent reviews and some things to think about if you're both a reviewer and an author.

Author Patricia C. Wrede discusses looking at the whole body in order to escape the body language code that's so easy to fall into: sighing, shrugging, smiling, etc.

No matter how you're published, keeping track of the numbers (of books sold) can be a maddening thing. Author Kris Rusch talks about why authors should avoid looking at numbers as it can lead to short-term thinking.

Have a great weekend!

Danyelle Leafty| @danyelleleafty writes YA and MG fantasy. She is the author of The Fairy Godmother Dilemma series (CatspellFirespellApplespell, and Frogspell), and Slippers of Pearl, and can be found on her blog. She can also be found on Wattpad.

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