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The fun continues with Hachette and Amazon doing mighty battle.
- A group of legacy authors wrote an open letter to Amazon in protest (although note, they say they're not taking sides).
- JA Konrath dissected this letter, to hilarious effect.
- So did Barry Eisler.
- 6800 authors then sign a petition for Hachette to adopt more author-friendly practices.
- And Chuck Wendig has an opinion, too.
- Meanwhile, Amazon offers ebook authors a rather sweet deal.
- Aaaand…the Author's Guild says no thanks.
Costco decided to remove Dinesh D'Souza's bestselling book from their shelves, then decided to put it back.
Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers passed away at age 76. May perpetual light shine upon him.
Around the Blogosphere:
Some of the difficulties libraries have with ebook publishers.
What one agency reader learned while reading slush.
Three ways to put your first-person narrator to better use.
If you're tire of being serious, the thirteen writers you hate (and who probably hate you too.)
Literary Quote of the Week:
Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things,
and nothing else. -CS Lewis
Jane Lebak is the author of The Wrong Enemy. She has four kids, three cats, two books in print, and one husband. She lives in the Swamp and spends her time either writing books or crocheting inappropriate objects. At Seven Angels, Four Kids, One Family, she blogs about what happens when a distracted daydreamer and a gamer geek attempt to raise four kids. If you want to make her rich and famous, please contact the riveting Roseanne Wells of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency.