Here’s a sampling of news items that I found interesting enough to pass onto our community. I hope you find some nuggets in this week’s writer-reader news roundup. Patti’s News Day Tuesday posts every other week.
From Media Shift, Latest E-book and Self Pub News:
From Media Bistro:
Self-published Bestsellers List this week and links for indie authors:
Saturday is Free Comic Book Day in North America
The Indie Author Manifesto: INFOGRAPHIC Mark Coker of Smashwords
“Q: How does self-publishing differ from working with a traditional publishing house?” Interview from Galleycat at http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/kiera-cass-on-publishing-social-media-ending-the-selection-trilogy_b85446#more-85446
“Want to add music to your eBook?” http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/make-a-soundtrack-to-your-book-using-booktrack_b84645
From I Want Media:
You may think that this is a strange link from someone who raised her children without TV, and currently lives without TV. I get I Want Media in my personal email, because I do like to keep up with the business and trends in media. The book section includes memoirs and other books, either outing or touting, the latest news media and makers. This site is one way that I keep up with what’s going on in the world of media. I’m also waiting for next month’s annual Future of Media forum. Here is a link to last year’s forum…very enlightening: http://www.iwantmedia.com/forum/index.html
Gigaom is another site that comes in my email, although it is also on my WordPress reader. It offers technology news, Apple, cleantech, cloud, data, Europe, mobile, and video. It is pretty technical, but has gems like the story link above.
From here and there:
One author’s feelings about giving away her debut novel: http://boingboing.net/2014/04/28/publishing-as-personal-lesson.html
Author Tess Gerritson sues over Gravity movie: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/business/media/author-of-the-book-gravity-sues-warner-bros-over-credit.html?_r=1
“Amazon has just introduced a new feature that lets Twitter users add items to their Amazon carts by including a hashtag within a tweet.” http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/05/amazon-extends-its-shopping-cart-to-twitter/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000591
Where do you get your writer-reader news? Please share a link or two in the comments section.
Happy Newsy Things,
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