Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Links of Interest

THE GOOGLE SETTLEMENT: Yet another explanation of the Google settlement. It's simple enough for most writers to follow.

THE RIGHT AGENT: Ten things to expect from your agent.

AGENT AND PUBLISHING LAWYER Elaine English is interviewed about various legal issues facing authors as well as her own literary agency.

MARKET NEWS: Juno Books, an imprint of Pocket Books, has changed their guidelines. Generally, Juno is interested in urban fantasy with a strong female protagonist.

BOOK MARKETING: An editor looks at promotion for titles by publishers and what authors can do to improve it.

WRITING TERMS: Judy Griffith Gill continus with her writing terms dictionary.

WRITER BEWARE: Victoria Strauss, one of the founders of Writer Beware, THE source of information on writing scams, is interviewed. She talks about how to spot a scam and what to do if you are scammed.


Joy R. Butler said...

Here's one more resource on the Google Book Settlement:

ANNOTATED SUMMARY. I have prepared a 10-page annotated summary of the proposed Google Book Settlement Agreement. The annotations are references to the
relevant provisions in the Settlement Agreement. You can use the summary as an overview or use it as a guide for your own reading of the 300+ page actual Settlement Agreement. The annotated summary is available at

TELESEMINAR REPLAY. The annotated summary tracks my complimentary teleseminar, “What the Google Book Settlement Means for Authors and Publishers”. A recording of the teleseminar will be available for replay by phone until at least May 31, 2009. You can access the complimentary telephone replay by calling (641) 715-3900. When prompted for the extension, enter 47422 followed by the pound sign (#).

You can find more details about the annotated summary and the teleseminar at

- Joy Butler, Attorney and Author of The Permission Seeker’s Guide Through the Legal Jungle.

moonrat said...

thanks for linking to that article of mine--honestly i wish it had gotten more traction! i think it would have been really helpful for authors. secrets we're not supposed to tell, etc. sigh. oh well. maybe i wrote it too long.