Todays links of interest:
- Patricia Cornwell’s Latest Mystery
Sad story, but a solid lesson at the end: when you let other people manage your money, you should at least pay attention to what they’re doing.
- You Can’t Even Buy ‘Wolf Hall’ (Because of the Nazi Capitalist E-Book Conspiracy!)
Or due to stupid publishing tricks. Your call.
- Reclaiming Your Copyright After Thirty-Five Years
Must-read for all authors. Jane Litte on copyright terms, reversion, and reclaiming your copyright.
- Nuts Bolts: Royalty Statements: Reconciliation To Print
Kristin Nelson writes about the importance of reconciliation to print — and what that means — when reviewing royalty statements. As you know, we have no patience for authors who don’t pay attention to this stuff. It’s important. It’s your business.
- Slowing the Kindle Revolution: German Publishers Putting Kibosh on E-Books
Though it starts off like an ebook primer, this piece from Spiegel Online offers insight into the nascent German ebook market.
- A Closer Look at Disney Digital Books
A look at a project we think has flown under the litdigirati radar. Disney Digital Books has potential to be huge!
- Off the Shelf, Onto the Laptop – Libraries Try Digital Books
Hmm, did we actually forget to link to this? Libraries: the next digital battlefield.
- Readers Who View Sample Book Chapters Online More Likely to Purchase
This press release from LibreDigital confirms many things we’ve said over the years.
- FTC Reassures Kidlit Bloggers at DC Meeting
A distinction is drawn between independent reviewers and marketing programs. Finally. The guidelines, of course, remain fuzzy and unclear. Here’s hoping they go back to the writing board.
- Doctorow’s Project: With a Little Help
This is a project to watch closely.
- The Revolutionary New iPhone
Great analysis of the iPhone and how accessible it is. Read the commentary about how third party apps are or aren’t accessible (bad Kindle, bad, bad Kindle — also Authors Guild!).
- FTC Attorney Says Guidelines Not Aimed at Individual Bloggers
More clarification on the FTC guidelines.
- Cash-Starved Weinsteins Switch Book Operation to Perseus Joint Venture
Yeah, seems like everyone is starting a digital publishing venture these days. (probably behind Pub Lunch paywall, but you subscribe, right?)