Writers: Another Google Book Settlement deadline is fast approaching. Per the amended Settlement agreement, January 28, 2010 is the last date you can opt out of the Settlement, or opt back in if you previously opted out and have since changed your mind.
On Jan 20, the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) , the National Writers Union (NWU), Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and the Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) jointly sponsored a workshop to discuss the implications for writers of the proposed Google Books Settlement (GBS). This is an audio of that panel.
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Today, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., hosted an online panel discussion regarding the proposed settlement between Google, Inc. and the Authors Guild, Inc., and other class action plantiffs. The text-based panel ran for 90 minutes on the SFWA discussion forums, creating an instant transcript for writers who could not make the opening […]
NYC area folks, don't forget that there's a Google Settlement Workshop in midtown at 2:00 http://is.gd/6G1IM Pass the word. # RT @lketchersid: Amazon changing Kindle royalties? http://bit.ly/7Mdhbk <about time!> # @kmdi They are videoing the workshop. I'll let you know when it's been posted. Tomorrow, we have an online version. http://is.gd/6Gn3w in reply to kmdi […]
Help Haiti animals & SFWA member @jesswynne will send you a signed copy of her novel The Z Radiant: http://is.gd/6BxUN # Welcome to SFWA's newest Active member, Rick Boatwright, with 3 sales to Grantsville Gazette. http://is.gd/6BIvJ # Strange Horizons starts new fiction-department blog to give writers updates about magazine status questions. http://is.gd/6DkBG #
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This article, reprinted from the Bulletin, explores the various aspects of social networking and how a writer can use them to help promote herself.
Posted by Richard White for Writer Beware
Dear New Publisher:
You may have noticed people discussing your company on various web sites. Normally, this would be a good thing, I mean, free publicity, right? But, when you go to these sites, they may be discussing your company in unflattering terms and asking all kinds of questions about your ability to get books into bookstores.