Today, Smashwords founder Mark Coker guest blogs about “private label rights” services, which make it possible for anyone to “author” their own ebooks or to populate blogs by putting together chunks of content from the service’s database. The result: scads of badly-formatted, poor-quality ebooks and blogs, which are often used by SEO scammers to confuse Google Search results.
Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Gord Sellar, Kij Johnson, Victoria Strauss, Jim C. Hines, Mike Resnick, Apis Teicher, Jonathan Strahan, and David D. Levine!
Now that SFWA Active members have received their election ballots, remember that you can ask the candidates questions in the Discussion Forums. Since we have some contested elections this year, make sure you participate in the process. Though only active members may vote, any SFWA member may ask questions.
SFWA member @daviddlevine is speaking Wed. at Ignite Portland: Bagdad Theatre 7pm. It's a cross between TED & speed-dating! Free! # In a Mind Meld, @sfsignal asks some Nebula nominees what additional works they wish had made the ballot. http://is.gd/9BGNQ # Welcome to SFWA's newest Active member @gordsellar. Read one of his qualifying stories @clarkesworld […]
Some tips to consider when you’re reviewing your current website or when you’re thinking about creating one. Let’s take a look at these tips for your website’s design and usability.
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Today, by unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that tossed out a settlement reached in a landmark case involving electronic rights and copyright. In 1999, the National Writers’ Union filed suit against the New York Times and LexisNexis, among others, alleging copyright infringement […]
Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Mary Robinette Kowal, Jess Wynne, Monica Valentinelli, Victoria Strauss, Jay Lake, Seanan Mcguire, Blake Charlton, Rachel Aaron, and Genevieve Valentine!
Dr. Grasshopper answers mail about toxins which can rob the blood’s ability to transport oxygen. Learn about how the blood carry’s oxygen and the things that can go wrong.
The Nebula final ballot is now open to Active SFWAns. http://www.sfwa.org/member-links/discussion-forums/2009-nebula-final-ballot # New issue of Apex Magazine is a single author issue with fiction by SFWA member @maryrobinette http://is.gd/9spY3c # Norton nominee @malindalo talks about "On Asianness (or the lack thereof) in ASH" Very worth reading. http://bit.ly/bOHTvq # SFWA member @LAGilman has a contest to […]
Lamda Literary Foundation kicks off their new website by talking to seven different YA experts, including SFWA member and Andre Norton nominee Malinda Lo.