The big publishing news this week included the launch of HarperCollins 360, a global publishing program that ensures all books published by any division of HarperCollins around the world are available in print or digital format in all English-language markets. When the program is fully implemented, the HarperCollins global catalog — 50,000 print books and 40,000 e-books — will be available, limited only by the rights held, not by technology or geography. This may seem like a no-brainer to many casual observers, but the 3 Reasons 360 took so long to start post over on publishing perspectives offers some insight into why it’s taken so long.
Rejection is a part of the writing life, and all too often there are those who take rejection as an excuse to mope. Keith Cronin is prepared to institute a No-Moping Zone for the good of all writers, offering up some alternative reactions to rejection that may better-serve an aspiring writer in the long-term.
Stephanie Vanderslice speaks out in praise of author-crushes at the Huffington Post.
The Queensland Literary Awards – the community-based initiative that replaced the recently axed Queensland Premier’s Awards – has received twenty thousand dollars of funding from the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) Cultural Fund to administer and deliver this year’s awards.
Jon Merz discusses the rise of the authorpreneur in light of the news that best-selling fantasy novelist Terry Goodkind is planning to self-publish his next novel.
Chuck Wendig offers 25 Reasons This is the Best Time to be a Storyteller.
You’ve probably heard of Nora Roberts, best-selling romance novelist, but what about Nora A. Roberts? Smart Bitches, Trashy Books has a post examining the tactics used by two self-published novelists who adopted the pen-names Nora A. Roberts and James A. Paterson. It’s a great example of why this sort of thing isn’t a great idea, and the response from the real Nora Roberts included in the article goes a long way towards answering Shakespeare’s question, what’s in a name?
Jane Friedman has a great interview on her blog detailing How One Introverted Author Successfully Markets his Work.
Those are the links that caught our attention at the AWM offices this week. As usual, we’re keen to hear about your favourite links in the comments – tell us the advice, opportunities, and essays about writing and publishing that caught your attention this week.