From my friend Val who has determined I must share this punctuation torture with you :D.
An editor’s perspective on how she approaches the submission pile:
QueryDay summary for those of us who couldn’t follow all of it:
About local authors and indie bookstores:
Justice Department Interested in Google Settlement:
A free workshop to get in touch with your muse. You do need to be a member of Forward Motion (FM) and logged in to follow the link. (If not, go here first: http://fmwriters.com and click “join.” The account is free.):
For years, one of the FM mods, Justin, with the occasional help of others, has put together a daily prompt. I have converted these into a random prompt generator that snags those efforts and gives you one or more depending on your request. Go check them out (Note: this is open to everyone, not just FM members):
A list of ad campaigns that went South quick for your amusement?
Here I thought friendliness in email was all about the smilie ;), but apparently I need to throw in one or two of these: !!!!! Or maybe five :D.
And how sometimes the most delectable victims…are not:
I’ve known about the Espresso Book Machine for a while, but this article has actual pictures:
Interesting comic (literally) take on books and publishing: