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The Shocking Truth . . .

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The Shocking Truth About Launching a Writing Career – By Jeff Goins –

7 Timeless Business Lessons You Can Learn from Hollywood Screenplays – Brian Clark – copyblogger –

The Importance of Being Trivial – By Dean Reick – Direct Creative Blog –

Don’t Like the Message? Maybe It’s the Messenger – By Justin Fox – Harvard Business Review –

The Importance of Reversion Clauses in Book Contracts – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

Crime and mystery novelist follows trail to success with e-books – By –

Author’s debut novel released after publisher’s bidding war – By Wells Journal –

In The E-Reader Era, A Book A Year Is Plenty – By Suw Charman-Anderson – Forbes –

The business behind getting published – By Rachel Lewis – –

The criminal mind of Owen Laukkanen – By Mark Medley – National Post –

How to be a World-Changing Writer – By Pace Smith & Sonia Simone – copyblogger –


Quote(s) of the Day

“A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return. ” – Salman Rushdie

“When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.” – W. Somerset Maugham

3 Horrible Mistruths . . .

For Your Information

3 Horrible Mistruths About Social Media That Drive Me Insane – By Jane Friedman –

How Writing Changed My Life – By Jeremy Statton – For Jeff Goins –

Five essential questions to ask before you even start writing – By Good Copy, Bad Copy –

Stress Is Not Your Enemy – By Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review –

New/Updated Alerts: Literary Agent Uwe Luserke, SBPRA – By Victoria Strauss –

Top Twitter Blog Marketing Tips – By Lior Levin – Problogger –

Alliance of Independent Authors Launches at London Book Fair – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

The Pulitzer Judges Were Dead Wrong – By Warren Adler –

Novelist makes her own way in publishing world – By Jessica Smith – Inside Nova –

Think Proofreading Isn’t Important? Think Again . . . – By Greg Walker – For The Urban Muse –

Tor/Forge E-book Titles to Go DRM-Free – –

What Doesn’t Motivate Creativity Can Kill It – By T. Amabile & S. Kramer – Harvard Business Review –

How Do You Beat the Social Media Monster? – By Darren Roswse – Problogger –

Piracy? You wish. – By Seth Godin – The Domino Project –

Are eBooks really the future of writing? – By Vanessa Fowler –

Read It and Whine! – By Chris Lehmann – New York Observer –

Book your place for a record feat – By Crawley News –

How to become an e-book sensation. Seriously. – By Beverly Akerman – The Globe and Mail –

Mystery Writers of America Announces 2012 Edgar Award Winners – By MWOA – The Sacramento Bee –


Quote(s) of the Day

Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter. – Paxton Hood

What Twitter Really Is . . .

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What Twitter Really Is – By Jeff Goins –

For People to Trust You, Reveal Your Intentions – By Linda Hill & Kent Lineback – Harvard Business Review –

Is Your Work Commercially Viable? – By Jane Friedman –

Link Roundup – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

Build Blog Products That Sell – By Greg McFarlane – For Problogger –

Publishing Strategies for Savvy Self-Publishers – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

Self-Published – by Seth Godin – The Domino Project –

Your Dream vs. Rejection – By JB Lacaden – For The Write Practice –

15 Ways to Write Tight – By Barb Sawyers – write to done –

Ebook price-fixing: Apple, publishers face class action suit – By Jason Magder – The Gazette –

5 Steps to Getting More Targeted Website Traffic with SEO Copywriting – By Neil Patel – copyblogger –


 Quote(s) of the Day

A good book is enjoyable. A great book sets off a bomb inside of you. – Ned Hepburn

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Sir Richard Steele