Dana King's Blog – February 2010 Archive (5)

Re-Defining Plagiarism

This is wrong in so many ways I don't know where to start.

Added by Dana King on February 20, 2010 at 3:21am — 1 Comment

Another Precinct Heard From

This topic had, mercifully, run its course, but this column was sent to me by a friend who knew I was interested in publishing and thought I might find it interesting. It's a lot the same of what we've read on the Macmillan-Amazon controversy, with a couple of things I hadn't known and hadn't seen elsewhere.

The end conclusion is familiar. Anyone who things author came out ahead here also thinks, in the auhtor's words, "expensive milk is a victory for… Continue

Added by Dana King on February 10, 2010 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

Great Advice

I expect everyone who stops by this blog is at least familiar with the name Joe Konrath. He's a successful midlist writer of crime fiction, with a six-book series to his credit. Recently he's branched out into horror and science fiction. You can't miss him at a conference: no one works the room as tirelessly as Joe. In the promotion department, he's James Brown, the hardest-working man in publishing. The numbers of signings and guest blogs he's done while still knocking out a book a year are… Continue

Added by Dana King on February 5, 2010 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Amazon Stock Falls in E-Book Dispute

Yes, it's important to us, but not so much to everyone else.

Added by Dana King on February 4, 2010 at 3:51am — 3 Comments

Clash of the Titans

This post may do nothing more than re-assert my ignorance. It won’t be the first time.

I have no dog in the Amazon-Macmillan pissing contest. I’m not published, and I’m not particularly hopeful about the prospects, so it doesn’t have much of an effect on me, other than potentially forcing me to buy books by Macmillan authors elsewhere. I have friends who are potentially effected by this, and I feel for them (John McFetridge must feel like Joe Bftsplk by now), but I have a little… Continue

Added by Dana King on February 2, 2010 at 9:27am — 29 Comments

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