Keeping up on some of the latests news for authors…
I loved this article on Harvard Business Review — “Should You Write a Book” http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/06/think_you_want_to_write_a_book.html
And this is wonderful — DBW on “The Top Ten Book Recommendation Platforms”
And, just to make sure you’re paying attention, have a look at the Supreme Court decision on US copyrights: http://www.courtneymilan.com/ramblings/2013/03/19/kirtsaeng-v-john-wiley-sons-and-the-death-of-geographic-rights-in-fiction__,_._,___
Some great words about fabulous writer Mark Bertrand and his books: http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2013/08/16/murder-escapes-the-vicarage/
An interesting take from last year on “What agents are facing” that is worth a read: http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2012/06/24/agents-–-who’d-have-’em/
And in case you missed this bit of news from last year — about an agent who rejected someone: http://www.latimes.com/features/books/jacketcopy/la-jc-literary-agent-assault-twitter-20120914,0,7168502.story
By the way, if you’re a fan of noir fiction, the second issue of Grift is now live. You can find it here:
And some important bits of business for MacGregor Literary:
–First, we had an author graduate with her PhD: Congrats Sandi Glahn! Check this out: www.aspire2.blogspot.com
–Second, novelist Mindy Clark won the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award a couple months ago – read about it here:
–Third, nonfiction writers Sheila Wray Gregoire of Belleville, Ont. won the $5000 Grace Irwin Prize for the top religious book in Canada with her The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex, published by Zondervan.
–Fourth, we’ve had a number of books on the various bestseller lists, including Rachel Hauck’s The Wedding Dress hit #1 on Kindle.
–Fifth, Amanda Luedeke’s great book about marketing on social media, The Extroverted Writer, continues to sell and get wonderful things said about it. If you haven’t seen it on Amazon yet, have a look.
–And last, two books that Marie Prys and I wrote, The Prayers of the Presidents and The Faith of the First Ladies are available and selling. You can find them at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJTGRTO
I doubtless missed a bunch of things — so use the comments section to add in the news I failed to report!