Snow day in the Northeast yesterday. Hurrah! I had a guilt-free day at home working on my wip. I love it when that happens.
Therese works hard on WU’s Google Notebook page, and I want to point out again what a timesaving resource this is for those interested in keeping up with the latest news in publishing. If you haven’t already bookmarked this link or RSS feed, please feel free to do so. If you did, you’d see that:
- SFWA members are locked in a philosophical dispute about webscabs (I know! I never heard the term either, but I loooove the word–the idea, not so much). Putative “webscabs” are writers who publish their work online and give it away free. One camp views the free distribution as undercutting those writers who choose not to have their work available online, while the other camp is furious that anyone would have the right to dictate what they do with their own intellectual property–and call them ‘scabs’ to boot. Juicy isn’t the word for this one.
- Time Magazine interviews Norah Roberts, and she sucks at spelling too.
- Amazon introduces a new digital e-book reader, the Kindle, and buzz is that it will revolutionize novel downloading. At $400 a pop, I’m not so certain it will.
More goodies await at the Notebook. Write on, people, and stay warm!
UPDATE: Just found this great interview with Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials trilogy, on what he really thinks of the film adaptation.