Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sunday Snippets - Sundry Somethings

Once upon a time I awoke to discover...it was Sunday! Time to put together my weekly roundup of snippets.
Here's a news article of interest about indie publishing and booksellers.
"Bookselling This Week just reported that brick and mortar booksellers are making it easier for self-published authors to garner coveted shelf space in their stores. With indies crossing into this and other territory usually staked out by the traditionally published, the battle between self-published and traditionally pubbed authors has heated up."
You can read the full story here.

Author Mande DeGeit "outs" a bad publishing experience...and based on the comments, she's not the first victim of this person publishing under three different imprints. Her rant is here, "When publishing goes wrong, starring Undead Press", an update here, and her latest is here.
The folks over at The Masquerade Crew has put out a call for "shorts" to be featured on Saturdays. Check out their request here.
Now time for a little humor...enjoy!

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer.

When asked to define "Great" he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!"

He now works for Microsoft, writing error messages.

3 comments:

  1. Yawn, OK, I'm awake. Good stuff thanks for sharing. I especially liked the young author/error message joke. I failed to find the part in Terri's post about bookstores opening up to Indies, but it was a long post, I may have dozed off. I'll have to go have another go later on. Thanks!

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  2. Love that last one! Too funny!!

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  3. Favorite comment of the week! Thanks, Doug. Love your sense of humor...be sure to visit my friend's blog: http://dcstultz.blogspot.com Pretty sure you two are related.... ;-)

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