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Publishing and Sundry

Many BooksOy, such drama this month! It’s like spring fever took a whack of good sense out of the entire publishing industry.

First up, there’s the revelation that Jane Litte of Dear Author is also Jen Frederick, romance writer. Yes, this is a huge deal in romance-land where Jane is being sued by Ellora’s Cave.

The Passive Voice
http://www.thepassivevoice.com/03/2015/jane-littejen-frederick/

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/2015/03/answering-questions-jane-littejen-frederick/

Then there’s the Hugo nominations and Sad Puppies/Rabid Puppies slate (Rabid Puppies is the #GamerGate of the SFF community).

John Scalzi:
http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/04/07/human-shields-cabals-and-poster-boys/

Philip Sandifer:
http://www.philipsandifer.com/2015/04/the-day-fandom-ended.html?m=1

Io9:
http://io9.com/the-hugo-awards-were-always-political-now-theyre-only-1695721604

Not to be left out, HarperCollins, in a boneheaded move, has decided to refight the battle Hachette lost to Amazon:

Business Insider:
http://uk.businessinsider.com/harpercollins-amazon-contract-expiring-2015-3?r=US

Just so you don’t think I’m all doom and gloom, here’s a number crunching report from Alexis Radicliff.

Secrets of Bestselling Indie Authors: Crunching the Data:
http://www.lexirad.com/secrets-of-bestselling-indie-authors-crunching-the-data/

Publishing & Sundry

Publishing & SundryIt’s been quiet since the new year. Here are a few blog posts that have caught my attention this month:

Kameron Hurley talks about What I Get Paid for My Novels, Or Why I’m Not Quitting My Day JobĀ 

Kristine Kathryn Rusch reminds us to trust, but verify even with the most respectable literary agents with Business Musings: Sure, I Trust You

Hugh Howey has issued his fifth Author Earnings Report (which includes indie and traditional earnings analysis)

Tess Gerritsen, author of a book titled Gravity which bears striking resemblance to the movie of the same title, explains how her lawsuit against Warner Bros. affects every other author who signs a contact with Hollywood

What publishing news or author opinions have given you something to think about?