Friday, April 03, 2009

And now for something completely different...

It's the Friday roundup of news!

A listing of romance author advances & royalties by publisher:
Brenda Hiatt

Uncut version of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” leaked to web!
CNN

Listing of major book festivals:
Book Fairs

April Fool’s jokes from around the world, including The Guardian in London announcing it would cease printing and post all news via Twitter. (And thank you Marvin for your April Fool's joke!)
CNN
And Spunky got to enjoy some time at the beach this week! I had a speaking engagement on the Outer Banks Thursday morning and they put us up in a hotel Wednesday night. We were right on the beach, too! And while I was at my speaking engagement, my husband visited the site of the first flight by Wilbur & Orville Wright. (Don't worry, he took lots of photos and bought me a new travel mug!)

10 comments:

Helen Ginger said...

Once again, you've come up with some great sites! The Romance royalties page was very interesting.

Thank you.

Helen
http://straightfromhel.blogspot.com

Morgan Mandel said...

I'll have to check out the royalties link. I'm very curious.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Love these "something different" posts and links - great blogging idea and you do it well. I'm SOOOO jealous of you getting to do the beach! :)

Nancy J. Parra said...

Nice pictures! Thanks for the great links.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the beach! Grew up in Oregon, so I really miss it.

And Friday's post is the funnest one I do all week!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Love that list of advances and royalities. Everyone in the publishing industry exaggerates though, so....

Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson

PS: Here's something that your author-visitors might want to know about:
Free online conference announcement and a sample media release:

http://bookmarket.ning.com/profiles/blogs/twofer-free-online-conference

Allyn Evans said...

I am JEALOUS...about the beach! I love the beach. :)

Print Banners said...

No Kidding, Wolverine uncut got leaked out onto the net? The kids will go nuts looking for a copy.

Thanks for that update.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yeah, I'm sure the movie is still floating around there somewhere...

Mayra Calvani said...

Wonderful info, Diane! Your blog is always so informative!