Friday, March 23, 2012

And Now For Something Completely Different...

Run away! Run away!

Some publishing industry news...

Many of Canada’s publishers are going under and there’s no sign of that changing anytime soon… CBC Books

Harry Potter eBooks and audio presales delayed… The Christian Science Monitor

Ten predictions for the future of publishing from the Publishing Business Conference and Expo TeleRead


Thanks to all who’ve signed up for my first ever blogfest:

Sad Songs Blogfest

March 30, 2012

List the songs that move your spirit, cut deep into your soul, and threaten to break your heart.


And of course, a little LOL humor...

funny pictures of cats with captions



21 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Cool blogfest, I'm in!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Looking forward to the blogfest though it is close to the A to Z. Loved the pics,

Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wonder who I could fit in a bottle?
Signed up and ready for blogfest.

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, scary news for the publishing industry! I'm signed up for the blogfest and have my songs already picked out.

Laura Marcella said...

Awww, the low battery kitten is too cute! And I totally know how she feels some days, LoL!

Hope you have a great weekend, Diane!

Matthew MacNish said...

Nice links! I'm not sure I have time for another blogfest before A to Z. Plus, this will make me cry.

Jill said...

Thanks for lots of fun stuff! I love the analog tweeting pic!

Hart Johnson said...

Hey, thanks for the news! That is really too bad about Canada's publishers.

Always love the kitty pics, though!

Arlee Bird said...

I've got my sad songs posts ready to go. It will be interesting to see what songs others pick.


Lee
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out
Twitter: @AprilA2Z
#atozchallenge

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yvonne, I know I'm timing it close.

Matthew, but there's nothing more moving than a grown man crying.

Hart, I really had to search for these. They are posting more and more videos on the site now.

Eric W. Trant said...

IRONY: That the most accurate prediction in the TeleRead article is about QUALITY being more important than QUANTITY, and yet... look at the typos.

TELEREAD: World does not need another book: those who do less will succeed more. , Are publishing far too many books. Need to create fewer and better books. Publishing companies should not be sausace machines. World does want the “best content”.

Let me restate: Nobody should be a sausace machine, whatever that is.

In any case, I agree with the gist, sans typos.

It's the quality of the book and the writer that will determine success. There are some GREAT free e-books out there (I'm reading Tarzan), so I'll be danged if I'll even pay $2 bucks for a crappy book. I don't want to clutter up my Kindle with free and low-cost books of equally low quality.

Write well. Be interesting. Get an EDITOR! Edit well, and make sweet word-love to your readers.


- Eric

Jemi Fraser said...

Looking forward to the blogfest! and I love the kitty in the jar! :)

Ciara said...

I'm looking forward to the blog hop. Thanks so much for the kind words about my YA cover, Rise from Darkness. :)

Sarah Pearson said...

'Instant best seller should not be goal, but need a strategy of continous promotion.'

Isn't that how it used to be done?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I sympathsize with low battery. I can't keep up with the news about publishing.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Eric, it's ironic as many are pumping out a huge quantity of books, they say it will be quality that matters more. And yes, always hire an editor!

Sarah, I've always thought so.

Stephen Tremp said...

I totally relate to Low Battery Kitty. Been trying to rest up this weekend and not do much of anything but read and watch TV. Easier said than done, but my body and brain do need a rest.

anthony stemke said...

The "Low Battery" picture was very cute.

Susanne Drazic said...

Just recently heard about your sad songs blogfest on another blog. I must of missed the information about it along the way. I look forward to checking out everyone's blog posts.

I can so relate to Low Battery Kitten! : )

TerryLynnJohnson said...

yikes on the Canadian publisher news! but I have faith in the industry still!
Love the lol's!

Emily R. King said...

I was so close to choosing that Phil Collins song. "Take, take, me home!!!"
His voice is incredible. :)

Thanks for the fun blogfest!