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!

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!)
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!)


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

    Thank you.


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

    Morgan Mandel

  3. 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! :)

  4. Nice pictures! Thanks for the great links.

  5. 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!

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

    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:

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

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

    Thanks for that update.

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

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