Friday, June 18, 2010

Best Articles This Week for Writers 6/18/2010

Want to know what's happening around the blogosphere? Here's our weekly round-up of new articles and some older things we happened to find on our travels. Do you have an announcement, article, or good news we missed? Please comment and let us know!


The Craft of Writing
To Market

  • To Lisa McMann on the news about the WAKE movie deal. Simply awesome.
  • To Rachel Hawkins on the Hyperion Deal for REBEL BELLE in a 3-book deal.
  • Rachel Renee Russell for the sale of DORK DIARIES Books 3 & 4 to Aladdin.
  • Elizabeth Miles for the debut sale of her paranormal trilogy FURY to Simon Pulse.
  • Lisa Bigelow for her deal for STARTING FROM HERE with Marshall Cavendish.
  • Georgina Bloomberg and Cathy Hapka for their sale of THE A CIRCUIT -- a YA horse series YAY!!!!
  • Cat Hellisen for the sale of her debut fantasy SEA ROSE RED to Farrar, Straus.

Trends and Issues
  • What If? On Indie Publishing [The Creative Penn] Guest blogger Amy Edelman from Indie Reader poses (and answers) some questions about and the importance and future of independent publishing.
  • Libraries are the Torch of the World [Libba Bray] "Libraries are a force for good. They wear capes. They fight evil. They don’t get upset when you don’t send them a card on their birthdays. (Though they will charge you if you’re late returning a book.) They serve communities. The town without a library is a town without a soul." And budget cuts across the country are robbing us of these magical gateways to knowledge and other worlds. Read this article to see how you can help!
  • Paranormal Lives On [Dystel & Goderich] Attention all YA writers! Check it out.
Twitter, Blogging and Social Media
Just for Smiles

Other Weekly Round-Ups:
Did we miss anything? Anyone? Please leave a comment!

Happy reading and joyous writing,

Martina & Marissa



    My laptop crashed at the beginning of the week and it was HORRBLE!!!!No internet acces till today...

    I'm soooo behind on all my regular blogs and now have a HUGE amount of catching up to do! I even won a prize on Monday on Sheri's blog and found out just now!!! Ladies - your blog posts this week will keep me occupied for an hour or two!
    THANK YOU as always!!!

  2. Some more wonderful links. I've actually seen a few. Thanks ladies.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Great links as usual ladies. You make our lives so much easier. I can't wait to check them all out.

    And thanks for the link :D

  4. i literally held my breath before clicking through, preparing to be ASTOUNDED, and, naturally, i was.

    you ladies are INCREDIBLE.

    thanks so much for the linkage -- but thanks so much more for all you've done for our community!!


  5. YES! You missed those great first line entries on that wonderful blog... what's the name? Oh YEAH Adventures in Children's Publishing

  6. What a wonderful list. I'll be checking some of them out. Thanks.

  7. As usual, SO many great links to check out. Thanks!

  8. I love your links. You always find so many great ones I have missed. <3

  9. Great job again! And yes, Stina is good at finding the great links of the weeks--I stalk you both!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  10. I've been to quite a few of these, but not nearly enough! Thanks for the links :)

  11. Are you determined to never let me leave my computer all weekend? Another awesome group of links to check out, thanks!

    Did you guys see you were singled out at query tracker? Here's the link, in case you missed it.

  12. Whoo hoo! Thanks for the shout out! I love it when we actually have something link worthy on the blog. Doesn't happen often...

  13. Thanks for mentioning my blog, About English Idioms! I'm looking forward to checking out the other links posted here as well. So many good ones! :-)

  14. Holy cow, that's a lot of links, Ladies! I can't wait to read Tahereh's interview with Janet Reid...

    Thanks for all of the info. :)

  15. Heavy thunderstorms took out my internet for several days, so I missed this post. Thanks so much for the shoutout! I am humbled to be included in such great company. You guys rock!

  16. Thanks for the congrats! I'm blushing to have my name listed among so many big cheeses. :-D


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