Sunday, January 16, 2011

Digital Dose


First lets start off with some freebies. Who doesn't love free books, right? The folks over at Family Fiction.com post titles of books available for FREE download on Amazon. 

You don't have to have a Kindle to do this. I download them to my DROID. You can get the app for your iPhone or even your PC.  If you follow them on Twitter, then you get updates...also free.  Of the fifteen newly released books on my DROID...all of them were free.

Next up is a relatively new site called Quora.com. It seems to me like Yahoo Answers on steroids. A bit better put together though. I've seen some great answers to technical questions and as the person who answers has to post their qualifications...its less likely to result in dumb answers by bored kids in study hall. Check out Media Bistro's article on how publishers and writers can use Quora to their advantage.

Janet Reid, Literary Agent, posted a warning to those looking to enter this writing contest on Twitter and her blog. The contest rules are mind boggling in their blatant grab for rights to your work. "In perpetuity and without compensation" Wow...AND its $150 bucks to enter.  Steer Clear.

Finally, I leave you with a link to Digital Book World's article on agents and the changing landscape of eBooks. Things that had never crossed my mind...apps and book trailers...reversion rights and the like.

This has been your weekly Digital Dose...Now Go Write!

2 comments:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

wow, interestig article on the future of agents. I like the idea of them being managers more than just middlemen or women to publishers.
Things are changing every day and technology is advancing so fast. The cell phone you buy today is outdated tomorrow. How shall we all keep up?

Roland D. Yeomans said...

It was an interesting article. Technology is changing the face of our economy. We must be adaptable to survive the changing face of publishing. As always a thought-provoking post. Roland