Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Easy Ways to Keep Up with Publishing News in 2012

by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

cohdra_100_9154Keeping up with publishing news in, let’s say, 2000 wasn’t particularly interesting. I know I wasn’t paying attention to it. I wonder how many people were.

But today, keeping an eye on publishing is important for every writer considering publication. Actually, I think it’s important for readers, too, if they’re interested in the health of their local bookstore chain or whether they should invest in an eReader.

Luckily, there are some great sites to help us keep up with it all and to help us disseminate the information we receive. That’s a good thing, because it’s all changing so quickly.

Publishing news and analysis

eBookNewser Jane Friedman’s blog, in particular Porter Anderson’s Thursday segment, Writing on the Ether TeleRead Publishing Perspectives Publishers Lunch Blogs that weigh in on e-publishing vs. traditional

Joe Konrath’s blog (A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing) Dean Wesley Smith The Business Rusch (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) David Gaughran—Let’s Get Digital The Shatzkin Files (Mike Shatzkin)

Help sorting out legal ramifications of these changes in publishing:

Passive Voice Blog

These are just a few great sites…there are many more out there. Want to add to my list? Or, what are your thoughts on the rapidly changing publishing world? (I think it’s a great time to be a writer.)