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A day late and a dollar short? Make it two! Very short on both time and papery things these days.
I’m tardy, guilty as charged, but I’ve been bizy, hear the whining? Though good busy, for sure.
Preparing, oh yeah, for my daughter’s baby shower, a week ago Sunday, despite the torrential rain and wind. She wanted a high tea, pictured above, and what my little girl wants, she gets, LOL. Hard to believe she’s now a mom-to-be.
And then there’s the meetings, oh my! Lawyers, web designers, authors, and others, to set up the publishing company. Plus the upcoming prep for the SCWW conference in a little over a week. Join us, if you’re in the area: register here.
Onward, to the two items of interest this week, which we can call Top Thursday, hmmm… doesn’t have the same ring, does it?
Here we go: Still the biggest news to cross my desk in the last eight or so days, O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference for Publishing (TOC) will sadly come to an end. Tim O’Reilly stated in his column, “For the past few years, we’ve been focusing on development of a platform code-named Atlas, and bringing that to fruition is central to our future plans. Atlas is a tool for collaborative writing (currently being used by authors of about two-thirds of the books in our pipeline), one-touch publishing in all formats (including print-on-demand), and an interactive online reading platform that takes full advantage of the digital realm.” Ahhh, so that’s what’s up their sleeve!
Also in the news: ta da…..my publishing company’s site is up, though we’re still modifying and constructing it! Our name is Sunscribe™. Come over for a quick preview and then we’d love to have you stop back for the official opening of submissions: I’ll keep you posted at
. The team pictures are not up yet, more fun than herding cats, gathering those bios and pics! So, *deep sigh* much to look forward to. We are proudly Forward Focused™ on Facebook and Twitter, stop by and say “hi”!
Just one more picture, before you go…
Now on to the top two items to cross my desk this week.
One of the major marketplaces to swap info, rights, and snipes is at the London Book Fair. Publisher’s Perspectives contributor Porter Anderson pulls the curtain back to reveal typical sniping, which may be shocking to newbie authors. Last year the attacks were focused on self-publishers, and this year, well you know you want to read it…
No brakes needed, on the Penguin Random House deal, as yet another approval stamp, from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canadian Competition Bureau slips into place, according to Mark Medley at the National Post. More here… Just China is left, standing alone against the merger, for now. Catch the backstory about the EU’s approval and others…