This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit Nov. 1, 2013

Home   About ASJA   How to Join   Our Members   Find a Writer   For Writers        


 

The Fight Comes to Us
By Minda Zetlin
I'm not the sort of person who goes looking for a fight. That goes double for a legal fight. Though I'll admit to a fondness for TV shows about lawyers, when it comes to real life I agree with the dictum that in a court battle, the only winners are the lawyers. I've wimped out several times over the years rather than take someone to court.

But some things demand a response. Among them is Google scanning more than 30 million books — and counting — and exposing nearly the entire texts on Google Book Search without asking the authors’ or publishers' permission. In 2004, the Authors Guild, along with a consortium of publishers, sued Google because of it.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




Why I Don't Have A Smartphone … Yet
By Mary McGrath
It seems everyone has a Smartphone. Everyone but me. I'm holding out. I know the day will come when my 1999 flip phone finally dies of cardiac arrest, but until that time, I'm going to plod along with my puny screen, my cheapo GoPhone minutes and simply watch my peers salivate over their crack addition to technology.

Why do I resist this? It's simple. I don't want my brain to whittle away with all the bells and whistles that come with so much technology. As a freelance writer and photographer, I think it's the right move.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


How Should Journalists Be Paid in The Digital Age?
10,000 Words
Journalism is in a state of flux. Traditional newspapers are in decline, millennial-centric sites like BuzzFeed are actually making a profit and sponsored content is now the norm. Writer compensation is constantly evolving, too. What's a fair salary for a digital journalist these days? There are plenty of payment methods out there.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


What You Need to Know About Pitching Your Christian Writing
The Writer's Digest
This scenario plays itself out regularly across the vast world of Christian publishing, which includes thousands of publications that touch on nearly every aspect of life and faith. With its diversity of markets, often boasting considerable readerships and broad spectrums of content (from nonfiction pieces to poetry and fiction), the Christian niche presents a wonderful opportunity for writers.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Improve Your Writing: Step Away From the Desk
The WRITER
Writing can be a lonely and stationary way to spend your time. Whether it's your fulltime job or free-time passion, I’m here to tell you that logging hours behind the computer or with pen in hand is not the only way to improve your writing. Sometimes you have to get up and let the outside world help fuel your inspiration. Here are a few of my favorite things to do away from my desk that help me demolish writer’s block and improve my prose at the most fundamental level.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


10 Tips For Self-Publishing A Multi-Author Anthology
Forbes
Self-publishing doesn't just make it easier to publish your own work, it also facilitates the publishing of anthologies, whether a collection of short stories or non-fiction essays.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Inverse Wisdom for Authors (By David Krueger, MD)
10 Words to Cut From Your Writing (Entrepreneur)
3 Journalism-y Things You Should Add to Your Reading List (10,000 Words)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


70,000 Shades of Blah? Few Hot Titles Among Amazon's E-Book Add-On Program
NBC News
Amazon's Kindle MatchBook service launched recently, offering e-book versions of dead-tree books you bought from the online retailer anytime between 1995 and now, with prices ranging from $2.99 to free. So what's the catch?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Can You Include Song Lyrics in Your Book?
GalleyCat
Have you ever quoted song lyrics in your book? Music can set the mood, evoke a certain setting or channel a particular emotion. However, writers need to be aware of copyright issues surrounding music in books. We caught up with Copyright Clearance Center's author and creator relations director Christopher Kenneally, discovering the key questions authors should ask before including a song.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Amazon Launches 'Day One' Digital Literary Journal
Publishers Weekly
In a digital nod to literary publishing tradition, Amazon Publishing announced plans to launch Day One, a weekly digital literary magazine focused on short fiction and poetry, including works from new authors and foreign authors in English translation. The new literary journal will focus on one fiction writer and one poet each week.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Self-Publishing And Direct Sales: Pros, Cons And Problems
Forbes
Amazon provides its suppliers, whether self-publishers or traditional publishers, with no more than basic sales data. This makes it very difficult to explicitly tie marketing activities to sales, which in turn makes it hard to know whether a specific campaign has been successful.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


 

The ASJA Weekly
Alexandra Cantor Owens, ASJA Executive Director, 212.997-0947

Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Yvette Craig, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2641   
Contribute news

This edition of The ASJA Weekly was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
Oct. 24, 2013
Oct. 17, 2013
Oct. 10, 2013
Oct. 3, 2013



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063