News - Week 08/17/09
I will be gone for a week and a half towards the end of next month. My work is sending me off to TOKYO GAME SHOW!! Oh my God, I'm so excited. This means I am looking for guest bloggers for the time I am gone. Authors, you can blog about your book or the craft of writing. Agents can rant. Illustrators can talk about a recent piece of work he/she did. Anything book-related goes, so if you're interested, email me at rtlovejoy (at) yahoo (dot) com!
Also, the interviews are still going strong! There's a lot pending. It will go on until I make a post stating it's closed.
CLAN is still on submission.
I'm aiming to have Book2 ready to be beta-read next month. (This book is not related to CLAN.)
--John Scalzi showed me this awesome post and made my day. (Had no idea he visited my office and played Portal.)
--Did you know the photographer that did the Twilight movie posters and DVD cover is 19-years-old? Check out his awesome work. Oh my God. What a successful, talented guy.
--Rachelle Gardner posts: Wondering if a debut author has a chance in this economy?
--Congrats to Melissa Walker for her new book deal!
--Skype is becoming a common promotion tool! Kate Messener got a request to do an author visit via Skype. I heard of more authors doing visits with it too.
--Latest sci-fi movies: Avatar, District 9, and Hunger Games...I somehow think sci-fi is becoming more popular again. At least, I hope so!
--After December 1st, The Tenners (a group for authors debuting in 2010) will be closed for new members. I still hope I can be a Tenner. Fingers crossed.
--For the artists: Mark Kennedy's blog article about drawing comics.
--Interview with Molly O'neill, assistant editor with HarperCollins, about promoting your work.