Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 3/11/12

Publishing
Scott Turow, author and president of The Author’s Guild. “Yesterday’s report that the Justice Department may be near filing an antitrust lawsuit against five large trade book publishers and Apple is grim news for everyone who cherishes a rich literary culture.” (via Salman Rushdie on twitter.)

 

John Scalzi, of the Whatever blog, weighs in: The Collusion Case Against Publishers.

Mike Shatzkin, as is often the case, provides a clear-eyed analysis of the collusion case: If The Government Makes Agency Go Away.

Self-Publishing
The Book Designer Joel Friedlander answers ISBN questions for self-publishers.

GalleyCat asks: Will Fifty Shades of Grey Inspire More Fan Fiction Writers to Publish?

Stay tuned as I explore the wide world of fan fiction, slash fiction and BDSM in the coming weeks on my blog.

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