Thursday, 16 June 2016

Latest Writing News June 2016

Here is the latest list of writing news from around the web.

Amazon is suing people who buy fake reviews
Over the course of the last two years Amazon has been on a rampage, suing companies that sell fake reviews. They have brought court cases against dozens of companies that target authors to professional reviews written for their e-books.
http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/amazon-is-suing-people-who-buy-fake-reviews


Bobby Brown laments mistakes with Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina in book
Bobby Brown, the R&B singer and ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, father of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, laments his mistakes with both in his new memoir, Every Little Step: My Story.
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/books/bobby-brown-laments-mistakes-with-whitney-houston-bobbi-kristina-in-book-20160612-gph7td.html

$1,884 to quote 300 words from The New York Times in a book
Obtaining formal permission to use three quotations from New York Times articles in a book ultimately cost two professors $1,884. They’re outraged, and have taken to Kickstarter
http://www.niemanlab.org/2016/06/1884-to-quote-300-words-from-the-new-york-times-in-a-book-two-authors-try-to-stand-up-for-fair-use/

Daniel Radcliffe explains why he didn't attend Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/07/daniel-radcliffe-harry-potter-cursed-child-play

Over 100 Free, Legal Movie Script PDF Downloads
http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/free-script-downloads/

30 Things About Screenwriting
Go Into The Story's Scott Myers compiled a list of 30 things about screenwriting, pulled from his various ruminations about the craft from his blog over the past several years.
http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/2013/12/30-things-about-screenwriting.html

How to Write a News Story
Here's something very few people realise: Writing news stories isn't particularly difficult. It does take practice and not everyone will be an expert but if you follow the guidelines below you should be able to create effective news items without too much stress.
http://www.mediacollege.com/journalism/news/write-stories.html

Comic books buck trend as print and digital sales flourish
Digital disruption has upended virtually every corner of publishing, but in the world of comic books, something curious is happening: Print sales are thriving alongside the rise of their digital counterparts.
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/05/comic-books-buck-trend-as-print-and-digital-sales-flourish.html

Publisher Threatens Writers Association With Defamation Suit After Being Kicked Out For Not Paying Royalties
The RWA has basically cut Ellora's Cave off for violating its Code of Ethics -- which includes things like not paying royalties on time. It has banned EC from RWA conferences and forbidden it from using the group to recruit new writers.
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160526/06454234551/publisher-threatens-writers-association-with-defamation-suit-after-being-kicked-out-not-paying-royalties.shtml




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