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What’s the Scuttlebutt? Weekly Writing Scoop

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On the Virtual Writers, Inc. radar this week:

Latest News

HP Lovecraft: the writer out of time | The Guardian http://ow.ly/lF4et

John Green: ‘Penguin has emerged as the most effective publishing house in YA’ | GalleyCat http://ow.ly/lF4kF

Donaldson: media ignores children’s books | The Bookseller http://ow.ly/lF4QB

CRIMEFEST Awards 2013 Announced | Crimefest http://ow.ly/lF54D

The Women’s Prize For Fiction Announces New Headline Sponsor http://ow.ly/lF5t1

Blackman named Children’s Laureate | The Bookseller http://ow.ly/lGYdE

French Minister Hits at Amazon ‘Dumping’ | CNBC http://ow.ly/lGWN5

Word Up Community Bookshop Signs Lease | Publishers Weekly http://ow.ly/lGXq1

Ebooks Still Lack a Category Defining Storytelling Experience | Publishing Perspectives http://ow.ly/lGXX4

Guy Kawasaki Makes the Case for Self-Publishing | Publishers Weekly http://ow.ly/lGYGx

London zoo in poetry: the lovable slender loris – audio slideshow | The Guardian http://ow.ly/lGYPR

China approves Penguin-Random House merger | Yahoo! News http://ow.ly/lGZ3k

Tom Sharpe, British comic novelist, dies age 85 | The Guardian http://ow.ly/lLwn7

Martin Arnold, Former Journalist at New York Times, Dies at 84 | The New York Times http://ow.ly/lLwsv

AM Homes wins women’s prize for fiction | The Guardian http://ow.ly/lMzCq

BitLit Aims to Bundle eBooks With Print For Readers That Want Both | AppNewser http://ow.ly/lMwKb

HarperCollins Launches Book Software Development Contest, Building on Success of Hackathon | Digital Book World http://ow.ly/lMyhE

ETMCA Hides Fragments of Painted Poem in Bookstores | GalleyCat http://ow.ly/lMynt

Barnes & Noble Follows Kindle Singles With Nook Snaps | Digital Book World http://ow.ly/lMyvx

John Green: why I’ll never self-publish | The Guardian http://ow.ly/lMzdv

Advice for Writers

SEO Tips: 5 Ways To Increase A Writer’s Googleability | Huffington Post http://ow.ly/lF5Zd

Never tell people what your book is about | Joe Wikert’s Digital Content Strategies http://ow.ly/lGXAr

How to Create a Style Sheet for Your Manuscript | Rachelle Gardner http://ow.ly/lGY7h

Malorie Blackman: How do you structure a story? | The Guardian http://ow.ly/lGYvK

How Bestselling Authors Use Email To Interact with Readers | GalleyCat http://ow.ly/lMy8W

Opportunities

New Literary Agent Alert: Jamie Bodnar Drowley of Inklings Literary http://shar.es/ZS2k7

Poetry Publishers http://nblo.gs/LQXM8

Regular Poetry Events (UK) http://nblo.gs/LRnmu

Writing Retreats http://nblo.gs/LSyc9

Literary/Arts Festivals (UK) http://nblo.gs/LW75j

HC runs digital innovation contest | The Bookseller http://ow.ly/lMx25

Organisations & Societies (UK) http://nblo.gs/LXOrf


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