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  • 00:04 RT @barrygoldblatt: Publishers, it’s time to fight back hard. Refuse to sell to Amazon immediately. #
  • 00:13 @jodimeadows When Amazon pulls this sort of thing to, for example, force a pub to lower wholesale prices, that’ll really hurt writers. #
  • 00:21 @AudryT That’s the feared future scenario. The current one is likely fueled by the Steve Jobs comments. #
  • 00:22 @jodimeadows Agreed! #
  • 08:12 RT @doctorow: Amazon vs Macmillan: a war where readers and writers are civilian casualties tinyurl.com/yzyx8f6 #
  • 08:26 John Scalzi with wise words on e-book pricing and the current Amazon vs. Macmillan kerfuffle: is.gd/7lXZo #

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30 January 2010 at 11:55 pm

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  • 10:43 I’m glad Jobs is going to battle Bezos on e-books, but Godzilla probably stepped on lots of people while fighting King Ghidrah. #
  • 23:31 Amazon proves just why they can’t be trusted with being the biggest bookstore on the internet: is.gd/7kNzl #
  • 23:33 I mean, yanking all of MacMillan’s books because they want you to raise your e-book prices? Seriously? #
  • 23:53 RT @arcaedia: I don’t even know where to start. Amazon pulls Macmillan titles over e-book prices. bit.ly/8X3zqU #

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29 January 2010 at 11:55 pm

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  • 10:40 @victoriastrauss Having read Lessig’s original piece (is.gd/79Moz), I’m not sure TechCrunch’s take captures his argument. #
  • 12:42 It’s being one of those days. #
  • 12:49 @RachelleGardner I vote for spending too much of the query pitching the writer rather than the book. #
  • 13:28 Sad news. RT @BostonBookGirl: RT @BreakingNews: Son says J.D. Salinger, author of ‘Catcher in the Rye,’ has died at age 91 #
  • 15:27 Good question RT @bradfordlit: I am actually curious why authors want submissions back when agents are happy to recycle them. #

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28 January 2010 at 11:55 pm

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  • 10:29 Until proven otherwise, I’ll remain dubious that people are going to flock to buy a $1k+ tablet so they can read e-books on it. #
  • 10:50 A v. interesting (if long) piece by @lessig on copyright, culture and the Google settlement: is.gd/79Moz #
  • 13:33 Was iPad really the best name they could come up with for the new Apple tablet? #
  • 14:03 The iPad will use the ePub format? Not a surprise, but still good news. #
  • 14:06 Having what will effectively be iTunes for books is a bigger deal than being able to read them on your giant iPhone. #
  • 14:23 $499 for the base iPod without 3G, meaning rather than being a big iPhone it’s a big iTouch. #
  • 14:27 If you want 3G with your iPad, it’s an extra $130, plus you get to pay AT&T a monthly fee ($29.99 for unlimited data). #
  • 14:28 And of course there are more expensive models. #
  • 14:29 RT @colleenlindsay: twitpic.com/101dw9 – Apple #iPad pricing chart. #dbw #apple #
  • 14:30 @colleenlindsay From what I’ve read, you’re stuck with AT&T for the iPad’s data plan, but it’s a cancel anytime contract. #
  • 14:34 Let’s see, full-color iPad with 3G is $629, while a greyscale Kindle DX is $489. Looks like trouble! #
  • 14:36 If you don’t care about being able to download books everywhere you can get 3G, it’s only $499 iPad vs. $489 Kindle DX. Ouch. #
  • 14:41 We’ve now reached the point where I once again stop caring about Apple until the details of the iBook store are all laid out. #
  • 14:46 Nice choice of days to make a big announcement, RWA. bit.ly/amSEhi #

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27 January 2010 at 11:55 pm

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  • 10:49 RT @victoriastrauss: Amazon’s ebook deals w/ Stephen Covey & Paul Coelho: not so "exclusive" after all tinyurl.com/ybhyxw3 #
  • 10:54 Oddly, the main thing I took away from that article was that Paul Coelho is making clever use of piracy of his books. #
  • 12:31 RT @BoingBoing: Sane copyright doesn’t treat all copying as the same bit.ly/byI3mU #
  • 15:01 Don’t be afraid to send an agent a polite, professional email asking the status of your ms. if past the stated response times. #
  • 15:03 That last tweet inspired by reading @BookEndsJessica’s latest blog post: bit.ly/a9XscR #
  • 15:35 RT @kate_mckean: Attention: I’m no longer accepting snail mail queries. Anything postmarked after 1/31 will be recycled. #
  • 15:42 .@Selestial If the agent doesn’t list a guideline, 6 weeks for a partial or 3 months for a full is unlikely to feel like a nag. #
  • 15:42 Congratulations! RT @arcaedia: RT @dresdenfiles: New blog post: Press Release! bit.ly/93LYup || RPG to launch in June! #

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26 January 2010 at 11:55 pm

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  • 11:37 I don’t understand people who dream of being published, but can’t be bothered to use helpful resources or check guidelines. #
  • 11:42 Spec fic writer Paul Jessup with a wise warning on the nature of advice: is.gd/70EZ4 #
  • 15:01 @BookEndsJessica Wow. That’s so ridiculous! Do agents need to hire bouncers now? #

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25 January 2010 at 11:55 pm

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  • 10:18 RT @Kid_Lit: Why growing a thick skin about your #writing is essential: ow.ly/Zlh3 #
  • 10:26 Don’t tell me you read our website in a query in which you don’t follow the guidelines on said website. #pubtip #
  • 11:42 *rolls eyes* -> Author Solutions CEO Weiss asks RWA, MWA , SFWA for discussion in open video bit.ly/5pyesG (via @dearauthor) #
  • 11:44 Yes, the real problem in publishing is that the groups representing writers don’t think ripping off writers is "innovation." #
  • 11:44 If only they’d sit down and listen to Weiss explaining things, they’d see the light! #
  • 11:44 Yeesh. #
  • 13:03 RT @arcaedia: Informative post from @cmpriest on What Authors Do and Don’t Control bit.ly/8SU7DJ #
  • 13:04 RT @arcaedia: Not to be missed: @LAGilman on her notes from a recent Google Settlement seminar bit.ly/6KRKxe #
  • 13:04 RT @arcaedia: Also good reading, @jay_lake: "The Larval Stages of the common American spec fic writer" bit.ly/8E5UIk #
  • 13:05 I guess it would be simpler to just tell you to follow @arcaedia #ff #
  • 13:42 #FollowFriday thanks to @triciafields @reginaldstjohn @daveursillo @janetravers @onyxhawke @julichilliard @thewritesite and @ablalack #ff #
  • 14:19 It’s been pointed out that when I suggested following @arcaedia, I didn’t make it clear she’s amazing agent Jennifer Jackson. #
  • 16:55 More #FollowFriday thanks to @gabrielle_h and @Marinarichards #ff #
  • 18:43 Yuck. RT @arcaedia: New letters from the query wars – 292 queries in first week of re-opening to queries. bit.ly/5GQfWF #

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22 January 2010 at 11:55 pm

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