Posts made in October, 2009

Rejection Letters

Posted by on Oct 18, 2009 in queries, Rejection letters | 0 comments

Every writer who has ever gotten a rejection letter has pretty much figured this is the way it goes, right? It’s not. Hang in there.

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The Twilight/Wuthering Heights Cover

Posted by on Oct 13, 2009 in book covers, Twilight, Wuthering Heights | 1 comment

Just a little p.s. on book covers… Maybe you’ve already seen the new cover for Emily Bronte’s star-crossed lovers story of Wuthering Heights. Published in 1847, let’s just say it’s not still on the top 10 list. Here is an old cover. Several exist, but here is one I grabbed. Not likely to get that many teens picking it up, right? Now check out the new cover. If you’ve paid any attention to book covers lately, you might notice it has a certain similarity to a wildly popular series about two star-crossed lovers, Bella and Edward. Yep, here’s the...

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Movie Posters and Book Covers

Posted by on Oct 13, 2009 in 10 worst movie posters, 100 best movie posters, book covers | 0 comments

Okay, I know there are differences between movie posters and book covers, primarily because the mediums are different. However, I think they have more in common than not. Both are intended to garner audience interest off a quick visual. Both have to rely on that one image to convey enough story, theme, and tone to let a reader/watcher know if this is for them. And both have to decide what the balance will be between images and words. Sometimes the actor’s name – or the author’s name – is big enough to sell the book or movie. Sometimes not. So I was very interested to see this list of 100...

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New FTC Rules for Bloggers

Posted by on Oct 10, 2009 in ARC, blog, FTC, Sunstein | 3 comments

If you’re a blogger, you’ve probably already heard about the new FTC rules regulating Internet posts. These rules take effect on December 1, 2009. If you want to read the full text, go here: http://www.ftc.gov/os/2009/10/091005endorsementguidesfnnotice.pdf The basic idea is to require a blogger to disclose whether they’ve received free products, services, or been paid a fee for what it is they’re blogging about. Although unlikely, failure to comply could result in the blogger being fined up to $11,000. So how can you violate this new statute? Really, it’s not that hard. Since this is a...

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