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Parallel Importation: Australian writers say no.

Doctors are paid for treating patients. Baristas are paid for making coffee. Posties are paid for delivering the post. Why do writers struggle to be paid to write? 1,273 more words

Parallel Importation

RIP Westlaw Classic and WestlawNext

Earlier this month Thomson Reuters announced that WestlawNext has been renamed Thomson Reuters Westlaw “in light of Westlaw Classic’s retirement.” Hat tip to┬áLLB readers who called the name change announcement to my attention after reading this post. — Joe

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24 things no one tells you about book publishing

Here is a great link from Buzzfeed about books and the publishing industry which I found interesting and funny.


Have a look at the list and you will see some that are really relevant and some not so relevant to you or someone you know.

Stick around…


Books: Emerging Voices & Debut

Author/illustrator Elizabeth Martin sent in this illustration for todays post. She went to St Martin’s College of Art and then to The Royal College of Art in London. 531 more words

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The Costs of #Publishing #Monographs Toward a Transparent Methodology by Ithaka S+R

The University Press business model faces numerous challenges today, with revenues under pressure due to a host of factors, from the decline of bricks-and-mortar stores and shifting library purchase patterns to the still emerging distribution and revenue models made possible by digital books. 124 more words


Sunday 6 February - Shareworthy Reading and Writing Links and Sundry

New England showed its true colors this week. After a Thursday that felt like spring (complete with near sixty-degree temperatures and March-like zephyrs), Friday dawned to a cold rain that transformed into heavy wet snow as the mercury fell. 1,465 more words


What it's Like to Be a First-Reader

Slush piles. The home to most unsolicited manuscripts. The piles of hopes and dreams of multitudes of authors.

My sophomore year of college, I was accepted as an editorial intern at an independent publishing house in the city. 545 more words