Posts tagged Tor
Posts tagged Tor
1) At Book Riot, some movie tie-in covers that are better than the originals. I really dislike the monochrome Song of Ice and Fire covers, which is why I’m holding tight to my 2000 editions with scenes from the books on them.
2) At Flavorwire, Handwritten Manuscript Pages from 25 Classic Novels.
3) Yay news from Publishers Lunch (reg required): Hachette Book Group will make its entire catalog of ebooks available to libraries, beginning May 8, including new and recent releases. They had stopped selling new ebooks to libraries in April 2010.
3) Tor UK wrote a post One Year Later, the Results of Tor Books UK Going DRM-Free. There are a lot of good passages, such as:
DRM was an irritant taking away the flexibility and their choice of reading device and format, the very things that made the ebook so desirable a format to begin with.
DRM-protected titles are still subject to piracy, and we believe a great majority of readers are just as against piracy as publishers are, understanding that piracy impacts on an author’s ability to earn an income from their creative work. As it is, we’ve seen no discernible increase in piracy on any of our titles, despite them being DRM-free for nearly a year.
WORD. Harlequin’s digital imprint Carina Press has been DRM free since it’s launch in 2010. I hope more imprints/publishers (my own included) follow suit soon.
1) Tor UK will accept direct submissions from writers, including writers outside the UK. Details on GalleyCat and Tor’s submission guidelines (where someone is also answering questions in the comments).
2) Editors for Harlequin’s inspiration romance lines — Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical — are looking for new authors and will be holding an online pitch. Details and sign up in the Harlequin Community here.
3) Carina Press’s calls for submissions are still open (the links at the top of the guidelines), including the usually invitation-only holiday collections open for 2013 only.
1) Rocking my tweet stream at the moment — Tor/Forge ebooks to go DRM-free in July. I will be very interested to see how this shakes out and if it starts to spread to other publishers, as well as the rest of Tor’s parent company, Macmillan. (Edited to add: Carina Press, an imprint of Harlequin, is also DRM-free :) )
2) If you are a book lover getting married — or know someone who is — check out these “bookish wedding” posts at Offbeat Bride. I am partial to the table runner from old book pages and dictionary guestbook myself.