Here is the week that was in publishing plus other information of interest to writers. Click on the links to catch up or learn more.
At paidContent, Laura Hazard Owen discusses the digital lessons (and a maritime mishap) of BookExpo America. In addition, she identifies “social reading” and “discoverability” as unsolved problems at the trade show.
The DoJ suit continues to draw impassioned responses. Agent Joanna Volpe views it from the perspective of her author clients. Barnes & Noble says the proposed settlement punishes consumers. Writer/publisher Bob Mayer takes aim at the Authors Guild’s stance toward the DoJ suit and the attitude of the five percent. What’s more, he finds a digital divide at BEA.
Writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch takes on the Authors Guild and punctures those doom-and-gloom publishing-weather balloons.
Chuck Sambuchino interviews agent Jill Marsal, who’s looking for women’s fiction.
Agent Kristin Nelson met with editors and reports on the kinds of women’s fiction/romance they’ve recently bought.
The Intern lists five signs a writer is close to nabbing an agent.
Jane Friedman offers tips on impressing an editor.
Looking for a summer read? GalleyCat features a flowchart by Teach.com that matches readers with books.
Shelf Awareness lists ten literary bars in NYC.