Posts tagged The Passive Voice
Protecting your name as a writer
August 14, 2013 | 3:00 pm
Your name is everything. That’s what people say and for good reason. This topic came up again because last week writer David Farland wrote a post about protecting your name, which was blogged on The Passive Voice. It was an interesting piece, and Farland has a lot of experience in the writing field through different mediums. I spent 10 years as a reporter at a newspaper before moving on to online publishing and magazines. For the most part at the newspaper, revisions happened but usually were light because of tight deadlines. However, when feature pieces were written, and the editors had more...
Canadian Writers’ Union to Consider Self-Published Authors
May 12, 2013 | 12:01 pm
As self-publishers gain legitimacy, the Writers’ Union of Canada is considering membership for the indie authors. The story was first reported on CBC (and linked to on The Passive Voice). The union represents more than 1,900 authors in Canada. The voting will take place at the end of the month in Ottawa. “I think it's been bubbling under the surface for a few years," John Degen, TWUC's executive director, told CBC. “There are a lot of young writers who are sold on the idea of having that level of control over their careers, which has nothing to do with their success in...
Author Solutions Lawsuit Breaks Down Source of Money
May 3, 2013 | 11:00 am
Penguin Group’s self-publishing service, Author Solutions, is being sued, Courthouse News Service reported earlier this week. The complaint by three authors states that Author Solutions cheated them out of royalties and charged them for typos that were inserted by the company. There was an interesting passage in the Courthouse News Service article that gave financial and statistical information about Author Solutions. "Author Solutions' revenues are estimated at $100 million per year," the complaint states. "Of the $100 million Author Solutions earns as revenue, approximately one third of that amount, or millions annually, comes from book sales. The rest of its revenue is derived from...