Friday, June 12, 2009

Publishing news roundup (June 12)

More news from the world of publishing, including the discovery of two unpublished Agatha Christie stories starring Poirot, Robert Liparulo signs 30,000 books, and Dick Tracy gets his own statue:

Lost Christie Stories Rediscovered (Publishers Weekly)
HC uncovers lost Agatha Christie stories (Bookseller)

Elmore Leonard: A conversation with James Mustich (Barnes & Noble)
What Elmore Leonard Tells Us About Character Ownership (Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind)
Elmore Leonard: It Never Gets Easier (A Writer's Life)

Robert Liparulo to sign 30,000 Books (International Thriller Writers)
Between The Lines with David Baldacci (International Thriller Writers)
The Wind-Up Charlie Bird Parker Chronicles (GalleyCat)

Dick Tracy statue to stand guard over Naperville Riverwalk (Chicago Tribune)
Scourging the Underworld: Rick Remender Talks Punisher (Comic Book Resources)
Aguirre-Sacasa Talks Marvel Divas (Comic Book Resources)

Soapbox: How to Be A Great Local Author (Publishers Weekly)
10 Questions about Proposals (Chip MacGregor)
Five Questions Writers Are Asking (Chip MacGregor)

COOL-ER eBook Reader: the Future of Book Publishing? (GalleyCat)
$99 iPhone Rocks E-Book World (GalleyCat)
Scroll Motion Brings 1M Books to New iPhone (Publishers Weekly)
You Can Become a Kindle Millionaire (A Writer's Life)
More on the Amazon Kindle (A Newbie's Guide to Publishing)
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