Morning Cuppa – 02/20/13 – Net Minds! 5 authors who failed before success! Read like a writer!

Good Wednesday folks, I hope you’ve had a chance now to listen to my new podcast, if not, go check it out! Today I’m sharing a few writerly posts as well as some leads on jobs. Good day!

  • Strange Horizons is still on the hunt for some volunteers to be Junior Webmasters, 4-5 hours per week. If you’re familiar with HTML, CSS and PHP, your skills could come in handy. Heck, I’d do it myself if I had the time!
  • Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, is teaming up with a new publishing company, Net Minds to release his new book about Steve Jobs and Apple and his role with the company. The premise of Net Minds is to flip the publishing model on its head. Authors will forego an advance in favor of receiving 80% of royalties and a much quicker turn-around. Bushnell intends to invest half of the profits of his book back into the company.
  • Feeling bummed out by the number of rejections your book has received? Cracked.com has culled a list of five missteps from publishers, books that they missed that went on to become classics. George Orwell, J.K. Rowling, John Kennedy Toole… don’t worry, you’re in good company!
  • Do you write? Chuck Wendig tries to shake you out of your entertainment fugue and start reading like a writer.
  • If you’re an author and would like me to buy your book, leave a comment on this blog.