News You Can Use – Nov. 6, 2012

Fund Raiser to Help with Relief – Bid on a 50-page critique of your novel by a published novelist between Nov. 9 and Nov. 16. Participating blogger authors include Susan Meissner, Ginny Yttrup, Donita K. Paul, Gayle Roper, Kristen Heitzmann, Hannah Alexander, Rachel Hauck and more! Money from the highest bidder of the week for each author will go to Samaritan’s Purse to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Trying to Explain Publishing, or Understand it, Often Remains a Great Challenge – Mike Shatzkin at his usual brilliance. Take the time to read and absorb this post.

Rupert Murdoch Criticizes Merger of Random House and Penguin – He attempted a last minute one-billion dollar bid for Penguin and was shut out.

Disney Buys Lucas Films – Darth Vader and Mickey Mouse can now be friends. It only cost $4 billion. Which they will make back on the first of the new Star Wars movies they will make.

11 Book Sequels You Probably Didn’t Know Existed– A fascinating list of the follow up books to famous titles like Mary Poppins, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Catch-22 and more. What is the obvious lesson here?

A Musician Leverages the Power of Free – Wonder if the same principles would work consistently for the writer?

Your “About” Page Matters! – Joel Frielander hits a home run with this highly practical advice.

Peter Warren Scores Eight Touchdowns in a Single Game – This high school senior scored a total of 52 points in the game shattering the single game scoring record for the state of Minnesota. By the way, he is the son of our client Susan May Warren. She deserves to be a proud mama!

3 Responses to News You Can Use – Nov. 6, 2012

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    Susan May Warren November 6, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Love it! Thanks Steve! Yes, I’m a proud Mom. The record has been held for 56 years, so…it was super fun. Thanks for celebrating with me!

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    Jeanne November 6, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    I love that Susan May Warren’s son made your News You Can Use list today! 🙂 Yea for Peter and Susie!

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    Peter DeHaan November 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    As a teen I read a sequel to Treasure Island (it was not written by Stevenson). It was no near the caliber of the original, but enjoyable to see the story continue.

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