BEA focus shifting

Even while this year’s Book Expo America is still fresh in our memories, there are plans to change things next year.

BEA 2015: More for Consumers, Less for Trade

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bea/article/62889-bea-2015-compact-show-bookcon.html

Detect this

Sherlock Holmes belongs to the world. Fans and writers have known this for years.
Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective has inspired countless other works in every medium.
And now a judge has said there is no reason to extend the copyright held by Doyle’s estate.

Most of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holm?) is now in the public domain

http://m.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/06/16/most-of-sherlock-holmes-sherlock-holm-is-now-in-the-public-domain/

Are you sure you want to do this?

You know you want to write fiction. Nothing would be better than devoting yourself to it full time.
Are you sure? Consider Kameron Hurley’s perspective.

Locus Online Perspectives » Kameron Hurley:Busting Down the Romantic Myth of Writing Fiction,and Mitigating Author Burnout

http://www.locusmag.com/Perspectives/2014/06/kameron-hurley-busting-down-the-romantic-myth-of-writing-fiction-and-mitigating-author-burnout/

For joy!

“Calvin and Hobbes” is an amazing comic strip. So when I found these tips from cartoonist Bill Watterson, I had to share them.
And if you haven’t answered yesterday’s questions yet, Watterson’s ideas might inspire you.

Bill Watterson’s Best Productivity Tricks

http://lifehacker.com/bill-wattersons-best-productivity-tricks-1588738048?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_facebook&utm_source=lifehacker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Ready to give up?

Ok, the first draft is dragging. You’re not sure where to go next.
Or the final revision is making you crazy. You’re tired of these people.
Maybe it’s time to quit.
Before you do, answer these questions. And consider putting the answers in a place you can see them every day.

Ask Yourself These Three Questions to Reinvigorate Your Motivation

http://lifehacker.com/ask-yourself-these-three-questions-to-reinvigorate-your-1588097716?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_facebook&utm_source=lifehacker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow