Monday morning and I can’t think of a damn thing to say. Actually I’m pretty buried, and need one of those Unplugged graphics Alison has.
But absolutely go check out what Angie has to say today. Excellent post with somewhat frightening ramifications.
I’ve also been following an interesting conversation on one of the RWA loops about one more way some EC books are being excluded from some RWA benefits. (Not really in a big conspiracy theory way, but in a “we haven’t figured out how to handle this” way.)
EC book are released electronically, and then—assuming the word count is high enough—they go to print about 6 months later. Well, you have to send a print book to be eligible for the RITA contest. So if your book is e-released in August, that book can’t be entered because you won’t have a print copy until at least the next February. And they won’t accept a professionally bound and printed copy. It has to be the actual print release. I really think they should find a way to fix that. (And no, I don’t believe the proper way to fix it is to have a Best E-book category.)
Other than that I just have a lot of stuff to catch up on, and I’ll be running myself ragged today. I even tried giving the items on my to-do list priority numbers—a trick I read somewhere at some point—but all but 2 or 3 are Priority 1. Code red! Code red!