Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Lightning strikes!

Okay, that makes no sense, but I wanted to use it anyway. The lightning I am referring to is Lightning Source, the chief company used for printing POD titles.

Lightning Source (and Amazon) won an appeal regarding the patent of the technology used to print books the way they do. How does this affect you? It doesn't. It just means nothing is going to change (for better or for worse) in the world of POD.

Elsewhere in POD-dyLand, several (three) authors who either won or were nominated for a Needle Award now have one (or more!) offers of representation from various wise agents (I'm not counting the two authors that already had representation before the awards.) More details to come as things get finalized.

Also, Publishers Marketplace reports that David Reid's SUFFER IN SILENCE just got the movie rights snatched up:

David Reid's SUFFER IN SILENCE, about a young officer's struggle to survive the world's toughest military training, optioned to John and Paul Buckholts at Our Thing Productions, in a good deal. Publishing rights are available.

Also, Carol Hoenig's WITHOUT GRACE has been nominated for Book of the Year for the annual ForeWord Magazine Book Awards.

See? I'm not the only one who thinks these books are exceptional!