Industry News

Megan DiMaria is Novel Rocket’s industry news columnist. An author and speaker, she enjoys cheering on writers and loves to encourage others as they journey through life’s demands and delights. Megan is the author of two women’s fiction novels, Searching for Spice and Out of Her Hands
Welcome to the November issue of of Novel Rocket’s industry news. Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this month? If so, good luck!
Let’s get to the news!
  • The U.S Court of Appeals
    says Google’s library book scanning project is not copyright infringement. For
    more info . . .
  • Some encouragement for
    those suffering through rejection: the winner of the Man Booker prize for
    fiction had his debut novel rejected nearly 80 times. For more info . . . 
  • Bookstore sales dropped in
    August. For more info . . .  
  • The 3rd annual Lyra
    contest (for the Best Independent Novels of 2015) is open for entries. For more
    info . . .
  • Want to get a foot in
    the door for a publishing career? Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC),
    a Christian publishing house, is currently building an (unpaid) internship
    program. For info, contact.

Have a great month, friends. Write on!