Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Six Online Bios Every Author Needs - Anne R. Allen's Blog

 Today Panzer decided to make a stop at Anne R. Allen's Blog. With a little digging in the posts our traveling kitty boy found one about the online bios authors need.
According to the post by Nate Hoffelder, an author needs six online bios. In the post he describes each of the six as Twitter, Facebook, Podcast/Speaker, Amazon/Goodreads, and Memberships. He dissects and rewrites his own bios as examples of what to do with your author bios.
I'm on Amazon/Goodreads & Twitter.
Panzer says, "How does he find the time for all those places?"

Note: This is a long, long post. Bring a thermos of cocoa, two muffins, two brownies and a chocolate chip cookie (biscuit).
To read the post tootle over to online bios

An Australia With No Google? The Bitter Fight Behind a Drastic Threat - The New York Times

 Panzer was working on the Panzermobile's window cleaners when he heard crying and screaming coming from the Catosphere. Jumping in the pilot's seat, our brave kitty headed out to find the source of all the noise. Following the hubbub took him to The New York Times site. With no digging at all, he discovered a post about a dispute between Google and Facebook and the Australian senate.
According to the post by Damien Cave,  Google is threatening to remove it's search engine capabilities from Australia. At issue is a three part senate legislation. The proposed legislation would force online companies like Google and Facebook to pay a fee when Australians use their services to search for online news articles. In addition, if the company and the news media source can't come to an agreement on the fee, the company is forced into arbitration. Finally, the companies would be required to tell the media sources when they plan to change their algorithms.
I can blink. I'm not part of it.
Panzer says, "Hmm ... An old fashioned stare down. I wonder who will blink first."
Note: This is a humongous post. Bring a thermos of tea and six muffins for today's reading selection.
To read the post tootle over to Google and Facebook

Monday, January 25, 2021

A New Panzerism

 Panzer on being a happy camper:

This brilliant kitty learned something new today.
Mom's big hot furnace thingy in the basement is broken.

The nice repairman gave Mom  something he called a space heater.

And ...

It looks like a little campfire to me.

So ...

I put a marshmallow  on a stick.
And this one is portable.*
And ...

It works just like the big hot campfire in the basement did.

* From Cat Wisdom for humans

Saturday, January 23, 2021

A History of Cats in the White House - Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and Meows

Maybe I can get a nap now.
Panzer was just getting ready for a nap, when he heard clapping and cheering coming from the Catosphere. Hopping into the Panzermobile he followed all the happiness to Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and Meows. It didn't take any digging at all to find a post about cats who've lived at the U.S. White House was what was causing all the joyous noise.
 Panzer says, "There's been a lot written about the first dogs of the White House, but this is the first time this little kitty has seen First Cats get paid their due."

6 Agents Seeking Women's Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Memoirs, Kidlit, YA, SF/F and more - Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity

Today Panzer was washing the windows on the Panzermobile when he discovered something stuck under the wiper blade on the windshield. Smoothing it out our fastidious kitty discovered it was a post about agents from the Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity site. 
My work is never finished.
If you've been looking for an agent to help with your submission to traditional publishers, Erica Verrillo's post might have some useful information for you. The post contains a list of six agents looking for submissions. There's a description of each agent's interest and submission guidelines.
To read the post tootle over to 6 Agents

Friday, January 22, 2021

No Post Today

Panzer here. 
No post today because Mom is finishing a work project.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Interview: CEO Allen Lau on Wattpad's $600 Million Merger with Korea's Naver - Publishing Perspectives

 Today Panzer made another stop at the Publishing Perspectives site. Yesterday the site had a post about Canada's Wattpad merger with South Korea's Naver. Today the site has an interview with Wattpad CEO Allen Lau about the reason's for the merger.

Maybe a cat comic? I'd read it.
According to Porter Anderson's post, Wattpad CEO Allen Lau is elated about the merger with Naver. The merger will form a combined user base of 160 million. Naver has 72 million users and Wattpad has 90 million users. The post includes some interesting information about the two company's channels/platforms and Wattpad's expansion into comics with Naver's Webtoons.

Panzer says, "This sounds like it will work out fine as long as Wattpad gets to stay a separate company in Canada and doesn't get lost in Naver's future plans."

Note: This is an exceptionally long post. Bring a thermos of tea and five muffins for today's reading selection.

To read the post tootle over to Wattpad CEO Allen Lau

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Canada's Wattpad Announces It's Being Acquired by South Korea's Naver - Publishing Perspectives

 Panzer had hardly entered the Catosphere when the Panzermobile was violently shaken by yelling and screaming coming from outside. Following all the chaos took our brave kitty boy to the Publishing Perspectives site. With no digging at all he found a post about the acquisition of Wattpad was what was causing all the noise.

Surprised me.
According to Porter Anderson's post, Wattpad's board announced the company is being acquired by the South Korean company Naver. Wattpad's acquisition is priced at US$600 million in cash and stock. Wattpad will stay in Canada. In addition to the platform and services, Wattpad Studios division and Wattpad Books will join Naver's Webtoon. The post contains much more information about both and the acquisition.

Panzer says, "This little kitty didn't know they wanted to sell the company. Did you?"

Note: This is an extra l-o-n-g length post. Bring a large mug of cocoa, a muffin and two chocolate chip cookies (biscuits) for today's reading selection.

To read the post tootle over to Wattpad

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Amazon Sued Over Its Dominance of the eBook Market (Finally) - The Digital Reader

Today, Panzer decided to make a stop at The Digital Reader site. With a little digging in the posts he found one about Amazon being sued.
It will be interesting.
According to the post by The Digital Reader site owner Nate Hoffelder, Amazon is being sued for causing the inflation of ebook prices. The lawsuit says Amazon did this by signing contracts with the five large book publishers. The post includes links to the press release about the lawsuit, a copy of the lawsuit and an article explaining the lawsuit at The Guardian site.
Panzer says, "You'll want to follow the link to The Guardian site to get the most understandable information."
Note: This is a long-short length post. Bring a cup of tea for today's reading selection. If you plan to follow all the links, bring three more cups of tea and three muffins.
To read the post tootle over to Amazon sued

Monday, January 18, 2021

A New Panzerism

 Panzer on your vintage years:
I'm ready.*
Mom told me old cats sleep 20 percent more than kittens.

Getting old sounds pretty good to me.

* From Cat Wisdom for humans