HELP FIGHT E-BOOK PIRACY
You can help support Senate Bill 3804, also known as the "Combating Online Fringement and Counterfeits Act." Members interested in reading the legislation can click here. RWA also has information on their web site about their efforts to support this bill. To read their press release, click here.
The SFR BRIGADE NEEDS YOU!
We are in desperate need of a new HOAF Communication Officer or team. Thinking about it? Want to try the Communication Officer cap on for a time to see how it fits? Able to report for duty once or twice a month? Step right up!
As I prepare to de-orbit into a serious round of revisions, I regretfully announce I won't be able to continue these regular news roundups. If we have no volunteers, I'll have to jetison the current format and return to posting individual notices in the old Incoming Transmissions format.
SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY STRIKES AGAIN
If you missed Jessica Subject's article on this blog, be sure to check out the Six Sentence Sunday phenomenon--a great exercise for writers. (Six Sentence Sunday is the brainchild of fellow Brigader Sara Brookes.) Several Brigaders participated last week in what was quite a healthy turn out. Prepare a post on your blog and register with the Six Sentence Sunday site no later than Saturday. Then grab yourself a cup of coffee on Sunday morning and sit down to read some great excerpts and enjoy the fun.
We're taking a roll call on the SFR Brigade web site and asking members to identify their respective regions in hopes we can coordinate future activities, conferences and cons by region. Please stop by the web site and let us know the force is with you. Thanks to all who have reported in so far.
REPORT ON THE AUSTRALIAN DISASTER
A letter from Brigader Kylie Griffin discusses the devastating floods in Australia on the SFR Brigade web site News. Kylie also forwarded an appeal for books to replace those lost in the libaries of affected communities which was posted on the main blog here. Jess Anastasi, another Brigader, is also involved in the RWA Flooded Communities Book Appeal. Click the links to read more and see how you can help.
Marva Dasef would like reviews of her novel, ULTIMATE DUTY, and will provide PDF's of the story to prospective reviewers. If you'd like to play amateur New York Times critic for Marva, please contact her at : firstname.lastname@example.org
GUEST BLOGGING OPPORTUNITY
Brigader A.R. Norris announced Guest Blogging Opportunities which can include book or series reviews, author interviews, character interviews, themed articles or showcases. Please email her at email@example.com.
BOOK TAGGING PARTY FLASHBACK
If you missed our Thursday Book Tagging Party CLICK HERE to see what novels we tagged on Amazon this past week.
WINTER WRITING FESTIVAL