28, May 2014 by J L Wilson">J L Wilson in Resources and Links
I have an interesting mix of topics this month, some laugh-inducing, some not so much so….
* Things to know before you launch yourself into writing.
* I think my library collection says a lot, but probably not like these libraries do.
* An interesting look at Mark Twain as a role model for modern authors.
* How paperbacks transformed the reading model. Yep, they did.
* Creative bookmarks for those of you who still read paper books!
* I find this ironic, if not laugh-inducing. James Patterson talking about saving American literature.
* Hugo nominees. More books to add to my “Books to read someday” list.
* If your book is handled by Smashwords, it may show up in a library.
* Publisher’s Weekly “summer reads” books. I don’t know about these…
* I view all blurbs with skepticism because I know that few blurbers ever read the book.
* This is interesting about what it says about the New York Times and its reportage. Not all complimentary.
* Kudos to the publisher for helping a teen leap over the banned book barricade.
* Given all the Viking interest now (TV shows, etc.), this is interesting. Most so-called facts are probably wrong.
* Some harsh truths about writing as a profession.
* More on getting sued because you left a negative review. Wow.
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