Friday, November 20, 2009

Interesting Things in the Blogosphere

Nathan Bransford did an awesome post about the toll waiting takes on writers.

Harlequin announced its new partnership with AuthorSolutions, and professionals in the publishing industry went wild. Here's a well thought out explanation and response, and one more, RWA's response, the mean and sharkly Janet Reid's reaction, another agent's reaction, and a thread for authors to weigh in.

Oprah announced the end of her show and the end of Oprah's book club and sent millions of people to tears.


Lisa Dez said...

Following all the Harlequin news has been interesting. They're a business, and just like any other business, cash is king. But I don't really think they realized what a cauldron of boiling oil they were dropping themselves into.

elnice said...

Great post. I did one like this a few days ago come check it out and say hi..

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