But, seriously, moving across town without hiring a moving company takes a lot out of a guy, especially when most of what you own consists of boxes and boxes of books. Kindle is looking real nice right about now.
So let’s get to those links!
♦ Dystel & Goderich doesn’t disappoint! Look at what the folks there have served up lately:
- Miriam reminds us that the real point in publishing is to enjoy it.
- Stacey does a damn good job and slapping down the cliché that men don’t read.
- Rachel gives up her best books list.
- Jessica seeks the logic underlying vampire stories, teenage hook-ups, mash-ups, and Malcolm Gladwell.
- Lauren confesses her love of bookshelf-lined walls.
♦ Jessica at BookEnds dives into the thorny issue of getting published after being self-published, and answers questions about resubmitting a reworked query letter, the purpose of query letter guidelines, and morality clauses in YA/MG contracts. She also warns us that confidence in a query can backfire.
♦ At her Pub Rants blog, Kristin compares different POVs, explains why enhanced ebooks will cause havoc, and tells writers why highlighting your age in a query is not a good idea.
♦ Nathan Bransford reminds us that every writer gets rejected.
♦ Rachelle Gardner at Rants & Ramblings reveals the secrets of a great pitch.