Dean Wesley Smith has his latest debunking the sacred cows of publishing. This was what I disliked the most about the idea of traditional publishing, that authors worked for agents.
Chuck Wendig has twenty-five things to consider when building your world. I don’t agree with every single one, but good tips.
Patricia Wrede (Via the Passive Guy) discusses the hilarity of people bemoaning the book industry. Specifically, she points out that everyone thinks the sky was falling with Borders gone and B&N struggling to hold on. The joke is that they last time they thought the sky was falling…it was because major chain bookstores were dominating the smaller ones.
M.C.A. Hogarth asks what indie authors want from a writers association. I had no idea the SFWA was considering self-published authors, and kudos to them for doing so. As for what value they bring (to anyone, indie or traditional), I have no idea.
GalleyCat has a post about self-publishing in the comics industry. Started twenty years ago, and today it’s just another aspect of the business. While not all aspects of business will bleed across different industries, I feel like this is one of them.
This is the farthest I’m getting this week. Between being sick and other stuff going on, I lost the first draft of this. So there are some holes this week.
Either way, hope it was enjoyable. Have a great weekend.