Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Writing Related Link Salad

A bunch of interesting things for writers on the web today.

Via my friend Michael Thomas we have a discussion of the authorial income of one New York Times Best seller. Hint, it's not anywhere near as high as you would hope.

Kristin Nelson is talking about Harlequin's new plan for a self-pubbed line under the heading: Exploitation or Empowerment. I am frankly appalled.

My friend Greg Laden offers tongue in cheek help for writers block with a link to an academic sentence generator.

The Scrivener's Error has a post showing that the Google books settlement version 2.0 doesn't look much better than 1.0. This is a product that never should have come out of beta.

Scott William Carter ask How Online Are You? An author's e-chart of internet engagement. I'm somewhere between a 5 and an 8 (I'm not sure I agree with his designations above five)

1 comment:

Christy Pinheiro, EA ABA said...

Thank you so much for posting the information about Lynn Viehl's royalties-- it's kind of earth shattering to see these numbers.

The funny thing is-- I made the same as Lynn's advance is 6 months self-publishing non-fiction. I really think that novelists muct have real guts to do this.