Nathan Bransford, Author

Friday, November 18, 2011

This Week in Books 11/18/11

This week! Books!

Whew. I'm back in San Francsico again after being gone three out of the last four weeks, and there's nothing quite like being back at home. But as I'm in pseudo-NaNoWriMo mode on Wonderbar #3, time for blogging is limited.

So! Here are my favorite links from the last few weeks, in link-only form.

Has China Found the Future of Publishing? (The Guardian)

Amazon's New Kindle Lending Program Causes Publishing Stir (LA Times)

How to Write a Person (Alchemy of Writing)

So You're Thinking of Self-Publishing... (Wicked & Tricksy)

Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet Review (CNET - disclosure I work at CNET)

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Review (CNET)

Book Cover of the Future? (GalleyCat)

What Not to Blog About (Rachelle Gardner)

Query Personalization (KidLit)

Author Advances Survey Results (Meghan Ward)

Jonathan Lethem Responds to James Wood Review (GalleyCat)

The Disappointment Author: Lethem vs. Wood (The Millions)

Does Age Matter for Writers (Rachelle Gardner)

The Authors Guild on Amazon's Kindle Lending Library (Writer Beware)

Smashwords Launches E-book Publishing Service for Literary Agents (Smashwords)

2011 National Book Award Winners Announced (The Millions)

The No Response = No Debate (Adventures in Agent Land)

Shatter Me Author Tahereh Mafi on Why Teens Dig the Supernatural (Tahereh Mafi)

And finally, this video needs no further description (via io9)


Have a great weekend!


MacEvoy DeMarest said...

Awesome list. Thanks, as always, for throwing it together.

(I'm guessing your bookcover of the future link was meant to point here:

Mira said...

Wowzer, Nathan.

This list made me wonder how you manage to find time to READ all of these links, much less share them with us.


And welcome back to the City. I thought the sunrise over the bridge today was extra special. The foggish sunshine must have been happy to see you too.

So, I'm thinking of coming back and commenting on every single one of these links, because I'm in THAT KIND OF MOOD, but we'll see if I have any energy left after actually reading them all.

Nathan Bransford said...

Thanks MacEvoy, fixed.

D.G. Hudson said...

Thanks for the links, Nathan, I've checked out a few of them this morning.

That video tells the tale. We live on that beautiful planet. (But all sci-fi writers really want to be out there and see that for themselves.)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Isabella Amaris said...

Thanks for the links, Nathan.

And that video... it's amazing. Gave me goosebumps. We live on a truly gorgeous little planet...

Now, if only space tourism would somehow become cheaply available to us hmmmm:)

Marilyn Peake said...

Thanks for so many great links. I noticed that one of your links is to the National Book Award winners. I discovered today that 3 of 4 winners of the National Book Awards this year were published by independent presses. Exciting times for writers!

Meghan Ward said...

Thanks for linking, Nathan! I'm curious to read what Rachelle Gardner says about age. And what a great video. Have a great weekend!

Lisa Shafer said...

That Kindle Fire review was extremely helpful. Thanks so much for including it.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Always love your "This Week in Books," Nathan -thank you.

I was very surprised and delighted by the comprehensive Kindle Fire review. I've been flirting with purchasing one and this helps a bunch - especially since I just recently purchased the regular ole Kindle less than a year ago. Dang. But, I'm still tempted.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Nathan.

marion said...

Wish I could view the CNET links. Today, as in the past, CNET just comes up as a big white blank page.

My internet loads slowly, but most sites do load. I only have this white-out problem with occasional sites, including CNET.

I bought this computer in Egypt. Given half a chance, it tends to default to Arabic. That might be part of the problem.

You always link to really cool stuff.

Thanks, Nathan.

Mira said...

No, only half way through. You out-linked me, Nathan!

I do want to say that the futuristic cover is AWESOME. Wow, that's pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

That's very informative video of the Planet Earth. The sound effect is creepy. It feels like "roasting of the planet." Very frightening indeed. That's what it is LIGHT is a drug you take too much of it you compromise your health. Thanks for posting a very educational enlightening video. Truly amazing!

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