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Posts should hopefully get a bit more frequent now that I have more time, but due to writing fatigue I'm reverting to digest form to give you some of the top links from the past few weeks.
Infographic: Dystopian Fiction on Goodreads
Feds grab 11 pounds of marijuana headed for St. Martin's Press (seriously)
Scarcity and Abundance (via Mira)
Author Turow fears DOJ Apple Suit Would Empower Amazon (disclosure: link is to CNET, where I work)
A writing blog sampler
Don't Blame Publishers - You're a Commodity (via Livia Blackburne)
The Trend Games
Does Agency Pricing Mean Higher E-book Prices? That Depends
This week in the Forums: the Blog Bracket Challenge is nearing an end, the A to Z Blog Challenge 2012, Dos and Donts for Writer Websites, and Fifty Shades of Gray: What do you think?
Comment! of! the! Week! There were many great comments on what the Harry Potter e-books mean for the world of authors - here's a great counterpoint by Anonymous about why it really is a big deal:
I think the big deal is when all the best selling authors walk away from their publishers and do this.And finally, this is totally mesmerizing. The ocean currents illustrated, Van Gogh style (via io9)
What will publishers think if James Patterson does this next? Stephen King has already played in this pool. Will he go back and try again?
If the big publishers bread and butter authors walk out the door because they have name recognition, what will the big publishers do? Will they start appreciating their mid-list authors? Oh, wait, they have moved onto self-publishing.
The dominoes can topple pretty fast.
Have a great week!