This week! Books! Again a little late!
First up, there was a first part of an interview with me over at Writer’s Unboxed, in which I discus civility and virtue, my parents, why I left publishing, the existential angst of modern reality television (that part I made up), and much more. Stay tuned for part two. And if you, yourself, have been the subject of an author interview, please take a moment to fill out Jan’s survey regarding such. Thank you!
Some BEA recaps have been rolling in, and Bloomsbury publisher Peter Ginna had a great field guide to the flora and fauna of BEA, including the VIPs, the swagaholics, and the wannabes.
Speaking of VIPs, the Wall Street Journal had a profile of superagent Andrew Wylie, who had some interesting thoughts on the internationalization of books and what will happen in the e-book era.
Ever wondered what it’s like to have your book go on submission? My former client Natalie Whipple wrote an indispensable post called What To Expect When You’re Submitting, which has all the information you need to know. Is it normal to get revision requests? How long does it take? What will the process do to my sanity? Natalie covers it all.
And in more life of the writer news, from agent Rachelle Gardner’s archives a post on those moments when you feel like giving up and instead showing what you’re made of, over at Shrinking Violet Promotions my former client Jennifer Hubbard wrote a great post about the difference between solitude and isolation, and the Rejectionist talks about soothing the puppy that is your brain.
This week in the Forums, favorite summertime dishes (and Watcher55’s gazpacho recipe), talking conferences and conventions, whether you should post works online that are set in the world of your novel, are writers online too suspicious, and what’s your genre?
And finally, my colleague David Carnoy reviewed the new Nook and came away feeling it’s superior to the current Kindle. Here’s a video hands-on with the device:
Have a great weekend!