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Okay so this is more like the last few months in books because I have fallen down on the job like
but never fear! We have some terrific links for you!
Let’s get to it.
Some big news today as Amazon officially rolled out its rumored $9.99 Kindle Unlimited subscription plan. Is this the long-awaited “Netflix of books?”
This was one of my favorite Buzzfeed features in a long time: the book covers of 90s book title mashups (like The Little Prince of Bel Air).
Which rappers are more verbose than Shakespeare, and which… uh, aren’t? This chart is awesome. The Wu Tang Clan can hold their craniums high.
It’s really important to revise your novel. But when is enough enough? Here are some red flags that you might have revisionitis.
Exposition is so tricky to handle deftly. Writer Jennifer Hubbard talks about the most important part of getting it right: Dole out only the information you need to understand what’s happening now.
Nathan Bransford catnip: 4 tips on creativity from the creator of Calvin and Hobbes.
In other Bill Watterson news, OMG new Bill Watterson comic.
Do you have a self-published masterpiece? If so the Guardian wants you to submit it for review. They’re choosing one self-published book to be featured each month.
Penguin Random House unveiled their new logo, disappointing everyone who hoped it would be a penguin standing in front of a house. Here is what they come up with instead:
Agent Kristin Nelson has an important reminder for all authors: read your contracts.
Jason Song has an interesting article about authors who are turning to young adult fiction.
Tony Horwitz wrote about the travails of being a digital bestseller.
Charlie Jane Anders has a tip for cutting down your novel: outline outline outline.
And finally, friend-of-the-blog Tony Schmiesing is a quadrupalegic skiier whose quest to ski Alaska is truly, truly inspiring:
Have a great weekend!