RIP, Sue Townsend (Boing Boing)
She was one of the great comic writers, with all that implies: wisdom, wit, compassion and ruthless honesty. She was 68.
Amazon Publishing: Authors are Customers (Digital Book World)
“Our authors are our customers,” Sarah Jane Gunter, director of international publishing for the company, told me at the London Book Fair this week. “Amazon Publishing is going to become a house that is focused on authors. Our focus is service.”
The Bullies Win: Authors Abandoning Publishing Over Online Behaviors (GoodeReader)
News has come out this week of at least two authors who have declared that they will no longer write and publish their works due to the behaviors of a handful of people.
How I Became a BookTuber (Book Riot)
Getting people addicted to my favorite bands and television shows was never a real problem. However, it was harder to find people who seemed to love books like I did.
Kindle Daily Deals: A Land More Kind Than Home (and others)