book slumpShould Writers be More Open About Their Income? (GalleyCat)
Writing books may be one’s most important work in life, but it is not always the easiest way to pay the bills.

Canadians Can’t Watch ‘Real’ Superbowl Commercials (Techdirt)
The process is known under CRTC regulation as “simultaneous substitution”…So, whenever a U.S. station is showing the same program as a Canadian channel, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requires that upon request the cable or satellite provider must switch the American feed over so that the Canadian commercials are visible and the broadcasters’ rights deals are upheld.

Canadian Indies Report a Positive 2014 (PW)
Independent bookstores across Canada reported that sales in 2014 were generally up, or at least comparable to 2013.

How Do You Fight a Book Slump? (Book Riot)
Nothing is working. I’m not sure if it’s the winter blues, reading-style, or what.

Kindle Daily Deal: The Last Chance Cafe (and others)

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