My new favorite thing: The Morning News' Tournament of Books. It's a March Madness for book lovers. They picked 16 notable books from 2010 and created a bracket to determine which book will win the title of The Best Book of 2010. I'm rooting for Room, My Super Sad True Love Story and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.
Did one of your favorite books from last year make the cut? What book do you think will win?
Understanding Industry & Market
Where's the Buzz? @ Chiseled in Rock.
She Speaks the Truth (about e-publishing) @ Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
Could Publishers Experience an E-Book Replacement Boom? @ Nathan Bransford.
So Let's Talk Derivative Works @ Pub Rants.
How Long Does It Take to Get Published? @ The Steve Laube Agency.
Pitching Effectively @ BookEnds.
5 Ways Writers Kid Themselves @ Guide to Literary Agents.
Free FtQ Chapter: Head-hopping @ Flogging the Quill.
Raising the Stakes: Revising to Keep Readers Reading @ The Other Side of the Story.
A Writer's Tip: Paying Attention by Shutting it Off @ Adventures in Children's Publishing.
Kristin Miller of D4EO Literary Agency @ Guide for Literary Agents.
Organizing the Bookshelves @ Janet Reid. (After watching this I realized, man, I'm a book geek. Because I immediately had the compulsive need to reorg my shelves by color.)
Comic: Blocked @ Writer Unboxed.
Breaking the Rules of the Narrative ARC @ Alan Rinzler.