Okay then! Here's a few of the interesting things I've discovered this week in the land of publishing news, writer tips and other useful tidbits.
- Krissy Brady offers some personal finance tips for authors. Seeing as tax season is upon us, this is worth a look.
- I mentioned this one on my Facebook before, but it bears repeating here -- DarkMarkets has a great selection of fantasy, sci-fi and horror markets for books, short stories and anthologies. Seeing as Duotrope went to a paid-subscription basis recently, this is worth bookmarking.
- The folks at Falling for Fiction provide some interesting statistics about consumer book reviews.
- In an unsurprising twist, Mary Kole at Kidlit is now offering editorial services. (Incidentally, the same is true for Miss Snark's First Victim).
- Kobo now owns 20% of the market for e-books -- which is huge, considering it's pretty much brand new.
- DigitalBookWorld asserts that there is no publishing industry -- or, rather, that the business of making "books" is obsolete, and the focus is now on the ideas they contain.
- For those choosing the self-pub route, here are some tips for creating a cover
And, just for fun: Cracked breaks down the winning formula behind writing a Nicholas Sparks romance.