“Oops, he did it again.” Turow strikes twice.

I am forced to wonder, after reading this latest interview with the noted president of the Author’s Guild, if the man has actually a) bought any books in the last decade, b) listened to any of the writers he is supposed to be supporting about what they’d actually like, or c) thought for fifteen seconds about what spills from his fingers onto a computer screen before pressing “send” on interview questions. Click to read more...

Dear Penguin and Book Country: How stupid do you think writers are?

No, don’t answer that question. It’s pretty obvious that you think there are copious quantities of vapid, brainless dolts out there producing literature.
 
For those who don’t know yet, Book Country is a program founded by Penguin last spring as a community for writers. Click to read more...

Pay’in For It: How should writers pay for help with self-publishing?

In the wake of Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath’s discussion of Eisler’s move to self publishing (turning down a $500,000 contract in the process), Dean Wesley Smith has posted some thoughts that he disagreed with their views on how to get help in those bits of publishing a writer wasn’t able to do, or didn’t want to do: things like covers, formatting, and uploading the books. Click to read more...