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Tuesday Links of Love

I have to apologize for the lack of “industry news” or late night links of love but I have been glued to the television at various friends’ homes celebrating the events of the week. I’m getting back into the groove of things tonight as I am finally home and watching CNN.

  • Bookstream aspired to provide an independent distribution source for independent bookstores, but the floundering economy and the credit crunch is forcing the company to close its doors. The employees of Bookstream were so loyal to the concept, they worked for no pay since last fall.
  • Doc Turtle aka Li’l SBiT Patrick is liveblogging, or at least doing a chapter by chapter review, of Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels at Smart Bitches. He’s hooked, if you are wondering.
  • Heather completed her series on promoting SFR books (tips that could be used by authors of all genres abound). Parts III, IV, and Parts V are here.
  • Want something to read but don’t want to shell out any money? Try Gizmo’s list of over 100 sites of free fiction. Via
  • Mobileread posted the most fascinating video I’ve seen in a while. You’ll need to wait until the 1:24 or so mark to really appreciate the technology that Phillips Design Probe is showing. The Electronic Tattoo travels across the body inspired by touch and “navigated by desire.” It’s a bluetooth enabled silicone device inserted under the dermis.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. rebyj
    Jan 20, 2009 @ 22:54:35

    OMG that tattoo is awesome . Is that real?

  2. Nalini Singh
    Jan 20, 2009 @ 23:51:49

    Same question!

  3. Heather Massey>>The Galaxy Express>>Enter to Win a Sony Reader
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 06:22:25

    Jane, good morning and thanks for the linkage!

  4. Lizzy
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 08:21:32

    He had better be hooked on Lord of Scoundrels. Otherwise we should check his pulse.

  5. Jane
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 10:08:02

    @Nalini Singh My understanding is that this is a prototype but not available on the market.

  6. XandraG
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 11:09:39

    The vid is awesome and creepy, yet strangely hawt. But the real win is in some of the commentary at mobileread.

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