Self-publishing: ‘under 10% of authors earn living’ – “Self-published writers who have an agent, or who use the DIY route to get a traditional deal, earn much more than the average self-published writer, according to a survey of more than 1,000 self-published writers. But only a minority (less than 10%) make enough to ... more >
In the UK, a self published author is suing a reviewer for panning his book. Chris McGrath, an online entrepreneur from Milton Keynes, who wrote and self-published a little-known book entitled The Attempted Murder of God: Hidden Science You Really Need to Know, has launched libel proceedings against Vaughan Jones, ... more >
The NBCC is pretty much anti blog so I won’t be nominating myself (and I certainly don’t deserve to be nominated either) but the National Book Critics Circle is accepting nominations for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing (yes, Dorothy, there is a prize for everything). You must ... more >
But it doesn’t make it right, of course. Harry Hurt III reviewed Suze Orman’s latest get rich book by opening with an ad hominen attack of Orman’s looks: There are many things more flammable than the subject of mammon and women, but most of them come in steel canisters stamped ... more >
Mrs. Giggles, the first reader blogger in the romance community (est. in 1999), has come under attack by authors who send her books for reviews. Apparently, authors are sending her books and when Mrs. Giggles gives a review that is less than glowing, the author makes a public claim that ... more >
I think that we reviewers are the HR department (killing the fun) and authors are Michael Scott (hating us for it).