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Link Love

Finally, links!

As you’ve probably heard by now, according to Jeff Bezos, e-book sales have surpassed hardcover book sales at Amazon (but I’m curious to know how e-book sales compare to paperback sales).

And from The Nation, the trouble with Amazon.

From my friend Connie Hale over at Sin and Syntax (have you bought her book by the same name yet?), an A to Z on e-books.

On NPR, writers reveal why they write.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks like I have, you may not have heard about 16-year-old pop sensation Justin Bieber’s memoir deal.

Great posts, as usual, from Alan Rinzler: one on the author background check and how important it is to present yourself professionally online (does that mean I shouldn’t be posting vidoes of myself doing backflips?) and one on how to boost your book sales with niche marketing.

If you live in the Bay Area, you’ll love Ian Tuttle’s flash fiction restaurant reviews at Stretchy Head (I love that name).

And from Sierra Godfrey, four tools for going paperless. (And while you’re over there, don’t forget to enter her fabulous character contest for a chance at winning an Amazon gift card!

And here’s a hilarious clip sent to me by my friend Ani from the documentary about SF sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison Dreams With Sharp Teeth on why writers shouldn’t work for free:

6 comments to Link Love

  • I hadn't seen The Nation one, that was interesting. And thanks for linking to me!

    I also find that flash fiction restaurant review site interesting. Nice roundup, Meghan!

  • Out of curiosity, why do you find the Harlan Ellison clip hilarious? I remember thinking he made some good points, although he was arrogant and a little overzealous about them…

    Great links round up, thanks!

  • Love all the links; the one about Amazon was especially interesting. Thanks for posting these!

  • Kristan – it's exactly his overzealousness that I find so funny: “You go to the store and buy it, motherfucker!”

    Laura – thanks for stopping by!

  • Great list of links, Meghan, thanks! I enjoyed the additional reading today.

  • Justin Bieber–16 and writing his memoir. What could possibly be so riotous about his life, unless it starts with 'Everything has gone right for me the last 16 years'.

    I'm probably just jealous.