Two pairs of links to share today, one pair for bloggers (and those who argue that blogging isn’t a worthwhile endeavor for serious writers), and one pair for writers considering the past, present and future of book publishing and the economic realities of being a published author.
Eat Sleep Publish
“The Ultimate Guide to Newspaper Curmudgeon Talking Points” (E-BOOK)
Arguments for blogging as framed by the debate positions of newspaper journalists, by Jason Preston, Tim Windsor, Howard Owens, Kyle Geissler.
The Urban Muse
“Why Should Writers Blog?”
You can’t necessarily quantify the benefits of blogging with a paycheck, but you can benefit in other ways. Here’s how.—Susan Johnston
New York Magazine
“The End: The book business as we know it will not be living happily ever after”
Marketing a book these days is like playing a slot machine; hitting one 7 won’t get you a dime.—Boris Kachka
Whatever: John Scalzi
“Unasked-For Advice to New Writers About Money”
TKS: I’m not always fond of John Scalzi’s posts, but this advice, however edged it is with sarcasm, is spot on. Not for the faint of heart or the Pollyannas among us.