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    Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful:

  • Business first! Editor Lynn Price looks at important differences between mainstream and DIY publishing, and explains why mainstream publishing is not a dirty word.
  • Here’s a richly informative Q&A with author Maya Banks on her experience of digital publishing. Includes sales figures, discussion of numbers, and how hard she works to produce these results.
  • And here’s a detailed analysis of ebook royalty rates that every working writer should read, from the scientist/numbers guy husband of YA author Kelly McClymer.
  • And now to the writing! Your Editors (that’s us) had a lovely time last night Twitter-chatting with BookCountry and many writers about writing likable characters. You can find the chat on Twitter at hashtag #bookcountry in the time period of Thursday, July 14 starting 9 PM EST/6 PM PST.
  • Author Erika Robuck says sometimes to keep readers engaged, it’s good to hold back.
  • Author Nathan Bransford considers literary aspirations and asks, are you a reverse literary snob?
  • Writing a graphic novel? Here’s a great series of posts from editor Marta Tanrikulu, including links to roughly a bazillion online graphic works.
  • And we leave you with this weekend fun: go play The Paperback Game!

Don’t forget to check out our “Edit the Editor” series, which discusses writing process and ideas in context of specific pieces of writing!

Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!

Posted by: Kelley

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