Critical Linking

Critical Linking: September 19th, 2012

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.


Now the four of us are down the street at Mamajuana, watching a Flamenco dancer in a bright-red, boob-friendly dress, do her damn thing.

I think I too would like to hang out with Junot Diaz.


Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence.

Yea, I’m guessing the kid from The Shining WOULD be pretty messed up.


According to past PA Stats Year Books, sales of digital fiction have been accelerating over the years, up 331% in 2011, after growing 299% in 2010, and 277% in 2009. Now they are up, in this half-year, by 188%.

Market for digital fiction not expanding as rapidly in percentage, but real number growth is still huge.


The main challenge of self-publishing is getting the book widely known among potential readers.

There is another industry that has this same problem. It is called publishing.

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