Critical Linking: February 17th, 2014


According to the publisher, Robert Galbraith (the pseudonym used by J.K. Rowling) will be releasing the next novel in the Cormoran Strike mystery series on June 24th.

Will be super interesting to see how the launch of this one will be different than Rowling’s first Galbraith novel.


Only three percent of everything published in the U.S. each year is translated from another language—and the majority of that is computer manuals and other technical material. Why don’t Americans read beyond their borders?

Good look at the forces and habits that make works in translations such a tiny part of American literary culture.


A lot of the recent emails (and comments here at the blog) parroted what I feel are a lot of not-really-true-truisms within self-publishing. It’s getting to be like a game of bingo. So, as my last effort before I go back to drinking and masturb… uhh, I mean, before I go back to talking about writing and storytelling again, I’m going to tackle some of these oft-parroted lines.

Self-publishing is a fascinating development, but man is it super-annoying to read about.



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