Here are some of my favorite clicks from last week:
- "The Report": This is by far the hottest author topic to hit the internet this week. An author with mad coding skills put together a program that can crawl Amazon and compile charts that compare statistics like price, ratings, number of reviews, etc. against the big 5 publishers vs. indie publishers vs. self-publishing authors. That coder teamed up with Hugh Howey, and together, their data will blow your mind. (Author Earnings)
- "Me, Hugh Howey, and Legacy John on AuthorEarnings.com": Renowned self-publishing bestseller JA Conrath jumped in with his own commentary on the aforementioned article. (JA Konrath)
- "Bechdel Test": Authors, does your book 1. Have at least two women in it, 2. who talk to each other, 3. about something besides a man? Only about half of 2013's blockbuster films pass the test! (Lots of sources cover the Bechdel Test, but this link leads to Wikipedia)
- "Swat that Fly!": Authors, do you let a fly on the wall tell your story, or are your characters consistently narrating in third person? Great info on showing vs. telling from Wild Rose Press editor Stacy D. Holmes. (Behind the Garden Gate)
- "Verification Tools: A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage": Although this resource is targeted at media writers, I think it's a brilliant collection of resources for verifying things that get posted by any-ole-body on the internet. (Verification Handbook)
- "Amazon vs. Book Publishers, By the Numbers": Love 'em or hate 'em, Amazon influences publishing in a big way. (Forbes)
Did you find any of these links helpful? Have you stumbled across some goldmines of your own this past week? I'd love to see your comments!