Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 12/10/11

Amazon’s Business Model
Richard Russo, writing in the New York Times, on other writer’s reactions to Amazon’s cutthroat business tactics. (via Jackie Blem on Facebook.)

Jarek Steele, owner of Left Bank Books, on Slate’s recent article bashing bookstores. (I didn’t realize Slate was an Amazon affiliate.)

Writer Dan O’Shea on Amazon and taxes.

Writing Craft
Writer John Scalzi on the stuff in sci/fi fantasy that interrupts our suspension of disbelief: The Flying Snowman.

Social Media
Some thoughts on twitter apps, which I’m still fuzzy on, but this guy seems clear: Neal Schaffer on the Buffer app.

Do Facebook ads sell books? Author Caleb J Ross says ‘no.’

Publishing and Marketing
Writer C. Leigh Purtill tells how she e-published after the rights to her traditionally published novel reverted back to her on eBookNewser.

Writer Terry Odell on the Crime Fiction Collective blog: Indie publishing doesn’t mean you’re alone.

Writer Chuck Sambuchino on book promotion, on agent Rachelle Gardner’s blog.

Have a great week!

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