Interesting posts and other things that have caught my eye this week. It isn’t actually everything, since I didn’t want to kill myself copy-pasting, so for the entire link collection check out my Delicious page.
And now, I present to you, my readers: Awesome Post Full of Links #3: September 13-19!
Edit: Just noticed this thing said it missed its schedule! WTF, WordPress! BOO. Hopefully this’ll go through this time!
Books in General
- Amazon Forces Changes at LibraryThing – mediabistro.com: GalleyCat
“According to the post, Amazon now requires affiliates to “remove links to other booksellers on work pages,” or risk losing access to the valuable book data that the massive online bookseller provides to LibraryThing. To cope, LibraryThing is building a new set of “secondary pages” that link to other booksellers.”
- Google Bringing Rare Books to Paperback – PC World
“On Demand’s deal with Google puts approximately two million public domain books from Google’s digitized book collection–Google Books–into Espresso Book Machines, which you could then print off at your local library, bookstore, or coffee shop.” Potentially incredibly awesome? Oh yeah. Let’s hope nothing gets fucked up because I’d LOVE my own paper copy of an Isabella L. Bird book!
- theclockworkcentury.com » Blog Archive » Steampunk FAQ
By awesome author Cherie Priest! An intro to steampunk, for those of you who still aren’t sure what it is or why it rocks.
- Blogger Pet Peeves | The Story Siren
It’s fun to bitch sometimes. Have fun, but don’t take it personally.
- “Mommy Blogger” Heather Armstrong Monetizes The Hate – Jezebel
“Monetizing the Hate is not just a clever way to neutralize the intended effects of hate mail, but an excellent case study in anti-lady-blogger vitriol. Whatever the details of these missives, the aggregate makes it clear that the real problem is not that Heather Armstrong is a bad mommy, a careless dog owner, an arrogant bitch, a bad writer, or a bully — it’s that she’s a woman with an audience. A woman with influence.”
- 100 Best Blogs for Book Reviews | Online College Tips – Online Colleges
A list of blogs, of course, that include a ton of great bloggers and a ton more I’ve never heard of but am adding to my feedreader NOW.
- Sunday Salon: Age Appropriate? « Fyrefly’s Book Blog
I’ve noticed in my own reviews that I’ll sometimes mention that a book has some things in it that might not be appropriate for such-and-such age, but because I actually find that a ridiculous notion– me, telling other people what books should be read or not based on their age?– I’ve been trying not to do it anymore. Nicki wonders about reviewers doing it and whether or not it’s necessary, and she asks some really good questions like “why am I becoming more conservative about “what’s okay for kids” as I grow up?”