SOPA for Non-Techies . . .

For Your Information

SOPA for Non-Techies – By Steve Schwartz –    – Wow! This is an eye-opener!

Book Cover Design and the Problem of Symbolism – By Joel Friedlander – The Book Designer –

Is This Activism? By Devin Coldewey – –

Most Impressive SOPA blackout – By  –

Cover Story – By Sophie Masson – Writer Unboxed –

Swamped by Offers, Self-Puubbed YA Author Gets Agent and More – By Calvin Reid – Publishers Weekly –

21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic – By Seomoz –

Soon, we shall be living in the world of Minority Report – CES – Samsung’s Smart Window – By  Planet Tech-

Themes and Story Premise in Novel Writing – By Sherrinda Ketchersid – For The Writers Alley –

Don’t overlook Amazon’s Kindle Singles – By Shawn Sensiba – –

E-publishing and the dangers of malleability – By Bethanie Blanchard – –

Average Kindle Book 6 Times More Expensive Than Self-Published Titles – By Rebecca Rosen – The Atlantic –

Help Me Pick Out My New Book Cover – By Jeff Goins –

The agony of the male novelist – In today’s boo world, men are disadvantaged – By Teddy Wayne – –


 Quote(s) for the Day

“If you do not breathe through writing, cry out in writing or sing in writing, then don’t write, our culture has no use for it.” – Anais Nin

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. “  – Ray Bradbury


 Special Tribute

Penny Jordan, a British romance novelist whose tales of beguiling women who fell breathlessly in love with handsome sheiks, Sicilian billionaires and Russian oligarchs sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, died Dec. 31 at a hospital in Cheshire, England. She was 65  – By T. Rees Shapiro – The Washington Post –