Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Little Linkage

Both from John Scalzi's Whatever blog.

The first is a salutary warning on the misuse of social media where a writer mistakes spamming for promotion. Neither the post nor the comments are very forgiving of the unnamed offender.

The second is something quite different. In 2011 Tobias S. Buckell did a Kickstarter for his novel The Apocalypse Ocean and Scalzi's post directs us to Buckell's very interesting summary post on what was involved and how he feels about the process. It's very enlightening.


  1. Dear Egoboo Bloggers,

    I’m writing on behalf of the Australian Women Writers Challenge team and would like to thank you for your participation in the AWW challenge this year. I was also wondering if you’ve seen our feedback survey?


    It's very quick (10 questions, mostly check boxes, takes 2 minutes), and will provide useful feedback to Bookseller & Publisher.

    Even if you didn't reach your goal this year, your feedback is valued, and I hope you'll join us again for AWW Challenge 2013.

    Kind regards,

  2. I've already filled mine out, Jessica. I'll prod my fellow bloggers.