Sunday, February 8, 2009

Updates of Miscellaneous Interest

Reminder: February 12th at the Old Y, Melanie Little from Freehand Press will be speaking. See the preceding post for details.


Further to the recent Mystery Press article on the present sorry state of the publishing industry, two things have changed since publication:

1) Book Expo Canada is, as predicted, officially now canceled.

2) The Consumer Product Safety Commission approved a one-year stay of enforcement of the newly added certification and testing requirements for manufacturer and importers of products for children.


Fun link that will nibble away at your spare time for weeks: Top 100 Creative Writing Blogs


Quotable on Mystery Writing:

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution,
once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
- Raymond Chandler