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. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09115.html
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