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Odds ‘n Odds in publishing

A compilation of weirds and WTFs for your amusement

April 21:
Judging a book by its cover can be tricky. Would you buy any of these e-books highlighted by Slateblogger Jay Deshpande?

 March 1
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham

June 27:
A clever and ironic spoof on author social networking from The New Yorker — Subject: Our Marketing Plan.

April 6:
Here’s a link to Meg Wolitzer’s list of  “literary beds  you may not want to sleep in.”  Great pix!

May 26:
“Dogged Novelist” is how Dick Wimmer’s obituary is slugged. The 74-year-old died May 18 in his California home. His first novel, Irish Wine, was published in 1989 after BEING TURNED DOWN BY EDITORS AND AGENT 162 TIMES. When finally published, the NY Times raved: “a taut, finely written, exhaustively exuberant first novel.” He went on to write other well-reviewed novels as well.

March 25:
Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way— by Michael R. Young — won the Diagram Prize for the year’s oddest book title.
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