This Week in the Blogs: December 21 – 27, 2009

POSTED ON Dec 27, 2009

Joel Friedlander

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It’s been pretty quiet online this holiday week, so I only have a few blog posts for your entertainment. However, these three are well worth your time, and the series from Chip MacGregor is actually 4 blog posts, so there’s plenty there to mystify and astound you as you attempt to get over the inevitable holiday bloat. Have fun.

Chip MacGregor on Chip
Ask An Agent – Part One (keep reading for parts 2, 3 and 4)
“Okay, we’re going to spend this week doing ASK AN AGENT — where YOU write in whatever question you’ve always wanted to ask a literary agent, and I’ll do my best to give you a good answer.”

Choire Sicha on The Awl
The Future: When the Editors Hire the Publishers
“Now that anyone can own a publication just by sweat equity, what will happen when the publishers actually report to the editor-owners? Yes, I am pretty much expecting a grand utopia, and perhaps I will be disappointed.”

Aaron Shepard on New Self-Publishing
The Stigma of POD
“Nowadays, there’s an odd belief circulating that being print-on-demand will keep a self-published book out of bookstores. Actually, the opposite is true.”

Daniel Engber in Slate (with thanks to Mark Barrett at
The Questions We Never Answered in 2009
“These are the reader questions that Slate felt either ill-equipped or unwilling to answer in 2009.”

And For Somethings Completely Different…

Jessica Hische on The Daily Drop Cap
The Daily Drop Cap

aily Drop Cap is an ongoing project by typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische. Each day (or at least each WORK day), a new hand-crafted decorative initial cap will be posted for your enjoyment and for the beautification of blog posts everywhere.”

And don’t let Christmas get away without a visit to Sketchy Santa:
Sketchy Santa on Sketchy Santas
Just go visit Sketchy Santas now

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