Excellent long profile of Anne Tyler in The Guardian | "When she is happy with each section she types it up, then writes the whole manuscript out in longhand again. She then reads it into a tape-recorder to listen out for false notes or clumsiness. "You think a character would never say that, but you only know it when you only know it when you speak it out loud."
Nine Writers and Publicists Tell All About Readings and Book Tours - on The Awl | "Occasionally, the stars align and the event in question is deemed a success, or at least not a complete disaster. Here with advice, lessons learned as well as horror stories of readings and book tours"
So What Do You Do, Amanda Hocking, Author and Self-Publishing Powerhouse? -Mediabistro blog | "Call Hocking the darling of the DIY movement or the leader of the digital publishing revolution, but don't dare call her an overnight success."