This is the time of year when the New York publishing business grinds to a halt, and the entire continent of Europe takes a month off. So if you're waiting for that response to your query, have another glass of eggnog.
Aaaaand... it's been a slow news week.
It's the time of year as well for "best of" lists. Generally, these bore me silly. But author Meg Waite Clayton made a fun analysis of the New York Times 100 Notable Books list. She looked at how those books were rated on Amazon (average ranking just 3.88) and Goodreads, and how many were written by women: 54%. (Booya!)
Did you know there were 1,000,000 subscribers to the "books" subcategory on Reddit.com? Publisher's Weekly takes a look.
On his blog, former agent Nathan Bransford recaps his first effort at self publishing.
Happy holidays, everyone!