I hate publishing and everything in it. After everything that’s gone down lately one of the LAST things I wanted in my mailbox was NetGalley urging me to use #ThanksPublishers to express my gratitude to publishers who use digital arcs. That is one suck-up-a-thon too far. Instead of exploring the multitudes of fail I find in this invitation, let me instead return to something I used to really like – reading. On a complete whim I purchased Deborah Fletcher Mello’s The Sweetest Thing and I will review it the first week of December. I know nothing about this book or this author. I do know that her book is on Kindle Unlimited, so if you have that you’re good to go. Let’s read this thing and talk about it and forget about every aspect of the literary world that doesn’t directly involve reading.
In other news – Remember when Edith Layton’s daughter asked what we thought about covers? SBTB has a follow up on that here. Scroll down toward the bottom of the post. I find the concept of posthumous publishing fascinating – as soon as we both have time Susie and I are going to chat about that and I’ll share the outcome. Not in a “How do you do this” kind of industry way, but in a “Dude, is out of print obsolete?” kind of way.