Ever wondered how readers find books? It’s certainly one of those topics that’s of interest to publishers everywhere, and to the folks behind the Goodread’s website. They’ve recently posted an Anatomy of Book Discovery: A Case Study using Charles Duhigg‘s nonfiction book, The Power of Habit that makes for interesting reading

If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for something akin to  movie review aggregator Rottentomatoes.com for books, you may have gotten your wish. The recently announced iDreambooks aggregates book reviews  from “professional critics”, which translates as reviews from many of the  major American newspapers and magazines. They’re hoping to fill a niche that isn’t serviced by either traditional print reviews or massive online review sites such as bookslut.com or The Millions.

Alan Rinzler has a great post on What should you expect from a developmental editor?

Install your own website or use an established service such as blogger or wordpress.com? Blogging: Self-Hosted or Not? addresses one of the core questions writers face when they decide to initiate their online presence, and presents Pros and Cons from writers on both sides of the argument.

Chris Flynn has a great post about Pathways to Publication over on the Meanjin blog, outlining some of the paths available to Australian novelists seeking publication.

It may not be open for submissions, but poets might be interested in the possibilities that come with Wearable Poetry and its ability to bring an unexpected burst of poetry into public spaces.

Booklife.com has a great post that suggests Success is Like Lightning, complete with the ways in which you can prepare before you’re struck.

Mary Robinette Kowal has been running a series of Debut Author Lessons on her blog, which encompasses topics  from book launches to signing bookstore stock to  signing up for a frequent flyer program.

There’s plenty of advice about long term goal setting for writers, but is this doing more harm than good? A recent study examining the psychology of goal-setting suggests that focusing on the results, rather than the practice, could be doing more harm than good.

Those are the links that caught our attention here at AWM this week. How about you? What posts, opportunities, and rants caught your eye? Let us know in the comments.

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