Random points

You know, if one of the big selling points of a traditional publisher is prestige, what happens when those prestigious houses start running vanity presses?

Well, then John Scalzi (via Dean Wesley Smith) starts asking Random House if they're fucking kidding him and calling their behavior genuinely shameful, while April Hamilton starts accusing Simon & Schuster of bribery.

That's the problem with prestige: It's hard to earn and oh-so easy to lose.

And a helpful commentator explained the correct way to make a link on Kobo. Thank you, helpful commentator! As much as I truly appreciate that, I feel obligated to point out that when a retailer is relying on the public-spirited to explain how things work, that's actually a bad thing.