links for 2011-08-04

  • "We think his tongue might be partially (or fully) in his cheek, but all the same, Ben Yagoda (author of the excellent Memoir: A History, ) makes some fine sense with his recent “handy how-to guide” to determining the truthfulness of a memoir. He offers his 100-point scale and applies it to everyone from St. Augustine to Hemingway, James Frey, and the crooner Andy Williams."

    –I'd add, "Does the author portray themselves primarily as a victim of his/her parents? Subtract 50 points."

  • "During August, Harper Perennial is running a 20 eBooks for $20 promotion, selling a select set of titles for 99-cents at all major eBook retailers."

    -Includes indie outlets!

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