Something to think about over the weekend: Dialog is people saying no to each other in interesting ways. It is about people talking, but can often be about people not communicating (thanks to Rob Roberge)
The Book Publicity Blog makes the case for authors not approaching show producers on their own.
Pamela Dorman discusses her imprint at Penguin.
A number of authors are addressing themes of loneliness, including Paolo Giordano in The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a book getting a lot of buzz.