A few follow-up links to last week’s post about rape in fandom:
- RAINN: They offer an online hotline for rape survivors and significant others, and calling their free 800-656-HOPE (4673) number in the U.S. will connect you to the closest rape crisis center.
- A list of international centers for survivors of sexual assault and harassment, via the University of Minnesota.
- The Back Up Project on LJ “…aims to make help against harassment visible and available, to create safer environments, to help women to support other women and men to challenge other men.”
The First (Pro) Novel Survey is up to 151 responses. I’d love to break 200 if possible. I’ve posted information at the following sites:
- My blog
- SFWA (Newsgroup and Discussion Forum)
- Absolute Write
- SF Novelists
Any suggestions for places I’ve missed? (Or feel free to pass the link on directly, if you know someone who might be interested.)
So I was chatting with Seanan McGuire this weekend about book releases and pancakes and such when she mentioned something fascinating. Apparently every time she posts a picture of her cat, her Amazon ranking improves.
Forget book trailers and contests. The key to writing success is cute animals. But it got me wondering … would a dog picture have the same effect? Can we prove once and for all whether cats or dogs have the superior selling power? Can we finally put an end to the age-old cats vs. dog dispute?
I believe we can! I spent Sunday afternoon chasing our poor pets around until I got the following pictures.
So there we have it. Having posted two animal pictures, my sales should now go through the roof. I’ll compare this week’s Bookscan numbers to last week’s for both books and figure out the percentage change. So tune in late next week for indisputable scientific proof of whether cats or dogs are better.