4 Links and 1 Lesson

The Lesson: iBooks will yank your e-book from the store if it contains any Amazon or B&N links. Good to know.

The Links:

Hal Duncan talks about segregation in fiction at the SFWA Blog.

Via Writer Beware: Author who files charges over a bad review ends up being fined the equivalent of $11,000. I’m no lawyer, so I won’t claim to fully understand all of the details, but I believe the legalese translates to “Don’t be a dumbass.”

Via theguindo: California’s proposal to eliminate library funding. Unfortunately, libraries seem to be a popular target these days.

Confessions of a Slush Reader at Shimmer.  “Slush readers are like lonely folks sitting at a singles bar: we came here to fall in love.  The odds aren’t good because the goods are odd, as the old saying goes, but there is one truth—when we start reading your story, we want it to be beautiful.”