Being a strict narccisist, I just thought some of you might be interested in a couple of links from around the web concerning A Dribble of Ink.

The first is another edition of Grasping for the Wind‘s ‘Ask the Bloggers’ series of articles. This time around John asks us about maps:

Should SF&F books have maps included for the readers? Are there any special conditions when they should or should not? Was there ever a book you wished had map that didn’t? Or vice versa?

Certainly an interesting bevvy of responses, all of which can be found HERE.

The second is a great article by Ana and Thea (the girls behind The Book Smugglers, which you should check out, if you haven’t already!) about the rise of online book reviews and the impact it’s having on print reviews.

Not only do they have a few nice words for A Dribble of Ink, but it’s a damn good article in its own right! You can find it HERE.

  • Thea September 10, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the shoutout, Aidan! And glad you liked the article :)

  • Barbara Martin September 13, 2008 at 11:48 am

    I like to read several reviews online before I go to the bookstore to seek out any particular book. When I have it in my hands, I read the first page to see if it as engaging as the reviewers have indicated. If it is, then I buy.

  • Fantasy Book Lover September 21, 2008 at 6:25 am

    I tend to read the book’s product description at either Amazon or B&N and then make my decision. If the book is written by a favorite author I almost automatically purchase it.