I spend entirely too much time on Twitter, especially on Fridays, when my attention span has waned to nearly nil. Here's some interesting stuff on my radar this week:
Via @brainpicker, building thick skin with Rejection Therapy.
Freelancers and rejection are fast friends. So naturally, I perked up when I heard about the challenge to get rejected for 30 days in a row. Like, legitimately rejected. It's all about thinking to ask for what you want.
Via @RebeccaSkloot and many others, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was named Amazon Best Book of the Year. Not only that, but it made @LibraryJournal's and @PublishersWeekly's top 10s as well.
Via @stevesilberman, @edyong209 and too many to name, the story of how an editor from Cook's Source took content from a writer, published it without her permission, and then wrote an unbelievably snarky and not-well-thought-out reply when the writer complained. Facebook users gathered other duplicate content published in the magazine, although it's unclear whether the editor had permissions for these articles. LA Times, Poynter Online covered this, and How Publishing Really Works gave an especially thorough account.