Another link I read lately, when discussing a favorite author -- Patricia McKillip: Vengeance in McKillip.
Let's add some more in: Graham's Locus roundtable. Check out Scalzi reaming Black Matrix -- who, I might add, is about par with Hugo Gernsback, who was infamous for not paying authors. When I say "not paying" I mean he wouldn't ante up the $5.00 owed, and got sued. Read The Futurians for more details.
His pay rates were still Not Good. Scalzi does some more notes here.
Ann Leckie does a summation as to why this matters to you, the writer. Note that this links to Patrick's comment, and he mentions John Klima -- who runs EV, where I work -- and Kelly and Gavin, who run Small Beer Press, which publishes Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.
Andrew Wheeler on e-books -- or, how much do these REALLY cost to make?
Patrick wishes us all a happy 80th: yes, fandom's been around that long. omg.
Will Shetterly is pulling a Cory Doctorow with his latest book. Here's why. :/ I want this book as a book... am adding it to my to-get list.
In case you're wondering, yes, I do indeed chase down fandom history. I like it. [Same for SCA history.] I have Pohl's The Way The Future Was in my reading queue now.
And Merry Christmas Eve!