One part of the publishing industry I really enjoy studying is the business side. Especially contracts, which are slowly becoming less arcane thanks to a number of great resources out there. In that vein, I’d like to share Bob Mayer’s post about Harlequin’s new contractual terms.

Seth Godin discusses the ‘wow’ factor, and a major problem in the book industry.

Shelley Hitz created a mind-map for indie authors. Looks like she used FreeMind to put it together, very good checklist of things to consider or do on your way to publishing your own books.

More from Passive Guy this week, a summation of Dean Wesley Smith’s numbers on how to make a living writing fiction.

From the Harvard Business Review: Why a Great Individual Is Better Than a Good Team. There is a lot of good information in this article, and something for those business minded out there.

Another great TED talk: Try something new for 30 days.