First off, for anyone in the Des Moines area, head to the Des Moines Central Library from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight. The Iowa Author Fair features 48 Iowa authors and books for purchase facilitated by our local indie bookstore Beaverdale Books. Free and great authors, can’t beat that!

On to the links, a helpful and encouraging “10 Things I’ve Learned” list from Murderati.

The literary world is buzzing about the Amazon-WalMart (and now Target) price war.

Chuck Sambuchino  covers The Essential Parts of a Novel Synopsis.

Super agent Kristin Nelson  is doing a great series on royalty statements.