► Duotrope continues their beta launch including literary journals that publish nonfiction into their system, and has begun a series of interviews with nonfiction editors, like this one with River Teeth managing editor Sarah Wells.
►There's so much great material and fun stuff over at RedRoom, for both writers and readers.
► At the Parents blog on HuffPost, Lisa Belkin writes about Anna Quindlen's new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, and notes that in the book, Quindlen "writes of a friend 'who has always provided dispatches from the foreseeable future because her children are just a little bit older...' Anna has always provided those dispatches, those glimpses, for me." Lisa B. said what I've been thinking, for years, and still do.
►Don't have any inside information about the Self-Publishers Online Conference (May 8-10), but the experts line-up looks promising, including book marketing/publicity experts Sandra Beckwith, Penny Sansevieri, and Dana Lynn Smith.
►The folks who run the site IndieReader, which carefully selects books to review and recommend, reminds writers "The Big Reasons Indie Authors Aren't Taken Seriously". Be prepared.
►The American Library Association's blog posted a Best Books of 2011 Honor Roll: Narrative Nonfiction, How-To, and Art.
►A few nonfiction panelists at the Los Angeles Festival of the Book were asked for key advice. They replied: Read. Write. Expect to be poor. Who knew? (via GalleyCat)
► Finally, check out these "crazy and unusual book designs." Really unusual.
Have a great weekend!