- HuffPost lists "15 WTF Moments in Publishing from 2012" and 10 rather unfortunate predictions for New York publishers in 2013.
- Britain's Literary Review announces the winner of the Bad Sex in Fiction award: Infrared by Nancy Huston. You can read hilariously awful snippets from some of the shortlisted books here.
- A study by the Pew Research Center found that the percentage of ebook readers in the US rose this year from 2011, while the number of Americans who had read a book at all dropped slightly.
- NPR discusses the effect of ebooks on traditional publishing.
- And in a similar vein, the New York Times talks about how libraries are filling the void in the decline of traditional bookstores.
In closing, I leave you with new year's well-wishes from Neil Gaiman: