Some interesting articles on other blogs:
Definitions for the Perplexed - Editorial Anonymous
For the last several days, this editor has been explaining some of the common terms in the print production process: Cast-off, galleys, ARCs, proofs, PPB, ISBN, F&Gs, advances (the copies, not the money), CMYK.
Attitude Matters - Jessica Faust, BookEnds LLC
Yet another explanation on why you as an author need to maintain a professional attitude and actions. In the current industry move to reduce releases, when it comes to deciding which of several midlist authors with comparable sales figures to keep or cut, the editor's decision can indeed be influenced by the author's professional behavior, both publicly and with their editor/publisher.
Tales from the slush pile - editor Leah Hultenschmidt, Romantic Reads
She lists a couple of submission mistakes that are pet peeves of mine, too.
Is Romance a Four-Letter Word? - Seren's Scribblings
What do you say to people who disparage romance novels? Or how do you recommend one to a non-romance reader?
Puttin’ Off the Ritz: The New Austerity in Publishing
By Motoko Rich; Published: January 4, 2009
This is a very good explanation of some of the basics of finances and costs in the industry.