Bookmarks is Random House's new "consumer insight panel". It's been set up for an initial nine month pilot period to gather opinion from readers via polls, surveys and discussions on subjects such as covers, genres, digital reading and so on. If you're interested in joining - and members will get previews of forthcoming titles, among other things, follow the link above.
Dancing Beastie, who is always worth reading, has a most interesting post today, Creating a mental bookshelf: an exercise for the aspiring writer.
Having written your book, you move on to 'sending it out', and as making a good first impression is all-important, advice on doing just that should be welcome. If you're within reach of Felixstowe, you can attend editorial consultant Cressida Dowling's talk and workshop on submitting your manuscript at the Felixstowe Book Festival on 15th. June.