#1: This Salon article, My Amazon bestseller made me nothing.
In it, author Patrick Wensink details exactly how much he made from having his novel become
"The international bestseller at the center of the "World's Nicest Cease and Desist" from Jack Daniel's. Featured in the New Yorker, New York Times, Forbes, London Telegraph, Esquire, The Atlantic, NPR's Weekend Edition and more."
#2 A newly discovered letter by Oscar Wilde, written to an aspiring young writer, that includes this advice:
“The best work in literature is always done by those who do not depend on it for their daily bread and the highest form of literature, Poetry, brings no wealth to the singer,”