Peerscribe describes itself as a social network by writers, for writers. I haven’t had a chance to look at it in any depth yet, so don’t take the link as an endorsement.
Gordon Crovitz explains why the real problem with the Google Books deal isn’t the deal itself–it’s copyright law.
Check out The Lumberyard if you have some time.
Barbara Jane Reyes is guest-blogging at Harriet. She’s one of my favorite po-bloggers out there, incisive and intelligent.