For decades, romance was a tried-and-true avenue for talented, creative women to bring in some extra money. (Or, in some cases, a fucking fortune.) But the business has changed, with the proliferation of digital publishers and self-publishing options. How's one author handling it?
While New Zeland mom Sarah Quinlan was sleeping, her daughter Pipi, 3, logged onto the auction site TradeMe, where Sarah had been bidding on toy trucks, and bought a real mechanical digger. Sarah found an email saying she owed $20,000 NZD and contacted TradeMe, which reimbursed her. [The Guardian]