Let me draw your attention to two very different blog posts. One is about speculative fiction. If, like me, you wondered what 'speculative fiction' means, have a look at Matt Teal's blog at http://penumbraezine.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-is-spec-fic.html
It seems speculative fiction is a very wide field which is good for the many writers who straddle two or three genres.
And here's a worker bee behind the scenes of a new publishing house (well, the company is new but the directors and workers are all very experienced)
Something a bit different for everyone to chew on.http://musapublishing.blogspot.com/2011/09/hey-cool-whats-that-like.html