Here are a handful of blogs OP thinks you should be following, if you're not already familiar with them. This is OP's idea of the best of the best out there for writers and writer-publishers.
These bloggers are dedicated to much the same ideas we are—that writers can and should empower themselves by learning about all their publishing options, and choosing a path that works best for their objectives at all stages of their writing and publishing careers.
What are YOUR favorite writer and publisher blogs? Leave a comment and let us know.
The Book Designer - Practical advice to help build better books
Let's Get Digital - How to self-publish, and why you should
The Business Rusch - Raising awareness of the new face of publishing
Dean Wesley Smith - Think Like a Publisher
The Newbie's Guide to Publishing - Outspoken opinions, and uncompromising facts
Barry Eisler - For Writers - A generous outpouring of resources for indie authors and all writers
A Brain Scientist's Take on Writing - Applying neuroscience to the writing life
J W Manus - One veteran writer's take on "The age of the new writer."
The Creative Penn - Helping you write, publish, and sell your book
The Book Deal - An Inside View of Publishing
The Red Pen of Doom - A reformed journalist blogs about editing, publicity, etc.