It's very easy to get into believing in "Be the change you want to see in the world." I'd really like to think that that works; I've even preached that world view to others, and today I'm a little bit ashamed of having done so. Make approaches and you will be approached. Link to others' Web logs, and others will link to yours - not the individuals you linked to, in incestuous tit-for-tat, but more generally as part of a positive-sum reputation economy where the law of attraction brings reputation from third parties to those who give it freely. As I've written before, it doesn't work. Thirteen years of my HTTP logs bear out that it doesn't matter how much you give with a Web site, it'll never mean you're allowed to expect anything. Nonetheless, I'm going to post some links here for my favourite Web logs related to books and publishing.
India, Ink.: A book designer's occasionally-updated notes on that business, including such topics as whether "douchebag" and "apeshit" are one or two words each.
April Henry's Livejournal: She writes young adult thrillers - which I was never all that much into even when I was in the target age group, but she often posts links of interest, and it's a lot more personal than some of the more commercial business Web logs.
Making Light: This is one of those multi-participant efforts, revolving around science fiction editing, and often has a relatively sane perspective on some of the stuff that falls under the heading of "fandom wank."
I Love Typography: I just discovered this site today, while looking for information on the Romain du Roi; it's full of interesting articles (caution, level of presentation beginner to expert is highly variable) on typography and will probably become one of my regular reads.