What I—and my friend The Red Pen of Accuracy—do is make creative people better at being themselves (yup, I’m that bigheaded).
Yes, you do. God bless the editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders.
But God damn the publishers!
Things are getting so bad in Newark that the mayor has ordered the government to stop buying toilet paper.
So why did I succumb to the charms of the iPad? Quite simply, I have not been able to find a PC that offered what an iPad does. Windows laptops are powerful, versatile and relatively inexpensive compared to Apple’s counter-offerings. You can get portable netbooks (with so-so performance), great big-screen gaming rigs and thin-and-light models (like the Asus UL30A that is my current workhorse). But none of these has the amazing battery life, fast on/off, ultra-handy form factor, a made-for-touch interface (rather than touch bolted on to a keyboard/mouse-centric interface) or a built-in app store.
The late Swedish author’s blockbuster thrillers have sold more than 1 million copies in ebook editions, publisher Alfred A Knopf has said, making Larsson at least the second author to join the e-million club. The ultra-prolific James Patterson also has more than 1 million ebook sales.