Aug 1st, 2010 3:03pm

September 28, 2010

BEAT ON – Blog – Murderati

Kerouac was talented and sensitive and vulnerable and he ultimately killed himself with booze. Frustrated, he drank because he was misunderstood. His publishers and the media and the critics sold him as America’s “bad boy.” They didn’t look at his writing, didn’t acknowledge the value of his fresh, new style, didn’t hear the questions he posed about the meaning of life. He was cast as the harbinger of restless meanderings and delivered to a hungry, eager youth ready for action, encouraged to use On the Road as their map into naughty new places where sex, drugs and jazz defined the essence of cool.

Aug 1st, 2010 3:23pm

September 28, 2010

2010: A Publishing Odyssey « Publishing Talk

But the harsh truth is: it doesn’t matter whether publishers engage or not. Those publishers who don’t engage will be cut out of the loop as the world rolls on regardless. It doesn’t even matter whether they decide to pay fair royalties or not. Ultimately, it’s not their decision any more. The economics of the new publishing are open to all. Publishers no longer have the monopoly. Anyone can play. And if someone chooses to take their ball away and play a different game with someone else, what, exactly, are you going to do about it?

Aug 1st, 2010 3:50pm

September 28, 2010

Three Percent: A Rational Discussion about Amazon

The real trouble with Amazon, it seems, is that nobody truly believes we were better off without it.

Aug 1st, 2010 3:56pm

September 28, 2010

Three Percent: Odyssey Editions

Approximately 5 minutes after this was announced the entire book world went a little bit apeshit.

Aug 1st, 2010 4:18pm

September 28, 2010

Money Changes Everything

The response to the WSJ article on online privacy+ads nicely demonstrates that if you write for money online, odds are that you’re a scumbagSun Aug 01 20:11:07 via web

Aug 1st, 2010 5:12pm

September 28, 2010

Short Story Library – Free Online Magazine – Poetry, Micro Fiction, Flash Fiction and Short Stories

Aug 1st, 2010 7:05pm

September 28, 2010

Recorded Future – A White Paper on Temporal Analytics | Recorded Future Blog

Aug 1st, 2010 7:39pm

September 28, 2010

Lefsetz Letter » Blog Archive » Photo Of The Day

The public knows the score and the artists are clueless and the businessmen are full of shit.

Aug 2nd, 2010 8:01am

September 28, 2010

The Mousehunter Blog » Blog Archive » Online marketing for children’s authors

If you’re not on the web in some shape or form, then to all intents and purposes you don’t exist.

Aug 2nd, 2010 8:05am

September 28, 2010

Hands On With Amazon’s Zippy, Alluring Kindle

For the first time, I could comfortably hold a Kindle e-reader in one hand. … The unit felt very balanced in the hand, and the buttons felt like they were in convenient, ergonomic places (more on that in a moment).