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In praise of authorial intrusion

An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money. — opening sentence in the … Continue reading

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Can Job is now on Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Slowly, slowly making progress!!! I’ve now uploaded my first indie-published novel, Can Job, to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and now Smashwords. Cost is $2.99. It’s only available as an ebook now, but soon I’ll have a print edition out as … Continue reading

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All hail the book machine

Those of you who know me personally know that for many years I’ve worked as a marketing communications professional supporting some pretty big, name brand companies, including one fondly known as an anchor company here in Rochester, NY. And as … Continue reading

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“I’m out of the advance business and I’m out of the inventory business”

Just watched a 6-minute interview with Jane Friedman, former CEO of Harper Collins. She’s now CEO of Open Road Media, a publishing company she co-founded to so she can play exclusively in the digital space. Key things in her remarks … Continue reading

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Pop goes the book bubble

In NY Daily News, Alexander Nazaryan — writing about Border’s troubles — makes an this observation: What happened to real estate is now happening to books: An industry colluded to push an overpriced product on a public whose purse strings … Continue reading

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Too old to write?

In a blog post that also appeared in The Guardian, Amanda Craig voices her suspicion that publishers favor younger women writers. “Up until the 1980s,” she writes, “it was expected that novelists would be people of some age and experience.” … Continue reading

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Seth Godin outside the publishing box

Lots of different ways to look at this story. Jeffrey Trachtenberg gets it right in the WSJ, IMO, by characterizing what Seth Godin has done as trying “a new business model.” It’s not exactly the same as no longer using … Continue reading

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The future of print books

Ed Driscoll’s blogging at Pajama’s Media about the latest news from Borders. Which isn’t good. In the comments, no surprise, the conversation turns to the future of print books. Here’s my prediction. Print books are going to be around but … Continue reading

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