Just a few months ago, it seems, progressive small publishers were gnashing their teeth at the Big Six monopoly and the near-impossibility of lesser-known authors getting space on shelves increasingly taken over by big blockbusters. Does anyone else remember those days? It seems not. Today the grousing is about something entirely different–there is nearly unanimous… Continue reading Critical Look: the Reaction to the DOJ Antitrust Suit
The Whites of the Eyes: why webfiction and live events are flourishing together by doing precisely the same thing | 1889 Labs. This is an interesting article about a group of writers/publishers who are engaging with communities.
2666 is hypnotic and dreamlike as the author segues through the lives of dozens of characters, sometimes hilariously, and sometimes in a dark, twisted journey of horror.
Every time I receive a manuscript by email –the only way we take them– I struggle with reading it on my laptop. It’s not so bad if it’s in a MS Word format, but an 8.5 x 11 pdf just does not fit well on my screen. All of the word-processors and pdf-making software programs… Continue reading Screen page formats needed
POD, print-on-demand. That’s vanity publishing, right? Wrong. Print-on-demand is a book printing technology, and vanity publishing is a business model. It’s pineapples and ugly-fruit. So why is it that tradition publishers, book review organizations, and others in the trade insist on conflating the two? “We don’t accept POD books for review,” says one book review… Continue reading One more word on POD