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
Wake up, coffeehouse laptop users! Don’t blow it for everybody else. No More Perks: Coffee Shops Pull the Plug on Laptop Users – WSJ.com
Lack of access to our state’s historical documents diminishes us. Not only writers and historians suffer, but everyone who reads, or goes to school, or needs to be informed about the world prior to us. In other words, everyone. The Oregon Historical Society is scheduled to reopen on April 2nd with drastically curtailed hours: one… Continue reading Keep Oregon Historical Society budget intact
International Women’s Day at The Backspace.
Patty and I don’t get out much these days to hear live music. But waiting for the gates of spring to burst open had us chewing at the bit, so we decided Saturday night was the night.