Archive for August, 2005
Benefit to save CBGB’s, September 18th, at Carnegie Hall CB’s 313 Gallery. $10
Kyle Baker / John Holmstrom / Neil Swaab / Fly
Amazon.com has launched a new service selling short stories for about 50 cents a pop.
John Scalzi thinks: (via Boing Boing)
Whatever: Amazon Shorts
My feeling about Amazon Shorts is it’s best suited for writers who already have a significant and self-sustaining fan base. i.e., writers who are rather popular already. In the SF/F genre, I have no […]
twinkle twinkle blah blah blah etc.: EIGHT REASONS WHY CHICK LIT AUTHORS SHOULD BE KICKED UNTIL THEY’RE DEAD*
Subjects: funny, fiction
Who Moved My Ability to Reason? - New York Times
Subjects: funny, criticism
Cave Thinkers - How evolutionary psychology gets evolution wrong. By Amanda Schaffer
Review of Maria Housden’s Unravelled from Atlantic monthly:
Powell’s Books - Review-a-Day - Unraveled by Maria Housden, reviewed by The Atlantic Monthly
Via blog of a bookslut
But here’s the next turn: although old Maria Martell feels that spurning domestic wifehood is necessary if she is to pursue her dreams, her fate is not exactly to be single […]
News-Record.com - Greensboro, North Carolina: Business: Amazon opens doors to small publishers
One by one, the big houses in New York looked at “Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles,” but eventually said no, suggesting his theory that signals outside cells control genes was too radical for mainstream readers.
“I wasted a whole […]
Make you own comics strip.
“Boondocks” Comics strip protested for using the word “Christ”
newsobserver.com | Columns
At the center of the flap is the “Boondocks” comic strip, no stranger to controversy. On July 13, The N&O published a panel that lampooned Oprah Winfrey’s recent fit over a Paris boutique that barred her from shopping. Aaron McGruder’s cartoon had a drawing of […]
Entertainment News Article | Reuters.co.uk
Gerry Byrne, the former publisher of Variety magazine who designed the Quills program, said nominees had been chosen by a panel of around 6,000 booksellers and librarians as part of a strategy of rewarding books that readers really want to read.
“Most of the other awards, quite honestly, they’re more inside the […]