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New York Round Table Writers’ Conference

Thursday April 27th 2006, 3:56 pm

Come tomorrow I will be here:
New York Round Table Writers’ Conference





Wired News: You, To, Can Right Like a Blogger

Thursday April 27th 2006, 3:41 pm

Wired News: You, To, Can Right Like a Blogger
“There’s a case to be made that the internet has actually helped improve the quality of writing in general,” said, well, we’ll call him “Topsy.” I leaned in close to see if any alcohol was present on Topsy’s breath. Detecting nothing beyond the usual halitosis, I surmised […]





Poetry Chartin’

Thursday April 27th 2006, 9:10 am

Poetry Chartin’

If you look at the chart at the bottom of the note from Tuesday, you will see that Simmons B. Buntin gave his survey takers just six choices when he asked them what they liked about online [peotry] resources. Conversely, however, when he turned the question around, asking them what they liked least about […]





Books to bloggers part IV

Tuesday April 25th 2006, 4:56 pm

“Blooks” Are In Bloom
NEW MARKETS. Just about any blog writer — there are 36 million blogs out there, with 75,000 new online diaries added daily, according to search engine Technorati — is a candidate. “We believe there’s a market [for book-publishing services] for every single blogger out there,” says Eileen Gittins, CEO of online […]





Kid plagiarist

Tuesday April 25th 2006, 4:53 pm

From MetaxuCafe
From the first time I read about it I found it hard to believe that author Kaavya Viswanathan could really be worth the $500,000 advance she received from Little Brown for her first book How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life. (The offer also apparently involved a second book as […]





alg: P&Ls and how books make (or don’t) money: part the first: the mass market original complete failure

Monday April 24th 2006, 8:13 pm

alg: P&Ls and how books make (or don’t) money: part the first: the mass market original complete failure
Subjects: publishing





The Party’s Over - New York Times

Monday April 24th 2006, 8:11 pm

The Party’s Over - New York Times
The end of book launch parties.
“I’ll pay for the wine and some cheese and crackers, but it’s hard to justify spending the money,” said Morgan Entrekin, the publisher of Grove/Atlantic and one of literary New York’s most venerable partygoers, who said he gave his first book party in 1980 […]





Writers to Bloggers part III

Monday April 24th 2006, 12:15 pm

Why I shut down my blog. By Sarah Hepola
I had come to this realization before, but the moment would pass, and I would find myself percolating with small, quotidian stories that I wanted to share: This funny thing happened on the subway; you’ll never believe what so-and-so said. Not revelations by any means, but I […]





SlushPile.net » Why People Hate Self-Published Authors

Saturday April 22nd 2006, 12:16 am

SlushPile.net » Why People Hate Self-Published Authors
Subjects: publishing





Conversational Reading: Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

Friday April 21st 2006, 7:37 pm

Conversational Reading: Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
The Borg = Borges

Subjects: metafiction, fiction





 
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