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More on publishing Jin Yong

Friday December 08th 2006, 3:06 pm

Let me make it clear what Oxford University Press did wrong in terms of marketing. Here is how you sell Jin Yong: You come out with cheap paperbacks, and you advertise them in martial arts magazines, you go to martial arts tournaments and exhibitions and sell them at tables there, you sell them to the […]





If I Had Lots and Lots of Money

Friday December 08th 2006, 2:43 pm

On Wet Asphalt, I wrote about the novels of Jin Yong and how most of them have never been translated in English. I’ve come to discover that Jin Yong, now in his retirement, received an honorary doctorate from Oxford University, and then was so moved that he decided to get a unhonorary doctorate from Oxford […]





Dave Sim on writing

Saturday November 11th 2006, 10:38 am

Here’s a really interesting “Blog and Mail” from Dave Sim on writing

Compliments are very stingily granted in our society so the occasional compliment is usually well-deserved and can tell you what your personal strength(s) is/are. “You write good dialogue”. So I wrote a lot of dialogue. “Your work actually makes me laugh” so I wrote […]





Will Apple get into eBooks?

Wednesday July 26th 2006, 6:01 pm

The Millions (A Blog About Books): Will Apple get into eBooks?
Subjects: publishing, tech, books





Hacked to Death - Will the novelization survive the DVD era? By Grady Hendrix

Wednesday June 28th 2006, 7:55 pm

Hacked to Death - Will the novelization survive the DVD era? By Grady Hendrix
Novelizations are interesting. Logically, a novel adapted from a movie could be just as unique and interesting as a movie adapted from a novel. Unfortuntely, this is rarely the case, but according to the Slate article linked to above, it is happening […]





A New Era in Comics Publishing: A Roundtable - 6/27/2006 - Publishers Weekly

Wednesday June 28th 2006, 1:50 pm

A New Era in Comics Publishing: A Roundtable - 6/27/2006 - Publishers Weekly
A facinating roundtable on comics and publishing.

Subjects: publishing, comics





Slate redesigned

Tuesday June 27th 2006, 2:04 pm

Check out Slate’s new redesign
Subjects: internet, publishing





When will Deb’s work finally get published

Thursday June 22nd 2006, 3:16 am

When will Deb’s work finally get published
A site with links to rejection letters from what looks like every literary magazine on the planet.

Subjects: publishing





CONTEXT: Issue No. 19: Commentaries: Translations, Part 5

Thursday June 22nd 2006, 3:00 am

CONTEXT: Issue No. 19: Commentaries: Translations, Part 5
The chart below represents Dalkey Archive Press’s attempt to get as accurate figures as possible on how many works of fiction have been translated in the United States from
a variety of languages in the past six years.
Subjects: translation, publishing





Jim Baen’s Universe

Friday June 16th 2006, 1:52 pm

Jim Baen’s Universe
We believe in stories, short and long. For many popular authors, however, the low rates magazines pay for short stories have made writing them a tough economic choice. We’re going to change that situation in the simplest way possible: by paying more.
Right on.

Subjects: magazines, publishing, sci fi





SIMPLY WAIT: THE TIME TESTED WAITRESS METHOD OF FINDING A LITERARY AGENT

Friday June 16th 2006, 1:44 pm

SIMPLY WAIT: THE TIME TESTED WAITRESS METHOD OF FINDING A LITERARY AGENT
Subjects: publishing, agentry





Picador’s Shots

Monday June 05th 2006, 8:36 pm

Picador launching a series of short stories in individual book form in England
Any news on whether this is happening in America too?

Subjects: fiction, publishing





Why writers never reveal how many books their buddies have sold. By Daniel Gross

Monday June 05th 2006, 12:22 pm

Why writers never reveal how many books their buddies have sold. By Daniel Gross
Book numbers.

Subjects: publishing





The dirty, violent charms of Candy Licker. By Brendan I. Koerner

Monday June 05th 2006, 12:08 pm

The dirty, violent charms of Candy Licker. By Brendan I. Koerner
Plus the history of “Street Lit”. And here I thought Relentless Aaron came up with this idea.

Subjects: criticism, publishing, reviews





The Fine Print: Brooklyn’s indie publishers turn the page

Monday May 29th 2006, 1:50 pm

The Fine Print: Brooklyn’s indie publishers turn the page

“In big publishing, the line is that people don’t read, and we’re all competing for the same dwindling pool of readers,” says Johnny Temple, publisher of Akashic. “That’s not true. We’re going out and finding new readers, and showing people that reading can be provocative and exciting.” […]





 
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