This week! The publishing! The publishing business is in the doldrums, but there’s still gold in some of them thar hills. The New York Times examines the business of author websites, and Amazon’s sales rose 18%. And speaking of booming business, this week’s “Self-publishing is the wave of the future” article is brought to you […]
Archives for January 2009
I found the responses to yesterday’s post quite interesting, and before we get to the open thread I wanted to clear up some common misunderstandings about the Sony Reader and the Kindle (Sony and Amazon marketing teams, I accept free e-readers and Kings tickets. Call me.). Steve Fuller summarizes things best: “1) The screen is […]
The Bransford household has gone paperless. Yes, I was recently given a new Sony Reader (more on the Reader next week), which I then gave to my wife, which, after a week of use, converted her to our new paperless overlords. Enthusiastically. We honestly can’t imagine going back to paper books, and in fact, I […]
Is there room to play with genres if you’re querying in one and want to write while you wait. In other words, will an agent expect you to stick close to what you’ve submitted? I stay fairly dark, but play in horror, sci-fi and a mixture of semi-literary commercial fare. Also, am I able to […]
Wow. Another titan has fallen.
I also apologize that I haven’t been as good about responding to questions in the comments and via e-mail lately. The queries! They don’t stop! I don’t know if it’s residual NaNoWriMo, a result of coming off the holidays…. I don’t know. Anyway. There’s nothing worse than hearing someone complain about how busy they are […]