Wow, LibraryThing.com just gets cooler by the minute: So, here’s the deal: I put as many books as I want on the Member Giveaway program, and people sign up for them. As you can see (if you squint or click on the image for a larger version), on March 27, 2010 at about 2:45PM, like, […]
The Wapshott Press was founded in 2007 to publish the work of an online friend who was having a run of bad luck. And the cherry on top was that a story that had previously been accepted by a small press was sent back to her. She got the “sorry you’re fucked” letter the day […]
Prestige, editing, publicity, and more prestige. Too bad editing and publicity are out the window. And if those two are gone, can prestige be far behind?
“Social networking just became a little riskier to your privacy. MySpace has begun to sell user data to third parties ranging from academics and analysts to marketers. “The data will include any activity or information that is attached to an account. That includes blog posts, location, photos, reviews, and status updates-among others. InfoChimps, an Austin, […]
“T.S. Eliot, colonial and foreign accounts clerk for Lloyd’s Bank of London.” And more! Day Jobs, Lapham’s Quarterly, March 16, 2010 I find this very comforting somehow, but not enough to quit my day job.
“The role of the author would be forced to change radically: No more E.B. Whites tucked away in a Maine writer’s shack. The new author, Krozser suggested a little scarily, ‘has to prove their worth’ from now on. According to Stier, it is no longer acceptable for authors show up by themselves; instead they must […]
“In all the talk about the failure of publishers to get with the times, secondary questions arise. Can you turn a J.D. Salinger into a Mark Cuban? Can writers whose writing emerges from antisocial tendencies become social networkers? Should we encourage them to be more smug? Should we punish them if they don’t?” At SXSWi: […]
Whoo-hoo! I have my own author page on LibraryThing.com. I even put some 22 year old photos of me on it. Anyone on LibraryThing who wants to do a review of any of my work (including stuff I’ve edited), but especially “ Dr. Hackenbush Gets a Job,” I’ll be happy to send you a pdf. […]
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