Monthly Archives: December 2008

You Know, Three Weeks Ago That Would Have Killed The Server

Accidentally forgot to turn caching back on yesterday.  Since the new “speed it up” features were added a few months ago, that’s been a recipe for disaster. We’ve done just about everything, save move to the Cloud, to keep the … Continue reading

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Best of All, He Made it Back from China. Alive.

Christmas greetings from Goodloe.

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There Will Be Blood

Err, but not this week. Sorry, backed up a bit here and that title’s looking a bit tricksy… next week, promise. Week after, at the latest!

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So Who’s on that Iceberg?

Hmm, Penguin, Random, S&S, Hachette, even Soft Skull parent Counterpoint.  There are two real advantages to Iceberg: First is obvious: direct availability in the app store–as opposed to, “download the software, visit a third-party, open an account with third party, … Continue reading

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And There’s the Big Future Iphone App

Company’s called Scroll Motion.  They’ve got publishing deals with the big guys and a major author on board.  Idea is to completely reduplicate the print experience with rapid scrolling, and each book containing the Reader app (so purchase is instantaneous). … Continue reading

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Diskone of the Adobe Mobiles re-uploading

Re-ran the Sony’s as well.  Disktwo might be there later today.  Some other, rather more lucrative books, go to a distributor first on the same pipeline.  I’ll make a third pass for the Munsey’s with cover images. The new any2lit … Continue reading

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Funniest Thread in Weeks

No, not this one.  However satisfying the victory, the 10-5 Baltimore Ravens are an AFC team.  This one.  I mean, coming from a site where the one supposed Army guy is doing everything possible not to credit a source, to … Continue reading

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Doing the Printing Books Thing

Lots of ‘em. Probably one more Lacy between now and the end of the year.  Mebbe two. She’s real slow until Xmas. Means nothing, but I’m noticing there’s no longer a link to the Antitrust.booklocker.com blog at writersweekly. Kind of… … Continue reading

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Ahh, I’ll Fix That Title Tomorrow

Lacy’s Shoot It Again–kinda touches on themes we’re all familiar with.  And then some.  Speaking of ’50s pulps, in New York I had a chat with noted archivist Robert Nedelkoff about various authors.  One thing he mentioned, when it came … Continue reading

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Easy Answer For That One:

Given that HMH has announced it won’t be buying their new books any time soon, and now has fired their truly beloved editor (Drenka Willen), one has to wonder if those writers will now stay with the house. Or, to … Continue reading

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