Monthly Archives: May 2009

On the plus side, I just learned a lot more about rss

Oh, whatever. Site fixed.  Except for that stupid bug in the tags…

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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword

… but nowhere near as powerful as the sexual-harassment-smearing email! In her resignation statement, Professor Padel, 63, said: “I genuinely believe that I did nothing intentional that led to Derek Walcott’s withdrawal from the election. I wish he had not … Continue reading

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Cool, Another Lit Fix

Newest version of Calibre fixes that little glitch that was putting too many spaces between paragraphs. Interestingly, there’s a guy running around my neighborhood trying to sign up everyone for FIOS.  I’d been away, but of course I tried to … Continue reading

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This Book Has Magical Powers!

I was in New York yesterday for the divine Rachel’s In the Flesh Reading Series, and one of the big attractions was Craig Yoe, author of Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster.  Book was a hit … Continue reading

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Poor Michael Smith

The IDPF head isn’t part of the New Media Area at BookExpoAmerica.  Worse still, he’s across from an uplifting, life-affirming publisher. That’ll be a fun three days… you thought being next to Overdrive (the only company absolutely confirmed to be … Continue reading

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I Heard A Part-Owner of Theirs Hates When You Do That

Amazon Countersues Discovery Over Kindle Patents. Amazon (AMZN) has sued cable network Discovery Communications (DISCA), claiming it violates four e-commerce patents, such as search and recommendation technologies. Amazon also filed counterclaims in response to a suit Discovery filed in March, … Continue reading

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International Kindle Coming Soon?

Just got this email: Dear Kindle Publishing Partner: This is a periodic reminder regarding how to set territory sales restrictions for your Kindle titles.  As with the other metadata for your titles, you as the publisher are responsible for communicating … Continue reading

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Playing W/ ScribD

So I took a moment to put a few books into the new ScribD setup. Just three titles so far, but three that are, ahem, likely to sell.  Things you notice about the service: They’re just getting started.  I believe … Continue reading

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I Am Unlikely to Be Objective in My Review

Sorry, the plot of this book is one I’ve seen a dozen times.  Only with the sex onscreen. Anyway, some people will tell you that Horace McCoy’s “I Should Have Stayed Home” is groundbreaking for its exposure of the sex … Continue reading

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Now I’ll Never Get Swag

Back from lunch, forgot to mention, there’s no way in hell the Cool-er Reader Bookstore has 400k Epub files for sale.  Even if there’s a deal with LibreDigital or something, still talking at most 20k. And that store looks just … Continue reading

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