This Week’s Articles (5/27 – 6/02/2012)

This Week’s Articles (5/27 – 6/02/2012)

If you’re interested in books, ebooks, libraries, self-publishing, or even book blogs,there’s quite a lot to interest you this week:  The Nation has published a long, thoughtful piece on “The Amazon Effect” by Steve Wasserman.  A history of Amazon’s rise as well as an examination of its tactics and its… Read more »

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Author Birthdays page

Author Birthdays page

Want to know whose birthday it is?  I’ve added a page of author (and illustrator) birthdays to this blog. For the most part, the authors listed are a mix of classic literary types, children’s authors, and authors of fantasy, SF, and mystery.  They appear by date. You’ll find the page… Read more »

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Magic Under Glass, by Jaclyn Dolamore (Review)

Magic Under Glass, by Jaclyn Dolamore (Review)

Magic Under Glass blends elements of fantasy, steampunk, and the gothic novel: orphan girl swept into a high social milieu, mysterious and romantic sorcerer, hidden wife, enchanted clockwork automaton, missing fairy prince.  Dolamore melds all of these into a cohesive, intriguing, but oddly spare whole. I have very mixed feelings… Read more »

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The Adventures of TinTin (Movie Review)

The Adventures of TinTin (Movie Review)

A few nights ago, we watched The Adventures of TinTin for the first time.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but had been told it was good, so we rented it from Netflix.  I loved it!  Our daughter described TinTin as being “like Pirates of the Caribbean meets Indiana Jones…… Read more »

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How A Book Is Born (infographic)

How A Book Is Born (infographic)

Here’s a fun, tongue-in-cheek infographic about the publishing process, from idea to success (or failure), from Weldon Owen Publishing. Twitter Facebook 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

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