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Pricing e-books: race to the bottom?

Writers clutch their chests at the idea of pricing their self-published e-books at 99¢.  Literature, they hiss, is worth more than gum. But is it? Let’s break it down: A newly released hardback book from a legacy publisher might be … Continue reading

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Eisler & Konrath: a counterpoint

The brilliant dialogue between thriller writers Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath has by now been read by almost everyone.  There are perhaps two or three people in rural Tibet without internet access who have not, but I am assured print … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Kiana Davenport’s HOUSE OF SKIN

One of the curious things about Kindle and iBooks self-pub phenomenon is its focus on genre fiction.  There’s nothing wrong with genre, of course.  It’s entertaining, and often just as well written technically as literary fiction.  Writers and critics who … Continue reading

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Pub Crawl Part 1: the long, slow road to getting published

One of the reasons I resurrected this blog was to provide one writer’s experience of what it takes to get a book published. I’ve made a living as a writer for well over a decade now.  Note that I said … Continue reading

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The book is dead; long live the book!

The book has been around for about 1,000 years now.  Around 100 C.E., someone in the Roman Empire folded some parchment up into a convenient proto-notebook and called it a pugillares membranei. This rather useful innovation lived alongside tablets and … Continue reading

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Oh, good. You’re awake.

After a period of about 2.5 years, I’ve decided to resurrect Agents of Goldstein. Because, you know, another blog is just what teh interwebz needs.

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Bristol Palin’s Baby Daddy Revealed! Cue the gullible masses…

You knew it would come to this, didn’t you?  Someone claiming to be Bristol’s paramour and the father of her unborn baby has come forth – and on You Tube, no less!  Of course, the young man lives in LA … Continue reading

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