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March 2013

A Year of Sea Change in E-Publishing Book World

Today at 12:30 PM I’m co-hosting the E-Book MeetUp at SXSW Interactive. What a difference a year makes. Last year I hosted the E-Books MeetUp at SXSW Interactive. I was energized and inspired. I was so jazzed by the possibilities and opportunities of E-books that I wrote about my experience …

“THEY’RE HERE!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!” SXSW 2013 BEGINS

Please be aware of our E-Book MeetUp, Tuesday Mar. 12, 12:30-1:30 at the Proof Annex, featuring my terrible self, NETTIE REYNOLDS, our sponsors, Blurb, and many of our esteemed writing and publishing and publicizing friends, including Standard Magazine. Read the full description here, and my blog post here, in which …

7 STAGES OF EPUBLISHING GRIEF

1. SHOCK & DENIAL & PATHOLOGICAL BULLSHITTING. Yes, even you authors of high body-count murder mysteries may be SHOCKED to realize that you are OOP (Out of Print). With no prospective publishing deals in the works, even your friends at the bar have stopped asking, “Hey, when’s your next book coming out?” …

Playing Footsy While Rome Burns

(Credit: AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)(defaced by Jesse Sublett) So, today, a little political update. I like Salon a lot, but sometimes I think their graphics are a little weak, thus, this morning’s slightly altered graphic. You can read the salon.com post here. FROM SALON: SENATE COMMITTEE SET TO VOTE …