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Zombi Authors and the Death of Publishing

Zombi Authors and the Death of Publishing

I just visited Project Gutenberg looking for books from the American Colonial period and just beyond. The other day I’d found and downloaded an encyclopedia of “useful information” published in 1889, which had fascinating stuff in it. One article, for example, reflected the scientific thought of the day about the origin of oil—and did so [...]

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I Write Like….

I Write Like….

In surfing around the Internet I chanced across the latest viral craze site: I Write Like…. It’s a site where you supply a sample of your writing, and the site reveals which famous author you write like. It’s a fun idea and I was kind of wondering if I’d get tagged as writing as myself. [...]

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The Word-Cartel

The Word-Cartel

I want to take one more stab at explaining how the publishing business works, primarily because an insight came to me this morning. In the past I’ve pointed out that because publishers had the means of creating product at a reasonable price (economy of scale in printing) and they had the distribution network (that allowed [...]

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Reviewing Movie Reviews

On Monday, feeling disinclined to work because of a strained calf muscle and a sore back from soccer, I Tweeted and Facebooked the following: “To Avatar or not to Avatar, this is the question.” I got a flurry of responses to that simple post on both services (far more so than on any other post [...]

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