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li-lovett's picture
Feb.18.2011
Caught up in the buzz over e-books, we are staking the preservation of knowledge on a medium more fragile and troublesome than paper. In the basement of our 1922 Edwardian, we discovered crumpled copies of the San Francisco Chronicle used as insulation. The newspaper was a window into a bygone era...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Feb.09.2011
Another version of this piece--with attractive, eerie photo, can be see at my web page A Curious Man.   In Hollywood and Big Publishing, it often happens like this: The announcement goes out that the release of Young and Hirsute: The Profound and Epic Life of Justin Bieber (or whatever that...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Feb.09.2011
Another version of this piece--with attractive, eerie photo, can be see at my web page A Curious Man.   In Hollywood and Big Publishing, it often happens like this: The announcement goes out that the release of Young and Hirsute: The Profound and Epic Life of Justin Bieber (or whatever that...
diane-chamberlain's picture
Feb.06.2011
I need your opinions, whether you read e-books or not. I have seven books that have long been out of print and I’ve now made four of them (Secret Lives, Reflection, Brass Ring and The Escape Artist) available as e-books. Very soon, I’ll have a fifth book up (Fire and Rain).  Now I’m trying to...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Feb.01.2011
It's hard to believe Untreed Reads has only been around a year. This is the publisher that released my short story, New Normal, as an e-download last year, as well as Huey Dusk, written by Whitney Howland, who's in my writing group, Writers under the Arch, and will be publishing another member of...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Jan.31.2011
No one would ever accuse me of being an early adopter. The last time I plunged into cutting-edge technology was when I bought a first-generation iPod back in 2001, and only then because I was buying a new laptop and figured, in for a penny, in for a pound. Since then, I never install software until...
terry-odell's picture
Jan.17.2011
First: If you didn't check out my guest post at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen yet, please do. There are excerpts and a recipe. What more could you ask for? I got a Google Alert for Coping Mechanims, one of my short stories, the other day. I followed the link, which led me to a website that offers free...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Jan.12.2011
My winter issue of Icarus Magazine arrived a couple of days ago, and I opened it with the intention of quickly skimming through the table of contents and the interview, and then tucking aside the magazine for reading on my upcoming train trip to Toronto.  Instead, my eye caught on the first line of...
nina-vida's picture
Jan.10.2011
Reading the paper, an article catches my eye: A best-selling author has decided to turn all of his out-of-print books into e-books. The idea is dizzying, the ramifications stunning. Is it possible that dead books can be resurrected, their spirits shape-shifted by the technological forces of...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Jan.04.2011
( A version of this essay, with exciting action photo, can be read at my web page, A Curious Man.)  Lately, I’ve been writing about the challenges awaiting writers in the new world of independent publishing. An enormous number of avenues have opened up for writers otherwise frustrated with...