29 07 2009
As the deadline for the Google Book Settlement opt out, as negotiated by the Author’s Guild, nears, all authors need to be aware of their (lack of) rights regarding this settlement. In my opinion, this is a terrible deal for authors and artists in general as it had not punished Google for illegally copying books and gives them license in to future to continue doing so.
C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, imperialism, media giants, publishing, writing
22 07 2009
This week Barnes and Noble has launched its eBook site, offering 700,000 titles at start. While Amazon and its Kindle continue to struggle, mostly because of proprietary format issues, B&N will allow its books to be read on the industry standard ePub format. The ePub format works on a variety of devices, from your iPhone […]
C.R.E.A.M., fuck ups, media giants, publishing
17 07 2009
If you’ve been following the revolutionary way that online giant Scribd.com has sought to change publishing, more than likely you’ve heard this on going drama about Wired’s editor-in-chief Chris Anderson’s new book, “Free”. A book that attempts to quantify the idea of free in the digital marketplace.
C.R.E.A.M., coorporate sheenanigans, global economy, media giants, publishing, writing
10 07 2009
Never look at your favorite restaurant in the same way thanks to, “Cooking Dirty,” another tome in the long line of kitchen exposé books. Part memoir, part confessional, Jason Sheehan serves up the typical gross out “you won’t believe what happens before that souffle gets to your table” stories that inundate the foodie world. Sheehan, however, does it better than most, and importantly, doesn’t take himself too seriously as he chronicles his experiences during the long hours spent in commercial kitchens.
drinking, food, fuck ups, rock-n-roll, slack, Tupperware, weed, work
9 07 2009
while the question, “how do i get an agent?” has beleaguered writers since Adam, we never really tire of asking it, do we? perhaps if we ask it enough, we’ll find the right answer.
ain't afraid to hustle, media giants, philosophy, publishing, work
7 07 2009
sponsored by the Northern California Independent Bookstore Association, this walking tour includes stops at the following stores, Get Lost Travel Books, Green Arcade, Great Books Symposium, Books Inc and Booksmith.
bill vollmann, california, history, language, san francisco