Louise Allen’s book, Virgin Slave, Barbarian King, was one cited by Julie Bindel as part of the patriarchal propaganda designed to “feed directly into some women’s sense of themselves as lesser beings, as creatures desperate to be dominated.” Ms. Allen’s… more
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Terry Pratchett has come out with the news that he has a rare form of early onset Alzheimers at the site of Discworld illustrator Paul Kidby. Blessings to you Pratchett. Via GalleyCat.
GalleyCat wrote today that Daily Lit is partnering with Harlequin to deliver bit-sized chunks of books to your computer or mobile device. Daily Lit specializes in serializing the classics which might not seem a good fit on the surface, but… more
Merriam-Webster has declared “w00t!” as the 2007 word of the year. Hopefully next year it will be “FTW” and so on until the entire English language is comprised of intentionally misspelled words and acronyms. Via Ars Technica.
899.00 AUD = 796.239 USD Australia Dollars United States Dollars 1 AUD = 0.885694 USD 1 USD = 1.12906 AUD Dymocks has partnered with iRex to sell the iLiad eBook reader in Australia. The iLiad is a unique e ink… more
Dear Ms. Black: I have to say that the cover of this book was hot. It looked Decadent, just like its title. Unfortunately what was inside the covers was more of a hot mess. I’ll admit that the sex scenes… more
According to emails, comments, and other sources, it appears that head of Mardi Gras Publishing that went under earlier in 2007 has started a new epublishing venture called LA Media. According to some reports, Teresa Jacobs aka Teresa Wayne failed… more
Long before there were written words that formed books, there were storytellers. Bards, skalds, folklorists told satires, recounted legends, and preserved the historical events of the time by traveling from castle to keep to village. In an attempt to preserve… more
Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, before the final Wheel of Time book could be written. Yesterday, Tor Books announced Brandon Sanderson will write the final novel. Sanderson is a good guy who I poked about his blog post… more
The dueling essays featured at The Guardian about Mills & Boons books sparked some significant debate here and here and some name calling. Julie Bindel took to calling the genre trash and argued that it was anti-female propoganda perpetrated by… more
National Book Critics Circle posted a summarization of the results of its Ethics in Book Reviewing survey. It’s okay to ignore self published authors and you shouldn’t review a book without reading the whole thing. There’s lots of other stuff,… more
The Amazon Kindle’s amazing wireless content delivery system relies on Sprint’s EVDO which has great coverage in urban areas and the East Coast but not so great coverage in the Plains and rural areas. You might want to before you… more
Source: Ann Aguirre’s Grimspace on my iPhone Last week, I wrote about my frustrations with ebooks and current ebook technology. Jayne, my blogging partner, commented that if she had read the article before I had converted her to ebooks, she… more
In the fall of 2007, USA Today had an article declaring that Manga was dying. Despite that Tor has signed a joint venture with Seven seas Entertainment to produce and distribute original manga titles and compete for the licenses of… more