Dr. Sarah Frantz (aka Joan here at Dear Author) has an article published in the Jane Austen Society of North America. You can read the entire article here in which Dr. Frantz talks about the legacy of Darcy in the post modern romance novel. It’s all about the hero.
Candace Sams continues her wigging out which apparently causes her to call the FBI because of purported threats. She reports the FBI complaint but not the threats to the Amazon crowd. This leads to her getting an entry at OTF WANK and a retweeting of the link by Neil Gaiman. Candace Sams will now be internet legend
Shortcovers, an Indigo owned start up ebook retailer, was recently spun off into Kobo Books. Kobo has partnered with Borders and will launch a Borders branded ebook store later in 2010 (will that be too late?). Kobo has also partnered with other retailers to create an international presence. The international scope of ebook selling is one reason why territorial rights really need to be rethought for existing and future sales. Piracy has no geographic boundaries. It’s vital for authors and publishers to make their works available for sale in every territory that has demand.
Kobo has teamed up with Borders, REDgroup Retail and Instant Fame, which to you and me means that the books are available almost worldwide, in the US, Canada, the EU, the UK, Australia and Asia Pacific.
Marjorie Liu has her own casual gaming platform out from PassionFruit Games called Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box based on Tiger Eye. (yeah, I know, big surprise right?) This game will go onsale April 2010:
PassionFruit Games will mirror this international scope through two games, the first to take place in China and the second in the U.S. PassionFruit games also plans to involve readers in the release of Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box with the chance for a select few fans to be Beta testers and with fan voting on possible looks for the character, Long Nu.
The graphics look pretty neat. Go take a look over at Dorchester Editor, Leah Hultenschmidt’s blog.
In other Dorchester news, if you missed out on the 70% off sale, Dorchester is holding another fire sale for its books at $2.99.