The largest copyright pirates are the large corporations, particularly in the content distribution business. Yes, those companies who scream the loudest that their customers are ‘pirating’ movies, songs, books, etc. In this series, we are going to look at cases where these companies have engaged in large scale copyright infringement, or in other ways have […]
We still don’t know all the details, but the sites are now coming back up, one but one. That’s the unexciting news. The exciting news is after the cut…
Kleo and I have a fantastic stats package. If you run a Word Press Blog, I strongly suggest that you install Jetpack by WordPress.com and WP-Stats-Dashboard. Between the two of them, they’ll tell you most of what you need to know. They are really useful for spotting odd things.
Mat Taibbi makes some suggestions. I added to them of course 🙂 I also changed the numbers just to confuse things. Break up the monopolies. The so-called “Too Big to Fail” financial companies – now sometimes called by the more accurate term “Systemically Dangerous Institutions” – are a direct threat to national security. (No Shit […]
I’ve worked for the last week on getting The Mice of Middleton Marsh ready for publication. The Mice of Middleton Marsh is a collection of bed time stories that my wife’s mother told her children. They encouraged her to write them down, and the book was originally published in dead tree format about ten years […]
Some of what I said in the earlier posts was misunderstood. Maybe because I finished the first post, Futurist Prediction: Four years into the ebook revolution: Publishers are Lost in Space – Updated at 4:00 AM. Maybe it’s my off beat style of thought.
I dropped in on Dean Wesley Smith’s blog to tell him that I’d quoted him. Dean always has something interesting and well worth reading posted. This time it was in the comments.
Dean ran the numbers for an EBook sold at $4.99, under a variety of scenarios. The problem is that Dean didn’t take it far enough. He didn’t extrapolate beyond the sale of a single book. The difference between $0.75 and $3.50 isn’t enough to get most people excited.
Kleo and I originally intended to post this on my other site, About Writing, however since I’m still fighting with DNS issues, it’s going up here. Note regarding the update. A friend pointed out a nasty spelling mistake (I really shouldn’t write at 4:00 AM), and Mike Shatzkin has left a comment disagreeing with me. […]
I was talking to Science Fiction and Fantasy writer and old friend Shirley Meier about publishing options. One thing that I pointed out was that Shirley needed a “Shirley” website. She has sites. Eclipse Court tells part of an enormous future history. Another is about her Shiatsu training.
I was talking to Science Fiction and Fantasy writer and old friend Shirley Meier about publishing options. One thing that I pointed out was that Shirley needed a “Shirley” website. She has sites. Eclipse Court tells part of an enormous future history. Another is about her Shiatsu training. But she doesn’t have one that is […]