Thursday, July 31, 2008
It appears that the Erotic Romance Writers Forum along with many other forumer.com forums has been hacked. Please do not visit the forum until this has been resolved as the url seems to lead to malware. --fixed.
Shadowfire Press's grand opening is tomorrow (the 1st of August):
Ezine HelixSF is apparently miffed with some authors for withdrawing their work. In response some of the authors started their own ezine.
"The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, available for pre-order now. This book of fairy tales was written to supplement the Harry Potter series and will be published in two new editions on December 4, 2008 ... Amazon is also thrilled to offer a luxuriously packaged Collector's Edition". And for a mere $100. Can no author finish a best-selling series as planned and just walk away with their dignity more-or-less intact? Probably not, so long as the luxury edition is Amazon ranked at #7 before it even goes on sale. Oh, and Amazon is emailing every associate an affiliate link ensuring many positively-toned blog posts. (No, the link above is not an affiliate link).
Esquire magazine's e-ink cover shows the limitations of the format more than the advantages IMHO. It is, amongst other things, a huge and pointless waste of resources to produce a disposable e-ink magazine cover that can only display 2 images. Especially when its display qualities (contrast, brightness, durability) will compare unfavorably with glossy paper. What does it prove to use technology in a way that shows its inferiority for that purpose--it is just gee whiz innovation for its own sake, not the sake of improved functionality. [/rant]