Sunday, November 28, 2010
- Amateur book-reviewing on Amazon becomes vicious free-for-all as rival publishers accused of hijacking system: Are publishers really making wholesale use of faked Amazon reviews, or do PR companies just want to suggest it is the norm to justify this rather shady 'service'?
- Burglar bakes brownies, naps and downloads porn after breaking into Jacksonville home: If he left me half the brownies and walked the dog, I wouldn't press charges. But no guns, dude.
- Vladimir Nabokov's unpublished love letters are released: "How can I explain to you, my joy, my golden one, my heavenly happiness, just how much I am fully yours – with all of my memories, my poems, impulses and inner tremors?"
- The Deneban Empire: "To say that the first book in this saga, Forced Heritage, is simply a romance novel would be a gross understatement. Test readers have said that the book has affected their lives and, more often, their personal relationships." Uh-huh. Okay. It would be nice if somewhere in this rather self-important (or is that just me?) website the authors spent more time describing what the book is actually about. And if the name of the world is derived from Star Trek, do they have the right to use it?