Tuesday, January 29, 2008


It seems to me that e-publishers close in one of two ways, snark or boojum. Snark is the online equivalent of a grenade that goes off distributing blame, acrimony and badly spelled rants in all directions. And boojum? Well, I think Lewis Carroll put it best:

" 'But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,
If your Snark be a Boojum! For then
You will softly and suddenly vanish away,
And never be met with again!'

So: Boojum [n] an epublisher that softly and suddenly vanishes away. e.g. Ocean's Mist. (or was that one a stealth snark that just stayed off fully public forums?)

The latest vanishing acts seem to be Tree Press? Any ideas what happened there?


veinglory said...

p.s. first person to use boojum this way in their blog wins one of my print books, or one of the Blaes or Nocturnes if you have no ta... if you prefer :)

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Anonymous said...

Done! :O Does this mean I can get one of your print books? *dies*

veinglory said...

Fion. What do you fancy? King of dragons, King of Men (Samhain, nonerotic MMF), The Call (Torquere, MM werewolves) or Dreams and desires (Freya Bower anthology, mixed erotic romance mainly MF). Just email me you preference and address :)

Teddy Pig said...

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;

They pursued it with forks and hope;

They threatened its life with a railway-share;

They charmed it with smiles and soap.