David Bowie and Copyright

This is an interesting article from the Washington Post’s Robert Gebelhoff on the late, great, David Bowie’s views on American copyright law. david-bowie-was-wrong-about-copyright-thankfully/ The ongoing battle over copyright laws and how they should be applied, and for what period of time, is both interesting and frustrating. Interesting because the existence of[…]

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Now This Could Get Interesting.

The Author’s Guild has issued a formal letter asking for significant changes to “standard” publishing contracts. Read the entire letter here: https://www.authorsguild.org/industry-advocacy/guilds-letter-to-publishers-calls-for-real-change-to-book-contracts/ There are some valid points here. Our publishing house already provides contracts that allow for 50% of Ebook revenue. However, the Author’s Guild’s claim that “without serious contract[…]

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Best first sentences ever?

The folks over at Gawker Book Review – @gawkerreview – have compiled a list of the best opening sentences in fiction. http://review.gawker.com/the-50-best-first-sentences-in-fiction Such lists are always suspect at best but they make for an interesting contrast in styles. From the short and sweet, (“They call me Ishmael.”) to the long[…]

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