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On New York Publishing:

“There was another consistent trend I found when interviewing zombie novelists for my article: fervent distaste for the New York publishing industry. And maybe that’s the real reason why publishers and agents never bothered reaching out to them; it’s not that they don’t recognize the sales and money potential for these authors, it’s that they’ve spent the last decade sowing so much bad blood within the writer community that they know approaching them for a book deal is a lost cause. 60 more words

On Writing

More Publishing Intrigue: A Monopoly-Like Stranglehold Has Invaded the Academic Publishing World

The world of academic journals, and their ever-increasing corrupt and predatory capitalistic publishing models, desperately needs a full house cleaning. A real deep gutting and restructuring, if you will, to return this vital publishing and research resource to its intended (and I might add… 906 more words

John R. Austin

School's out Friday (and a short lesson in viral marketing)

I’m using this video today because I think it’s funny, and not because I want to become part of Valvoline’s viral marketing strategy to try to get me to click on their links and sign up to their promotional activities and potentially win me over as a customer. 692 more words

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be "Blogosphere titans"

Simon Owens’ Clash of the Blogosphere Titans sees Glenn Greenwald’s relentless (and entirely justified) criticism of Atlantic correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg as a useful yardstick with which to measure “the effect of media criticism in a Web 2.0/3.0 age.” 847 more words

Politics

SUN

Caribou‘s video “Sun” from director Simon Owens. A song for August, that just left me.

Muzik Junkie

Update on the Daily Show Controversy

I blogged about the uproar by the feminists on how sexist the Daily Show was because it wasn’t the Daily Show with Jen Stewart several weeks ago.  817 more words

Caribou - Sun

Caribou – Sun, posted with vodpod

Latest visual from Canadian Caribou gets put to the screen by director Simon Owens. This time with a little dancing done by himself, and a lot more dancing done by some old and young women.

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