Dinner story about the search for family happiness amidst the search for individual truth. Through the reactions of the people around us, we’re often shown how we seem to the world around us. This can be an amazing gift.
Yesterday’s New York Times Magazine had a brief and cheery write up by Virginia Heffernan in a section called The Medium. Heffernan uses the release of last year’s numbers of books published to contrast the self-publishers of old, disrespected by the marketplace for their odd, not “booky” books, with the situation today. I also covered […]
Mark Barrett over on Ditchwalk, is trying to figure out the epub and pdf translation processes from the point of view of an author who wants to move his work into the public sphere. When authors start having to roll up their sleeves and get under the hood of translation software, learning the ins and […]
Like all other print media, magazine publishers are feeling the heat of digital text and multimedia applications as the tide of digitization continues to roll over old industries. Traditional ways of getting content to readers are changing fast, and print designers are starting to look like buggy whip manufacturers. Hoping to get in front of […]
This is the sixth in a series describing my Publishing Timeline; the events, experiences and occupations that have somehow shaped my business life up until today. In the late 1980s Jill and I met someone who would change my course in the publishing industry: Felix Morrow. Felix had had a long career as a writer […]
Today’s New York Times carried an interesting story about the author Cormac McCarthy and his decision to sell his trusty typewriter, an Olivetti Lettera 32. Here’s how Wikipedia cited the Times story: Cormac McCarthy used an Olivetti Lettera 32 to write nearly all of his fiction, screenplays, and correspondence over a fifty year period from […]