Archive of all blog posts tagged 'books' for 2013


The Great Gatsby (2013) (2013/11/19 01:00)
A punch bowl full of glitter and treacle.

Of The Great Hither And Thither Dept. (2013/10/11 10:00)
Where I've been and where I'm going, especially with my next book.

In Contention -- Er, Competition Dept. (2013/09/18 10:00)
Is writing "competing" with TV, movies, video games, etc.?

Maybe You Should Be Able To Judge A Book By Its Cover Dept. (2013/09/17 10:00)
Book publishers should model themselves as Berry Gordy, not Lee Iacocca.

Less Gatekeepers, More Monoculture Dept. (2013/08/04 10:00)
On the ongoing publishpocalypse.

57 Media And Nothing On Dept. (2013/07/05 10:00)
On the video game of the TV series of the movie inspired by the book.

Classics Not Spoken Here Dept. (2013/05/26 02:00)
Creators have to cultivate a sense of history.

Mass Market, Crass Market Dept. (2013/05/15 10:00)
How economics supplants culture: a failure of marketing, and of imagination.

Perfect Forever Dept. (2013/04/09 10:00)
What makes a work great isn't an objective truth.

The Bookmakers, All 7 Billion Of Them Dept. (On "The Business of Literature", Pt. 1) (2013/03/29 10:00)
How to fix publishing? Fix publishers, readers, books, all of the above?

Paradise Kiss Vols. 2-3 (Ai Yazawa) (2013/03/04 10:00)
A genre-transcending romance reaches its conclusion and ennobles itself in the process.

Good To Be Wrong Dept. (2013/03/01 10:30)
I was wrong about the bottom falling out of e-book pricing, thank goodness.

Epitaph of a Small Winner / The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas (Machado De Assis) (2013/02/18 10:00)
A winner. A work so "modern" and bracing it's hard to believe it was penned in 1880.

Busted Brain Trust Dept. (2013/02/14 10:00)
Why machine recommendations are by, and for, machines.

Infectious Propaganda Pt. 2 Dept. (2013/01/09 10:00)
Another stab at a "Flight of the Vajra" viral-marketing image. (Revised/corrected)

Infectious Propaganda Dept. (2013/01/08 10:00)
On developing a viral-marketing scheme (or a few of them) for "Flight of the Vajra".


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