Typo Party!!!

This is simply too funny. Gotta love computer-generated WTF.

A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows

Truman Capote, Shebeener in Spirit

Truman, Truman, Truman.

Truman, Truman, Truman.

Truman Capote “assumes the position” after a strenuous evening of Shebeening. The mark of a true pro is the fact that he doesn’t spill his drink even while unconscious.

In related news, they let people into Studio 54 dressed like Barrettes Girl?

Face Up to Facebook

Face Book

Face Book

It has begun.

We’ve gotten a notice that our beloved (well, we’re being generous) Facebook Group is scheduled to be Archived. This means basically the four or five pictures we’ve got will stay and pretty much everything else will be gone. Sooper.

And we cannot convert it into a new style group, because there hasn’t been enough recent activity. And that means for our future plans, you will have to either keep checking the blog, buy raincoaster and Ian drinks at the Heather (and we all know how expensive that can be, right?) or wait for a hand-delivered message on parchment, and who has parchment lying around handy anymore, seriously?

You see where we are going with this, right?

Please, please, for the love of the printed (or pixillated) word, go to our Facebook Group and comment, like, or share something.


There Are Things I Want You to Tell Me…

…but they don’t have anything directly to do with either Stieg Larsson or Eva Gabrielsson, per se.

Just as with earlier this week, we have an example of what I can only call “price gouging”. Here’s today’s example.

Please, can someone explain why this hardcover is discounted to less that EIGHTEEN dollars:

“There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me”, by Eva Gabrielsson (hardcover)

“There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me”, by Eva Gabrielsson (hardcover)

…yet the eBook below, while discounted by over a third, still costs nearly SEVENTEEN dollars:

“There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me”, by Eva Gabrielsson (eBook)

“There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me”, by Eva Gabrielsson (eBook)

…which is only 99¢ less than the discounted price of the Hardcover edition of the work in the listing above it?

Notice as well that the Recommended Retail Price for the electronic edition is identical to the RRP for the electronic edition.

Let me remind you once again, don’t blame the un-identified retailers, they’re working with the RRP set by the publishers, which in this case is Seven Stories Press, who seem to be bound and determined to ensure no eBook is ever purchased by any individual in the history of man, just as Corgi and Transworld were earlier this week.

Authors (even the dead ones): talk to the houses who publish your work and insist they no longer ignore the way their are slicing their own throats. Electronic bindings are not some sort of luxury, especially as one has already bought some fancy electronic goo-gaw to read the books on in the first place. They can make money through volume sold just as easily as if they locate the handful of people in the marketplace daft or rich enough to pay top dollar for the option of carrying less paper.

Patience, Grasshopper

I’m still working on the audio track from last week’s event with Stephen Quinn. Originally running one hour and forty minutes, I’m trying to get it down to something more reasonable, as well as remove any un-necessary nattering on my part. the end result ought to be nothing but informative yummy goodness about how to make your information appeal to the ever-cynical, un-caring, heartless bastards of the media.

In the meantime (and partly because none of the media seems to give a damn about my exciting news), have a look OVER HERE about how Atomic Fez Publishing has been short-listed for Best Small Press by the British Fantasy Society’s awards.