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qw7643

  • Commented on A footnote about the publishing industry
    Charlie: But the trouble with disruption is that it's dangerously close to detonation. You can end up destroying what you sought to shake up and take over. Can you provide an example of when that has actually ever happened?...
  • Commented on Speaking of book covers ...
    Here's a US/UK comparison of books up for a literary prize. The differences here are much less 'obvious' or easy to categorize. No prevalence of human figures in the US versions, for example. http://www.themillions.com/2010/03/judging-books-by-their-covers-u-s-vs-u-k.html http://www.themillions.com/2011/02/judging-books-by-their-covers-u-s-vs-u-k-2.html I postulate that the contrast...
  • Commented on I have a new book cover
    Erm...yes, well. Cough. So, after making that post, I shuffled off to Amazon and was delighted to see that while the hardcover can be pre-ordered for £15 - a price that will surely fall as the release date nears -...
  • Commented on I have a new book cover
    Hardcover: boooo! I either have to wait 6 extra months, or I pay £12 for a sodding ebook. I can see why a nice weighty hardbook costs more, but it really rankles to pay so much for an electronic version....
  • Commented on Lies, damned lies, and popular beliefs
    The disconnect between the truth and perception is mostly down to the Daily Mail. Other tabloids are also somewhat culpable. And I'm only half joking....
  • Commented on A Bad Dream
    Oh, undoubtedly hamfisted and undemocratic. To the brothers the end justified the means - and I'm not entirely unsympathetic to that view as they've had to endure countless metropolitan candidates parachuted into safe seats where they have zero empathy with...
  • Commented on A Bad Dream
    I note with despair that the Labour party is seeking to distance itself yet further from the unions which founded it, and which have supported it ever since. Whatever your political stripe, at least union-supported candidates broadened the type of...
  • Commented on Understanding Reader Reviews
    So "Stross writes like an internet puppy: energetically, egotistically, sometimes amusingly, sometimes affectingly, but always irritatingly, and goes on being energetic and egotistical and amusing for far too long. You wait nervously for the unattractive exhaustion which will lead to...
  • Commented on Understanding Reader Reviews
    "Like film reviews: if the film poster has a quote by Paul Ross on it, then I don't waste my money on it." Ha. You know a film is bad if the only star rating on the poster come from...
  • Commented on Understanding Reader Reviews
    Great post. Takes a degree of self-awareness to react positively to both good and bad reviews, and it must help improve your output. Anne Rice, of course, famously failed this test, but then I guess she could afford to... Appleseed...
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