It's always great to read a review of a book that gives deep background – something rarely done in this age of all-is-hype. This is a Coetzee book that I've somehow missed previously. But not to worry – it'll soon be on my stack. The Millions : Known Answers and Unknown Questions: J.M. Coetzee’s The […]Read More Parsing Coetzee and Dostoevsky
Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson This book was lying around the house, and the Missus said it was interesting, and I didn’t have any more novels on my stack, so I thought I’d give it a try. Petterson is a Norwegian writer with five novels to his credit, a former librarian whose fiction […]Read More A Mood in the Taiga
With the growing interest in digital media, it's inevitable that these separate tech/communication paths will occasionally converge. While there will likely always be a demand for storytelling as a separate medium, it's going to be easier to add video – dramatic snippets, interviews, reviews. Possibly music will be added to help draw attention to published […]Read More Media Convergence and Transmedia
This is a final excerpt from the latest bookhitch.com newsletter. Transmedia seems a bit out there at the moment, but then so did e-books five years ago. What seems most relevant to today's readers and writers is set in bold below. If the transmedia possibility takes hold, writing and publishing will no doubt seem as […]Read More e-Books and Transmedia
The following is excerpted from bookhitch.com on the rising use of e-text books. This issue should prove interesting as it evolves. e-Textbooks Changing How We Learn Anyone who is in the "back to school mode" right now has probably been thinking about one thing in particular: textbooks. There seem to be so many options […]Read More E-Text Books
Barnes & Noble faces significant challenges in a fast-changing business. After reaching a record high of $47.40 in early 2006, its stock has slipped to a close of $17 on Friday. (Gene J. Puskar, Associated Press / June 8, 2010) via http://www.latimes.comRead More Another sign of changing times in the book biz.
Leap Of The Heart – Andre Dubus Talking, by Ross Gresham, Editor I don’t know if I consider myself a short story writer or not. I do write them, but writing long fiction is what really sets my juices flowing. Still, I’ve had more luck in publishing short stories than the longer form, and […]Read More Good Advice From One Of The Best