The Publishing Industry
J.K. Rowling is not worthy of your trust

J.K. Rowling is not worthy of your trust

The problem, really, is that Rowling has dropped the ball when it comes to being a responsible author. Remember when she appropriated Native stories about skinwalkers? Remember that shit? I do. I remember her response as well. She treated it like it was no big deal and that, my friends, is Not On.

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Preventing E-Book Piracy

Preventing E-Book Piracy

I've noticed, through the metrics that I get through Google, that some people are coming to my site to find out about ebook piracy, since I wrote about it here. I do tend to waffle on a bit about piracy in general, so grab your parrot and peg leg, kids! Let's talk...

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Morally Complicated Y.A.

Morally Complicated Y.A.

Behold, my friends, the latest storm of idiocy striking the heart of the traditional publishing industry. I present to you Exhibit A, the announcement of a new YA novel called The Cruelty bought for six figures and sold in umpteen territories and a movie deal and......

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Bookbinding on a budget in Vancouver

Bookbinding on a budget in Vancouver

I'm not sure if anyone is interested, but I thought I'd write this up for any other bookbinders or people who'd like to try their hand at this craft. Here's where you can start learning bookbinding and where you can get your materials in Vancouver! Warning! WALL OF...

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Did you know that I have a mailing list?

Did you know that I have a mailing list?

I totally have a mailing list. It is a shiny list, which is unfortunately lacking in subscribers right now. This makes me sad! I give away books on this mailing list once a month, as you well know. At midnight on September 30th, anyone who's signed up to the list will...

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Fifty Shades Might Have Been Good

Fifty Shades Might Have Been Good

Well, I can't read Fifty Shades of Gray. I doubt I'd manage to get through the first chapter, seeing as I couldn't get through even the first Twilight book. Therefore, I am experiencing it the only way possible: by listening to Mark Oshiro read it, and watching his...

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Giveaway Madness

Giveaway Madness

Whew... I've been bookbinding ever since getting back from Ireland. I have so much to do! I had a LibraryThing giveaway finish at the same time as another giveaway was planned for the TomeTender blog (hi Dianne!) so my print editions are in demand. I should point out...

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The Smoking Crater that is the Hugos

The Smoking Crater that is the Hugos

As I was kicked awake by my daughter yesterday morning around 6am, I had the delightful experience of getting the results of the Hugos live from the other side of the Atlantic. After the various Puppies-related shenanigans going on, I expect a lot of people were...

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