Readers first, please

Most authors working today still labor under the misplaced assumption that nothing’s changed in the publishing world. Big mistake. In fact the the old publishing model — author comes up with an idea, writes a manuscript based on this idea, finds a publisher who edits and designs the manuscript, then prints and binds it, turningContinue reading “Readers first, please”

An Apple a day…

“Imagine if Microsoft attempted to lay claim to anything you had written using MS Word. Or what if Adobe took you to court saying the images you created using Photoshop were their property? Companies have been hiding dirty little secrets in their End User License Agreements for years. They couch these nefarious deeds within theContinue reading “An Apple a day…”

Author adrift?

Every author I work with these days seems to be struggling with two issues. The first: ‘how do I start?’ is as old as writing itself. The answer’s as easy and complex as breathing itself, so I’ll skip that one, as this is a brief blog, not a book, and go on to common questionContinue reading “Author adrift?”

Is the Internet threatened?

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and  House, and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince aContinue reading “Is the Internet threatened?”

Five Hot Tips on How to Be a Happier Guy

http://www.manupin10lessons.com Someone just sent me a video clip of Mitt Romney denying he has lobbyists associated with his campaign… Perhaps someone could send the link to this video to Mitt’s campaign — he might find it useful, especially the part about the importance of “truth.” For everyone else, here are a few tips based onContinue reading “Five Hot Tips on How to Be a Happier Guy”