Friday fry-up…

All the editors/proofers/indexers in the house, say YO! I’ve been gaining first hand experience in the labor-intensive, seemingly never-ending process of preparing a p-book for publication. Proofing ’til my eyes bleed, then proofing some more. But it’s all worth it – the 11th edition of The Australian writer’s Marketplace is nearly at the final hardcopy … Continue reading »

Bundling -v- Pirating

You wouldn’t steal a policeman’s helmet and go to the toilet in it, would you? … So says The IT Crowd in its spoof of anti-piracy warnings, brilliantly channelling consumer frustration with the hypocrisy of Digital Rights Management. A New York Times ethicist entered this controversial territory when he penned a recent piece in which … Continue reading »

Cyber-fires and storytellers…

Building an author platform for unpublished writers can be daunting. Editiorial Anonymous has some sage advice on what to include – and what to leave out –  for writers without any publications to list in their bio. For those lucky writers who do make it through the gauntlet to publication, Chris Currie, writer and bookseller, is … Continue reading »