Authors Guild Gives Amazon the Perfect Alibi

March 2nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

As controversies go, the Authors Guild vs. Kindle didn’t last long. Last Tuesday, Guild President Roy Blount, Jr. was fuming about infringement of digital audio rights in the New York Times. By Friday afternoon Amazon announced that it would allow publishers to disable Kindle’s text-to-speech (TTS) feature on a title by title basis. Some fear […]

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Reading Pynchon on a Kindle

September 24th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Not long ago I was lamenting the fact that it was literally impossible to read Thomas Pynchon on a Kindle. It’s not because the Kindle isn’t suited to reading long and complex novels, but rather the fact that there are no Pynchon novels to be found in the Kindle store. In fact, there are no […]

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How to Succeed After the Writers’ Workshop — Exhibit A: Seth Harwood

August 5th, 2008 · 8 Comments

After graduating from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Seth Harwood pursued a career path familiar to many Booksquare readers. Seth honed his skills writing short stories and submitting them to literary journals. Despite modest success, he was unable to find an agent or interest a publisher in his work. Instead, he was caught up in an […]

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Tell Us About The Future Of Publishing

May 15th, 2007 · 12 Comments

We spend quite a bit of time at Booksquare headquarters talking about what’s wrong with the publishing industry. These discussions usually focus on the industry’s seeming fear of new technology and the fact that, some days, it seems like the future of publishing will never happen. We suspect that it’s not so much a fear […]

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