Articles from August 2004

That Copyright Thing

August 29th, 2004 · 1 Comment

We’ve been interested in the JibJab versus Ludlow Music (or is it the other way around) case for a couple of reasons. From the first article we read, we were quite convinced this was a simple case of fair use. Then we started wondering what Woody Guthrie would think of the whole thing. Then we […]

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26 Miles Across The Sea, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

August 27th, 2004 · 3 Comments

We’ve thought long and hard about this summer thing — it seems everyone takes their vacation at the same time. Not us. We’re looking at sometime in the Christmas range. However, we are taking a long weekend. Yes, it’s possible to hit an island resort without ever leaving California. Heck, without leaving Los Angeles. That […]

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After The Secret Handshake, The Hidden Clubhouse

August 27th, 2004 · 2 Comments

We know many things (and we’re always willing to share), but sometimes, we can only imagine certain experiences. Not that we don’t do an excellent job of making things up (that’s a technical writing term), but every now and then, we turn to experts for what is known as “first-hand experience”. Sounds a little messy, […]

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Our Dark Horse

August 27th, 2004 · 3 Comments

We were all excited about the Booker longlist until we found out there’s already a favorite to run away with the whole thing. It’s sort of like knowing who’s going to win the marathon before Mile 20. Okay, so it’s usually obvious by then, but we’re sure our point is well-taken. This is a bummer […]

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Author Gena Showalter

August 27th, 2004 · Comments Off on Author Gena Showalter

Hello everyone. My name is Gena Showalter and BookSquare is graciously having me over as a guest. I’m being a brave little girl today and venturing from my cave to answer questions about writing and the publishing process. I’ll be with you from August 30th – September 3rd. I may regret this later, may even […]

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To The Citadel

August 27th, 2004 · 1 Comment

And no, we’re not talking shopping. Effective, like, now (can you feel the urgency?), Gene Brissie will be editor-in-chief of Kensington’s Citadel Press. He will handle pop culture (yeah, that), history (what pop culture will be ten years from now), and other things like outdoor adventure (which, based on our research, includes this camping thing […]

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The Final Word

August 27th, 2004 · Comments Off on The Final Word

Every time we think we’re done with the Harlequin editorial shuffle, we get new news. We’ve been waiting for the ground to settle, but, after a lifetime on a fault line, we know that never really happens. So here’s what we know. We thank our secret sources (yes, you — but you weren’t the only […]

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Under The Skin, We’re All The Same

August 26th, 2004 · Comments Off on Under The Skin, We’re All The Same

Ever had a bad writing day? A day when you couldn’t compose a sentence to save your life? Sure, it’s rare that you’re facing a firing squad and your ability to put subjects and predicates together in clever ways is your ticket to freedom. But it could happen. Stranger things have. Or so we’re lead […]

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Revealing Our Lack of Literacy

August 26th, 2004 · Comments Off on Revealing Our Lack of Literacy

There was a point, we were approximately 9, when our music teacher took our mother-the-school-librarian aside and said, “Maybe the flute isn’t the right instrument for her.” This was followed a year later, “Maybe the violin isn’t the right instrument for her.” And a year later, when our piano teacher, not privy to our elementary […]

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By Everything, He Means Everything

August 25th, 2004 · Comments Off on By Everything, He Means Everything

David Thayer over at Collected Miscellany leads into a post about reviewing with a statement that made us laugh (in a yeah-we’re-looking-into-a-mirror sort of way): People like me are intensely interested in every hiccup and crosswind the publishing world produces. We read everything. He then (and, Gena, you might want to read his entire post […]

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