Articles from January 2008

A Little Friendly Bragging

January 28th, 2008 · 11 Comments

One of the privileges of being me (as opposed to one of the privileges of living with me) is that I have brilliant, smart, creative friends. And I don’t brag about them (brag on them? I am told this is proper English, but my people don’t speak this way) often enough. And I should. So […]

File Under: Marketing For Introverts

What’s Good For the Directors Isn’t Necessarily Good For the Writers

January 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Though it goes against my very nature, I have resisted commenting on the recently reached DGA/AMPTP accord — the settlement of contractual issues between the Director’s Guild of America and the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers — to let the deal points sink in. Not surprisingly, this period of reflection hasn’t changed my […]

File Under: Square Pegs

The Funny Thing About Settlements

January 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Funny Thing About Settlements

So naturally, I am reading all the news about this entity and that entity cutting deals with the WGA directly. I am also imagining all the major producers gnashing their teeth in frustration. Oh, man, this has got to rankle. And not necessarily for the reason you think. Residuals — the basis for this two-month […]

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2008: The eBook Goes Mainstream

January 7th, 2008 · 22 Comments

Though I hesitate to make predictions, I’ve always been a bandwagon sort of girl, so here is mine for 2008 (what? too late? never.): 2008 will be the year that ebooks go mainstream. In the ten years I’ve been writing about epublishing and ebooks, the dual stories of the ubiquity of ebooks and the death […]

File Under: Non-Traditional Publishing

Search & Sensibility

January 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Since Santa didn’t bring me a Kindle (probably fair on his part since I didn’t bake him any cookies), I have no choice but to worry about the future of the world. Or rather publishing. Or rather aspects of publishing. To sorta paraphrase Captain Jack Harkness, the 21st century is when everything changes, we have […]

File Under: The Future of Publishing