Amazon.com is eating up the book world

As someone who works between the publisher, author and reader, articles like this bode poorly for my industry. The article discusses how Amazon is directly snapping up authors instead of sourcing their books from the publishers, and how this might affect the publishing industry. It has set up a flagship line run by a publishing veteran,…

Beating the Comment Thread Trolls

The Internet has Teh Rulez, mostly developed by the unlovable but frighteningly efficient b/tards of 4chan. (Even the US government scared of them.) The rule that I wish to mention and discuss here is: 14. Do not argue with trolls — it means that they win. I’ve discussed before why I don’t want to be…