I find myself repeating the same two critiques over and over as I’m working through the pile. Here, I’ll point them out, so you writers will know to avoid them, and the readers can appreciate that we’re doing this so they don’t have to.
Comics can give writers a place to find characters, concepts, motivations, moments that they can adapt to their own writing.
Way of Kings is a fantasy that includes great characters, giant crabs, and power armor. What’s not to like?
Blio, a new reader from Ray Kurtzweil, is something I had been looking forward to. It was released today, and unfortunately isn’t ready for prime time.
There’s been a lot lot LOT of talk lately about the future of publishing, ebooks, etc.
Here’s Simon Wood talking about e-books from an author’s perspective. Here’s Pablo Defendini talking about what he would do with Barnes and Noble – which recently put itself on the auction block. And here’s a paperback publisher moving to e-books first, and following up with trade paperbacks. It’s a really interesting time to be in the publishing game.
But what does it mean for readers? It means options.