Put simply, I want to treat my readers as partners and not crooks. There is no future in calling your most active promoters crooks.
We roared. We were one big animal throat, roaring.
Finally, in the short term it's really obvious. People need to hear about my book, and if they've found out about it and buy it, I make money. The net cost of eBook distribution from my website is approaching zero. With half a million downloads of Down and Out In The Magic Kingdom , it doesn't matte
Skipping school isn't a crime. It's an infraction. They're totally different.
Blogs encourage their authors to publish in small, partially formed chunks,
Any time someone puts a lock on something you own against your wishes, and doesn't give you the key, they're not doing it for your benefit.
I'm not a lawyer I'm a kind of mouthpiece/activist type, though occasionally they shave me and stuff me into my Bar Mitzvah suit and send me to a standards body or the UN to stir up trouble. I spend about three weeks a month on the road doing completely weird stuff like going to Microsoft to talk ab
... I think that I was too self-centered to ever develop good skills as a peacemaker. In my younger days, I assumed that it was because I was smarter than everyone else, with no patience for explaining things in short words for mouthbreathers who just didn't get it.
The fact is, almost everything you do is collaborative. Somewhere out there, someone else had a hand it it.
There are people already sharing eBooks out there, .. and they do it simply because they love books. You don't buy a second copy of a book, cut the spine off, lay each page on a scanner, run that .tif through an OCR (Optical Character Reader), hand edit the resulting output for errors and then post
The accolade of your peers is very exciting, always. There's lots of good stuff on the ballot. Cory Doctoro
Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about.
I choose YouTube over telly.
[Has it been a success though, I ask.] I don't know, ... I don't have another first novel that wasn't pushed electronically to compare it to. But the book itself is doing very well. Looking at other publishers, a good example is Baen Books , who do a lot of multi volume series of books. From experie
It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I deconstruct classic science fiction.
But this is just the start of something much bigger.
The other one I did was 'I, Robot.' I take apart Isaac Asimov's Robots world. Cory Doctoro
He had them as spellbound as a room full of Ewoks listening to C-3PO.
It's a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games, who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts, which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay.
The right to freedom of association is fine, but why shouldn't the cops be allowed to mine your social network to figure out if you're hanging out with gangbangers and terrorists?
The United States of America was a pirate nation for the first one hundred years of its existence, ripping off the patents and trademarks of the imperial European powers it had liberated itself from by blood. By keeping their GDP at home, the U.S. revolutionaries were able to bootstrap their nation
If this prinicpal thinks blogging isn't educational, he needs his head examined: he should be seeking out every student blogger in the school and giving them special time to blog more - and giving them extra credit besides.
All secrets become deep. All secrets become dark. That's in the nature of secrets.
I just sit down and the page just comes out and I look at it and the elements that appear on that page have a lot to do with what's going on in my life.
It may be hard to monetize fame, but it is impossible to monetize obscurity.
The other one I did was 'I, Robot.' I take apart Isaac Asimov's Robots world.
if it's not in my email archive, I don't know it
The future's a weirder place than we thought it would be when we were little kids.
What little empirical evidence is out there points to eBooks and free downloading increases sales on a net basis.
Universal access to human knowledge is in our grasp, for the first time in the history of the world. This is not a bad thing.