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Monthly Archives — May 2009

Brevity is the Soul of Wit

Shakespeare liked a good turn of phrase, but even he might have a hard time stomaching the impact of social media on his masterpieces. In the world of Twitter, less is more. 140 characters, to be exact. Shakespeare, whatever he may have had Polonius say, was not exactly known for being brief himself. Most of […]

Book News Round-Up

Another week, another round of book news. It’s a short week this week; I guess I just didn’t find a lot of interesting news this week. Crazier things have happened. The Washington Post reports that the Dept. of Homeland Security is turning to science fiction writers to dream up tools and gadgets to help security […]

The Search for a (Publishing) Superstar

You could be the next……Amazon.com novel contest winner! Amazon and editors at Penguin Group are holding a contest to find the winner of the Breakthrough Novel Award 2009. Registration and submissions were accepted in February, with about 10,000 making the first cut. These were then whittled down to 100 semi-finalists and eventually three finalists. The […]