Monthly Archives: June 2011

Summer Reading Update

In an earlier post, I mentioned some of the books I’m looking forward to reading this summer. Here’s an update on my summer reading. The Pink Tarantula Want to spend an enjoyable week? Pick up Tim Wohlforth’s new book The … Continue reading

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An Interview with Carola Dunn

Carola Dunn was born in London and grew up in the village of Jordans, (where William Penn is buried), and attended Friend’s School, Saffron Walden. She graduated from Manchester University, moved to Southern California–by way of Fiji–and has lived in … Continue reading

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E-Readers & the Reading Experience

A guest post from Carly Parce E-readers have made quite the impact on readers since Amazon came out with the Kindle 1 in November 2007. Last December Barnes & Noble announced its online e-book sales outnumbered sales of hard-copy books … Continue reading

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25 ways e-readers can’t beat books

A friend just posted this link on Facebook, and I thought it particularly relevant to our class:  25 ways e-readers can’t beat books. The read is more fun than anything, as the arguments most of the points make are based … Continue reading

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Tim Maleeny on Jump

Here is a clip from my Ashland Mystery interview with author Tim Maleeny from May 2010. Among other things, we were talking about his book Jump, which the Boston Globe described this way: “If you threw in the air the … Continue reading

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Cassandra Carper interviews Devin Mahoney

Here is Cassandra Carper’s interview with Devin Mahoney, the Operations Manager at Blackstone Audio. Enjoy! CC: Tell me a little about yourself. DM: I grew up in Ashland and graduated from Ashland high. I then did a year at SOU … Continue reading

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Kind of An Interview With Gary Kliewer

Due to technical difficulties and my inability to work a tape recorder, my interview with Gary Kliewer, the co-owner and editor at White Cloud Press, was not recorded and therefore is not here for you guys to read. Oops! Instead … Continue reading

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Unbound

I just found out about a UK website called Unbound.  It’s an interesting new way to get books published.  Right now, you still have to have an agent in order to be an author on the site, but the site’s … Continue reading

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An Interview with Katharine Beutner

Katharine Beutner grew up in Pennsylvania. She earned a BA in classical studies from Smith College, a masters in creative writing and a PhD in eighteenth-century British literature in from the University of Texas, and will be teaching at the … Continue reading

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Wrap-Up

I have largely enjoyed this course.  While it was not exactly what I expected it to be–I thought the course would cover advances or changes in the history of publishing–I liked the seminar style of the class and learned much … Continue reading

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