Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ghost Writing: Success and Anonymity?

Until recently a solid definition of ghostwriting had never been presented to me. Ironically, knowledge about the field of ghost writing seems as illusive as the ghost writers themselves. Personally, the first time I’d heard about ghost writing was when … Continue reading

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Inside a bookstore

Monday during class we heard from  Sheila Burns, co-owner of Bloomsbury Books. I thought it provided a really interesting insight into the world of a small independent bookstore and how they are being affected by the rapid changes in the publishing … Continue reading

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Reflection on NPR’s Article “End of Days for Bookstores? Not if They can Help it”

There’s nothing like walking into a bookstore. The hushed voices, the smell of paper and ink tingeing the air. I love bookstores; all of them. I’m not too particular about whether it’s a chain or a local operation. To me, … Continue reading

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An Interview with Vince Wixon

The eventfulness of a poem comes in the experience of the reader. Vince Wixon’s most recent chapbook of poems is Blue Moon (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2010). His previous books are The Square Grove (Traprock Books, 2006) and Seed (May Day … Continue reading

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Social Media in Publishing

For the last four weeks in The History of Publishing, we have been discussing the challenges faced by contemporary authors. The phrase “Publish or perish,” comes to mind when I come to class everyday. Even though the phrase has been … Continue reading

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Tim Wohlforth: Publishing and E-Books

Tim Wohlforth, fiction and nonfiction writer for more than forty years, resides in Ashland, Oregon where he spoke to Ed Battistella’s History of Publishing class April 11, 2012.  Tim’s fiction novels are mostly crime and mystery based, two out of … Continue reading

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April’s Non-words

Here are the Non-words for April. fooledscape (also pronounced foolscape), n. those who are taken in on the first of April, literally a landscape of the fooled. 1 Apr miksyezpit, v. to play a prank on someone (based on the … Continue reading

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eReaders Raising Expectations, or Creating Cynics?

I’m working as an intern this term for a local publishing company, and part of my responsibilities for the company involve reading some of their works and reviewing them on Amazon as a way to increase public awareness of the … Continue reading

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