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The Great Amazon Debate

In 1994, Jeffrey Preston Bezos left his Wall Street job to found an internet based company in his garage. The ‘bookseller’ known as Amazon sold its first book one year later.  Amazon may have marketed itself as “the world’s largest bookstore”, but its logo–an arrow leading from A to Z–was a clear indicator that its […]

Mike Tyson’s Tattoo & A Renegade Agent

Who owns the copyright to Mike Tyson’s facial tattoo?  And other intriguing legal issues on this edition of the internet’s favorite show about writing and the law. Presented by Donna Ballman with Peter Cox. Download the show as mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to our shows by Email Be a wonderful human being and […]


“Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly” advertised Giffords’ 2010 Congressional opponent Jesse Kelly… free speech or incitement to murder?  Plus…  authors entering the public domain this year… Amazon going Orwellian on us once again… and what happens after you kill off the parents? (in your plot, that […]

Introducing Donna’s Domain

What do The Diary of Adrian Mole, Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose and WikiLeaks have in common?  You’ll be amazed!  Plus fake reviews… fake kisses… and ways you can use the law to give your stories more depth. Don’t forget – you can post topics for Donna to discuss in Donna’s Domain inside […]

No Name – Wilkie Collins

John Simopoulos is back today with another in our occasional series of Books That Matter to propose that you spend a little time with “No Name” by English novelist, playwright, and author  – Wilkie Collins.  Written in the early 1860s, between “The Woman in White” and “The Moonstone”, “No Name” was rejected as immoral by […]