The Devil & Google Are Raging Inside Me
The e-book is barely with us, yet already it’s threatening to undermine the whole publishing edifice. The news that Britain’s WH Smith and Amazon are apparently getting into a price war (Dan Brown at £2.78 from Smiths; Stieg Larsson at £2.68 from Amazon) is bad news for everyone – but particularly writers. “Cheaper is not better”, says marketing guru Jamie Mollart. “Making something cheaper only makes something cheaper!” It’s a terrific discussion – make sure you listen – and tell your publisher to listen, too!
Tonight see the welcome return of Donna Ballman to the show – Dave Bartram is also back after a week away, and current MUSE editor Emma Shortt completes a ripsnorting panel. Eve Harvey reports tonight from an incendiary chatroom, from whence springs much wisdom and wit – including the existence of secret blogs… do you have one?
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Topics on tonight’s show include:
- What will Charles and William do if Australia jilts the monarchy?
- Defaming ones manhood -a serious crime in India
- Hodder updates the Famous Five’s language – we can help
- The grandfather paradox is solved – prepare for time tourists
- A fiction is evaluated on its impact, not it’s truth… is it?
- Guest blogging -how to, and should you?
- Will book stores go the way of record stores?
This week’s titles for the Commissioning Meeting are:
“The Happy Foreigner”
Enid Bagnold, 1889-1981
“The Holes Around Mars”
Jerome Bixby 1923-1998
“How to Eat -A Cure for “Nerves”
Thomas Clark Hinkle, 1876-1949
Grace Livingston Hill, 1865-1947
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