October 26, 2010
Mashable lists four ways bands can cash in online without a label.
Mixed Media profiles wowOwow's forthcoming book club, which will offer advance reader copies of books months before the book's publication date.
In a nutshell, it's a bookclub that supplies its members with galleys of upcoming titles four to six months before they'd arrive in bookstores. "The concept really is sort of the literary equivalent to going to a screening," says Joni Evans, one of wowOwow's principals and the former publisher of Random House and Simon & Schuster.
The band draws on the riot grrl bands of the 1990s, along with more mainstream fare like Smashing Pumpkins. But its sound is a far cry from the tasteful understatement that characterizes most blog bands du jour.
Pop & Hiss examines how much musicians earn when they release their music via TuneCore themselves.
"If you go directly to iTunes and sell two songs, you'll net $1.40," Price said. "You will have made the equivalent of selling a full album at Tower Records."
The journey theme in literature is often a metaphor for something greater - discovery, a process etc. and this is the aspect of Sarah's story that makes it universally interesting. Sarah's pre-conceived notions were sometimes confirmed, sometimes challenged and she emerges from the whole experience perhaps more confused but definitely more enlightened. Welcome to the Middle East where nothing is black and white.
All Tech Considered interviews Cory Doctorow about his unique approach to making money as a writer.
In other words, Doctorow is giving away free e-books in hopes of getting people buy the paper books; he's offering print-on-demand paper books with four different covers through Lulu.com; he's soliciting donations; and he's printing 250 hand-sewn limited-edition hardcovers that will run $275 each.
Flavorwire takes a tour of punk rockers' gravestones.
Morning Edition and Slate interview Garry Trudeau about his Doonesbury comic.
The Washington Post explores how Michael Cunningham and other writers transcend "gay literature."
Aquarium Drunkard shares a Halloween mixtape.
In the New Yorker Fiction Audio podcast, author David Means reads Raymond Carver's short story "Chef's House."
Win 14 graphic novels from Top Shelf Comix in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.
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