Tag Archives: Books

Dichotomous Anonymous

Wherein I am delighted to welcome one of the best writers and poets I know, Kathleen Cain, into the Bloomsbury Blogging fold… With a few essential exceptions, I disdain dichotomy. Either/Or. One or two. Up or down. Yes or no. … Continue reading

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Gray on ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

I’m happy (and I’m sure you are as well) to introduce to you our first guest blogger, Dawn W. Petersen—wherein our heroine, Editor Extraordinaire, goes on a quest to intellectually stalk the Best-selling Beast, The-Book-That-Must-Not-Be-Named… Who among us has not … Continue reading

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Do any of us really want this to happen? Again?

Surprise! I’m not going to talk about the “Make it New” campaign this time (though you can keep that in the back of your mind, if you wish…). No, this is a matter that should concern all of us obsessed … Continue reading

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“Make it New” doesn’t mean “Make it Short.”

One of my otherwise favorite literary bloggers, has declared that when one goes about making blog posts, one should: Keep It Short. One of the most important tips about blogging is to keep your posts relatively short—no more than 500 … Continue reading

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‘Real’ books or e-books? Alarmed?

“The tastes of the reading public are turning digital“, says The Huffington Post. “Print book sales rise hailed as a sign of a fightback in a digital world,” says The Guardian. From HuffPo: A Pew Internet Research Center survey released … Continue reading

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Okay, I’m the world’s worst blogger.

You would be too, if you were surrounded by editors as talented as those who surround me! It’s intimidating. But I am a half-way decent writer—and a damned good volunteer. I am determined to make this New Year a more … Continue reading

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We have plans. Help us “Make it New.”

Ezra Pound’s famous charge, to “Make it New,” changed literary history. “Pound’s aspirations for literature were grand. He believed that bad writing destroyed civilizations and that good writing could save them … he thought that literature could enhance the appreciation … Continue reading

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Bloomin’ Good News for Authors, Publishers, and Advertising

In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, after Alice’s frightful telescoping followed immediately by her dizzying diminution, she finds herself soaked in a pool of her own tears. On scrabbling to safety, the courteous Mouse offers to dry her with the driest … Continue reading

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