Interview starts at 5:55
I don’t have the view that you might have and that some of your listeners might have, which is that there’s something completely corrupt about traditional publishing or that it’s somehow stacked against all this talent out there that’s just waiting to be discovered. Sometimes it turns out that, although it has its own form of corruption and coziness, there’s also a way in which talent eventually does find its way to good publishers, and a lot of self-published authors find their way to good publishers as well.
Show Notes and Links:
“Gaiman on Copyright Piracy and the Web” (video) – February 3, 2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman – $7.99 on Kindle
American Gods by Neil Gaiman – $6.76 on Kindle
“How to Learn a Language Using the Kindle Paperwhite” by Justin Dennis at makeuseof.com
Interview with George Packer
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer – $9.11 on Kindle
The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer – $8.89 on Kindle
“Cheap Words: Amazon is good for customers. But is it good for books?” by George Packer in The New Yorker – February 17, 2014
George Packer reads from The Unwinding at Politics and Prose bookstore (video) – June 19, 2013
Joyland by Stephen King – available for Kindle by preorder for $6.59 with delivery set for April 8, 2014
“S&S Launches Site for Book Discovery” at Publishers Weekly – March 3, 2014
Off the Shelf, a new book review site by Simon & Schuster
Big Bang Theory – comedy series in seven seasons at Amazon Instant Video
Next week’s show:
I will record a collage of interviews with fascinating people at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. If you will be at SXSW, please drop me an email at PodChronicles AT gmail, so we can rendezvous for a cup of coffee or the secret TKC handshake.
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