Disney Doing Digital Comics

December 15, 2009

This is very strange.

A blog post back in July of this year covered it first: Disney comics going mobile with Disney DigiComics

Today, Bloomberg came out with this: Disney to Sell Digital Comics on IPhone, Other Devices

Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) — Walt Disney Co., the world’s largest media company, will start selling comics to users of Apple Inc.’s iPhone and other devices tomorrow to take advantage of increased demand for digital content.

The original timeframe was a September release, so perhaps it took longer than they expected to launch?

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Shortcovers Changes Name, Goes Galactica

December 15, 2009

What used to be this:

Now is this:

It’s explained thusly:

Exciting changes are happening right now at Shortcovers!!!

We have changed our name from Shortcovers to Kobo. Kobo is an anagram of the word “book” and we think that it is a name that will appeal to readers around the world….plus we think it’s a catchy name!

Catchy? I guess.

But the first thing to pop into my mind was Lorne Greene gravely intoning the phrase, “the Lords of Kobol.”

Small-Church Pastor Vs. NYC Book Publishing

December 15, 2009

Guess which one wins?

The E-book revolution

I looked and looked and looked for a snippet I could put here without ruining it. It’s all one piece and must be read.

Especially if you’re a writer!

A small-church pastor has a thorough understanding of what’s happening with print publishing — including newspapers!

Meanwhile, the Megacorporations think witholding eBook editions will save their greed-driven and soon-obsolete jobs.

Edgar Allan Poe Knew The Score In The 1800s!

December 15, 2009

I am resolved to be my own publisher. To be controlled is to be ruined.
— E.A. Poe

That was written in 1848.

And here I live in the 2000s and must daily suffer the insipid mewlings of fellow writers who are temporarily being treated well by their slave masters — aka book publishers.

Wake the hell up!

Source: Letter to George Washington Eveleth

— thanks to @MaudNewton

Previously here:

What Publishing Fears: The John Galt Maneuver
Writing Quote Of The Year: Paul Witcover
A New Masthead
Book Notes And Free eBooks
Edgar Allan Poe: The Stamp