Browsing Archive: August, 2013

Copyright - is it a bad thing?

Posted by Paul Samael on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, In : Self-publishing 

This article (highlighted on Tom Lichtenberg’s blog) made me wonder whether copyright is a “good thing.”  It discusses some research suggesting that copyright acts as an obstacle to books remaining in print.  This conclusion is based on the somewhat startling finding that more books are available on Amazon from the early part of the 20th century than is the case with books published in the last 20 years or so.  The author of the research suggests that this is because the older books are...

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Corpus Callosum

Posted by Paul Samael on Thursday, August 1, 2013, In : Book reviews 



This is an excellent literary novel with a sci-fi element (but if you are not a big fan of sci-fi, don’t let that put you off, because the focus is much more on the characters than the science).  The basic premise is that technology has been developed which allows the contents of your brain to be uploaded into a “BrightBox” – but in most other respects, the world of the story is very similar to our own.  Joey and Jeannette are twin sisters.  When Joey is fatally injured in a fire, Jea...

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Paul Samael Welcome to my blog, "Publishing Waste" which will either (a) chronicle my heroic efforts to self-publish my own fiction; or (b) demonstrate beyond a scintilla of doubt the utter futility of (a). And along the way, I will also be doing some reviews of other people's books and occasionally blogging about other stuff.
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