Critical Linking: March 19, 2012

“Marvel is proud to announce that, beginning June 2012, all Marvel super hero comics priced at $3.99 will include codes for free digital copies of those same issues on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices at no extra cost.”

Do you think the Big Six is smart enough to do this, true-believers?


“The thing is, that these lies, these distortions, these fabrications, these untruths don’t make for a better story. They make for an easier one, a story with fewer thorns to swallow on the way down, a less complicated story.”

It takes a storyteller to call out a storyteller on their bullshit.


“Folks tell me I’m getting in on the ground floor of the wave of the future. I don’t know about that. Folks who don’t know me, won’t want to read it. And some who do know me won’t.”

How long before self-publishing loses its stigma?


“I have no idea whether I own the digital rights or not. I’m no longer even concerned about how many books I sell. I’m really concerned about how many books people read. I’m almost willing, right now, to pay people to read my books.”

I like this guy.



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