Critical Linking: June 29, 2012

 

Would putting the estimated number of hours it would take a reader to finish a book right there on the jacket be a good marketing tool?

I guess I should have realized that not everyone instantly does the math based on page size and page length.

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Monstro is an apocalyptic story. An end of the world story set in the DR of the near future. It’s a zombie story. (On that island, how could it not be?) It’s an alien invasion story. It’s a giant monster story. It’s about the Great Powers (China, the United States) attempting to contain the growing infestation by re-invading the Island for, what, the twelfth time?

Whoa…a nugget about Junot Diaz’s next novel!

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I said that I wanted to write a book, and I did, but it was only once no one wanted to publish it that I realized that what I really wanted was to be a published author, and that I most assuredly am not.

I do wonder if the coming normalization of self-publishing will reduce the romance of having been published to the point that a bunch of people no longer really find it attractive.

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We had that Urban Outfitters customer in mind.

Genius or bat-shit crazy?

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