Critical Linking: June 5, 2013


Baileys liquor has been announced as the new sponsor of the British-based women’s fiction prize, formerly the Orange Prize. This year’s winner will receive an award of close to $46,000 in a ceremony taking place Wednesday night in London.

Not sure the last time I thought about Baileys, so I guess this is working.


The problem, as Perez and others see it, is that Amazon’s publishing program simply misunderstands what fandom is about. To them, the often collaborative process of fan fiction can’t be shoehorned into a single ebook file.

I always forget how no one ever makes money off fandom.


Matt Damon, Christine Baranski and Gloria Reuben will join the lineup of noted actors scheduled to appear at “What Are We Worth? Shakespeare, Money, And Morals”

Shakespeare has the weird ability to get really famous people to do stuff for free. (Now a panel on that phenomenon is something I would attend).


Of course, I now have a boss, but they are fairly liberal at letting us run the company the way we always have.

I’d give ten bucks to know what that “fairly” connotes.


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