Critical Linking: August 2, 2013


New York Review of Books’ Summer 2013 issue. So, VIDAs, wouldn’t you say it’s time to cancel your subscription or write to the editor or something?

The current issue has pieces by 23 men…and 1 woman. Seems like you almost have to try to get that kind of ratio.


Today, Amazon Publishing announced that it has secured a new Kindle Worlds license from RosettaBooks for the books of Kurt Vonnegut. Writers will soon be able to create and sell stories inspired by the iconic books of Kurt Vonnegut with Kindle Worlds’ self-service submission platform.

Trying to keep an open mind about this program. But…….guh.


There is no literary reason to maintain copyright after the creator’s death.

Well, copyright isn’t about “literary reasons” in the first place. It’s about making money from what you make.


  • A full 50% say reviews posted by other readers to retail sites are most important to them when selecting a book to read.

A bunch of interesting stuff in this survey, but this particular stat blows me away.



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