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Lightning Source to Print-on-Demand in Melbourne
The print-on-demand options for Australian small publishers and authors looking to self-publish are set to broaden from the middle of the year. Print-on-demand specialist Lightning Source has announced that Melbourne will be the location of its fifth global facility. According to Wikipedia, the company, a subsidiary of Ingram Content Group, is the world’s leading provider of print-on-demand manufacturing and distributing services. A Lightning Source…
Earthquake Novel Earns Massive Advance
As sales of print books drop and publishers tighten their belts, good news stories in the world of books remind us that hard work, a good idea, an ear for genre and a stroke of blind luck can still work wonders for a writer. So it is with a debut author in New York whose unpublished manuscript has netted her advances across the world…
Question Marks and Commas Make For Classic Cinema
Punctuation can tell you a lot about a person, but at Slate Nathan Heller has traced the rise and fall of film director Woody Allen all through his use of the humble comma.
"Bafflingly mispunctuated" poster from Woody Allen
Heller argues that Allen’s films were at their best when the titles used more punctuation, citing What’s New Pussycat?, What’s Up, Tiger Lily? and…
The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
What is the best way to destroy the internet before it destroys us? Cory Doctorow and Alan Brough
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