Several decades ago Arthur C. Clarke reminded a friend and me that e-book devices might develop amnesia if dropped in the bathtub. Well, time passes. I myself own a dandy waterpoof case for my Kindle Paperwhite. And I keep up with the Kobo world through a waterproof Aura H20. But wait! Exactly how waterproof is […]
Arthur C. Clarke
UK fantastic fiction author Nina Allan has won the Foreign Short Fiction category in the prestigious Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, France's equivalent of a Hugo or Arthur C. Clarke award. The prize was awarded for her collection of linked short stories The Silver Wind (Complications in the French translation), all revolving round the theme of time travel. Her translator Bernard Sigaud also won the Jacques Chambon Award for Translation for his French rendition of her work.
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While the metaphor might seem extreme, when it comes to marketing and discoverability in the Internet age, publishers really are, like the early explorers, in uncharted territory. This was the theme of opening keynote delivered by Joyce, Perseus's Chief Marketing Officer to the gathered publishing professionals at the Metropolitan Pavilion for the first Digital Book World Marketing and Discoverability conference.
The Houston Press’s Books blog has a roundup of five classic novels you cannot (yet) read on a Kindle, for various reasons. The reasons are actually the most interesting part: two of them—One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke—have to do with copyright and [...]