Gorok and Wulf Host a Blog

Gorok and Wulf Host a Blog

Watch a writer blather about writing that gay Barbarian and Mage story that insisted on being finished. Anti-scam rants and ebook links inserted for free.

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PublishAmerica Sucks
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Preditors & Editors site
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A. C. Crispin's Web Site
SFF.net's Publishing Scams Newsgroup
The Rumor Mill at Speculations.com
Absolute Write Bewares Board

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Fictionwise.com -- great staff
Baen Webscription site
Palm Digital Media
GLB Books -- Gay fiction (some erotic, most not)
Hard Shell -- indie ebook publisher

Romantica and Erotic Ebooks -- adults only!
Ebook Eros -- Burlesque for the Brain -- Romantica publisher
Ellora's Cave -- Romantica publisher
Changeling Press -- erotic romances and some slash
eXtasy Books -- amourotic reading
eXtasy Books -- erotic romances
New Concepts -- Romance and erotic sensual romance
Loose-ID -- Erotic romance
Torquere Press -- Romantic and erotic gay fiction

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Blackmask Online
Project Gutenberg
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More Writers' Blogs!
Diane Duane's weblog
Peter David's blog
Sick & Wicked: A Writer's Weblog
Alison Kent, erotic romance author (updated link)
Lydia Joyce, historical romance author
Hit by a Bus
Amy Shelton
Robert Sloan
Robert's Other Blog
John Scalzi, SF writer
Poppy Z. Brite
Wen Spencer
Tamara Siler Jones
Neil Gaiman
Beth Bernobich's blog
Silverfire's new blog
A Blog with Fantasy Reviews
Bring the E-Books Home
Kirkville -- Great Blog for iPod and Mac Fans
A Directory of Wonderful Things
Scifidaily Blog
Rosario's Reading Journal
Romantic SF & Fantasy

Fun Sites
All About Romance -- book reviews, etc.
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Glenn Gould Foundation
The Glenn Gould Archive
Theoden Fanlist
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Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Cheapened by the Checkout

Here's the subhead from another article linked by Booktrade News Digest:
"The mountain of discounted books at supermarkets isn't democratising publishing but dumbing it down"
You can read it here

Gag me. God forbid people should be able to buy books for less so that people with less money can buy more books. God forbid they actually buy books they might be interested in reading instead of what someone thinks they *should* be reading. This writer regrets the fact that when grocery stores offer discounted books, they offer the latest best-sellers instead of, say, the classics or something. Well duh!

The stores don't want to put something there that won't sell. They're risking their money on what they put there, especially with so few slots to fill. People waiting in the line at the grocery store aren't hoping to buy "A Farewell to Arms." They buy stuff that jumps out, like Dan Brown. That's not saying they won't read the classics sometime, although many will read them only in school, when they're forced to do so. Considering how schools teach the classics, do you blame them?)

The article ends with "DJ Taylor is a novelist and critic." Yeah, I'm gonna rush out and buy *that* person's novels. ;-)
Well, the one thing I've found annoying about grocery store bookshelves is that there's very rarely any of the sorts of books I tend to read (SFF) ... that said, I'm much more likely to try something different if it's discounted. (Hence the huge-ass stacks of books every time I go to the used bookstore... *shifty eyes*)

BTW, haven't seen you 'round in awhile; howya been? *hugs* Have missed you.
Sometimes I'll find thrillers or romance novels I want at the grocery store. But most of them don't discount, so I do better at Target.

I'm feeling pretty good nowadays. I'd feel even better if I lit a fire under myself and sent out a novel to publishers. ;-)

So whatever happened with Gorok and Wulf?
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