Posts from the ‘Books’ category

How Watchable is “Watchmen”?

Watchmen is not as much a movie as it is a nearly-three hour treatise on post-modernism in the superhero genre. It’s two hours of back story…

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Thomas Merton on Social Media?

Somebody pointed me in the direction of this quote from poet and monk Thomas Merton. I thought it spoke to the current vogue for over-sharing (in…

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We Have a Title, Help Us Think of a Cover

As regular readers know, we’ve been slaving away at a book on social media marketing for about a year now. It’s coming out in August of…

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Printable Editions of Hyper-Local Blogs

At Northern Voice, Rob from Techvibes introduced me to Frank, who (I gather) created ZinePal. Here’s the elevator pitch on ZinePal: Use zinepal.com to create your…

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Writing About What You Know

One of the first pieces of writing advice you ever hear is “write what you know”. This is valuable, if imprecise wisdom. It means both “write…

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From the Front Door Directly to the Recycling Bin

Our latest phone book arrived today. I picked it up off the welcome mat, carried it through the house, out the back door and deposited it…

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Mr. Gladwell, Turn in Your Passport

I recently started listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, Outliers: The Story of Success. I’ve enjoyed his other books, and a New Yorker Conference video on…

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More Marketing Ideas From Elsewhere

We were in the McNally Robinson bookstore in Nolita yesterday. It’s an excellent store, full of great books. As it turns out, it’s Canadian-owned (other stores…

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